We’d like to announce our new partnership with The Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) to raise vital funds to support local cancer patients.
Impacter sellers and buyers can now help create an impact and difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. With FoCP already active in-app, Mellsters can now list an item for sale and choose for sales proceeds to go towards empowering patients enrolled in their treatment programmes. When a seller sells for a charitable cause, Melltoo will automatically donate the cash from the sale to FOCP’s account.
The Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) is a UAE based society providing its services across the United Arab Emirates to all residents of the country. FoCP was established in late 1999 in accordance with the directives and under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FoCP), International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC. Being the leading cancer specific charity operating in the UAE, FoCP, an NGO and registered charity, has since its inception continuously delivered moral, financial, and clinical support to over 990 patients and their families, regardless of their nationality, gender, age, religion, or ethnicity. The primary focus is on promoting awareness around early detectable cancers within the UAE community. FoCP has also initiated numerous leading cancer-focused awareness programmes targeting the community, which have become recognised locally, regionally, and internationally. FoCP is committed to helping cancer patients and their families get through the long and arduous journey of cancer treatment. Their motto is “We’re with you”. FoCP provides a broad spectrum of support including, covering treatment expenses for chemotherapy, radiation and other needed medications, in addition to expenses for investigative and surgical procedures.FoCP is constantly raising the bar and setting new targets to expand on its achievements to date and empower the community to change the cultural and social stigma associated with cancer.
Looking forward to the partnership, here’s what our founders at Melltoo had to say:
“Cancer is something that has negatively affected everyone. I doubt there is anyone who doesn’t have at least a distant relative or somebody they care for who has been hurt by cancer at some point or other. It’s therefore important that we are compassionate and support those who are suffering from this illness. It can happen to anyone.” – Sharene Lee
“Melltoo impacter came into existence to make an impact. By partnering with organisations like FoCP doing groundbreaking work in research and treatment for Cancer we truly are able to help create impact in the lives of people who need it the most.” – Morrad Irsane
FoCP has garnered widespread recognition and awards from numerous leading institutions, locally, regionally, and internationally for their leading role in helping cancer patients and creating awareness about the disease. We’re delighted to have them as our new charity partner and to help them with their fundraising activities. The money we raise through this Impacter partnership will make a huge difference to the work that they do and it will have a lasting impact on thousands of local people affected by cancer.