Wednesday, October 23

Local Happenings: OCA 10th Annual Walkathon

The Oman Cancer Association is conducting its 10th Walkathon link on Tuesday, 29th October starting at the Qurum Natural Park.

The walk raises funds for different activities of OCA, but most importantly 2 of it's programs:

1. The free mammography service that is available to all (Omanis and residents) that can detect breast cancer. In government hospitals the wait for a mammogram can go up to a year

2. The Dar El-Hanan Home(meaning 'home away from home') link for young cancer patients in Oman who come to Muscat for treatment and whose families' cannot afford board and lodging in Muscat, leading many of the families to just stop bringing their sick kids for treatment leading to them succumbing to the disease.

Dar El-Hanan provides free lodging and food (3 meals a day) to young cancer patients along with up to 4 members of their family. They have their own bedroom and bathroom. It's helped a lot of families.

Why not join in for a good cause and healthy activity?  Make a change with every step


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