DOHA, Qatar (February 5, 2013) –Wyndham Grand Regency Doha yesterday held its first Cancer Awareness Day in collaboration with Hamad Medical Corporation (National Center for Cancer Care and Research – NCCR). Conceived to mark World Cancer Day on February 4, 2013, which aims to and spread knowledge about the disease, colleagues and associates from both companies joined together to participate in a number of events including gift donation and seminars for staff members.
On the morning of February 4, 2013, five representatives from the Wyndham Grand Regency Doha visited the NCCR, where they were able to give gifts from the hotel to the hospital’s patients. This was followed by a ‘Walk for Awareness’ along the Corniche by members from both Wyndham Grand Regency and the Hamad Medical Centre, where the walkers generated interest from passers-by in their eye-catching Wyndham Grand Regency Doha t-shirts and caps.
To raise cancer awareness within the hotel, Hamad Medical Corporation has organised free educational sessions for all associates of Wyndham Grand Regency Doha throughout the day on February, 5, 2013. The sessions will cover areas such as the different types of cancer, how to identify symptoms, treatments and preventative measures.
“At Wyndham Grand Regency Doha, we have found that Cancer Awareness Day is one of the best awareness activities that we have run for our employees through our ‘Count on Me!’ commitment to be responsive, respectful and deliver great experiences, as it results in a greater understanding of cancer among our employees, whilst also supporting a fantastic cause,” said Ayman Lotfy, the hotel’s general manager.
“This is one of the ways we give back to a community that we care deeply about”, said Lotfy. “I send my heartfelt thanks to each and every individual who helped make this event a success.”
World Cancer Day is an annual global event to raise people’s awareness of cancer. It is the singular global initiative in which the international cancer community is brought together under one voice to fight cancer and advocate for universal access to treatment, care and support.
The Wyndham Grand Regency Doha is a 246-room hotel offering guests single, double and suite accommodation. Rooms feature a harmonious blend of traditional architecture and spectacular contemporary design alongside all the comforts and amenities to be expected from a five-star hotel.
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