Relay for life - FOCP

Relay for life

Overview

History

Relay For Life began in the USA in May 1985 when colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt, wanted to raise awareness of cancer and boost the income of his local cancer charity. Since then, RFL has become the largest fundraising event for cancer in the world.

MENA Region

The region’s first-ever Relay For Life launched in 2017 under the directives of Shaikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients.

Relay For Life is one of the world’s largest community outreach event to spread awareness and fundraising.

Relay for Life UAE aims to:

  1. Relay For Life aims to supporting those who are battling cancer by empowering them and creating a supportive community around them and their families.

  2. Aimed at generating publicity and funds for the fight against cancer
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