MILLENNIUM &COPTHORNE HOTELS IN ABU DHABI SUPPORT THE 18TH TERRY FOX RUN
Hotels Pool Resources In Aid Of Cancer Research
Abu Dhabi, UAE; 18February 2013- – This year marks the 18th year the Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run will take place and Millennium & Copthorne corporate office and hotels in Abu Dhabi, namely Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel, Millennium Abu Dhabi & Kingsgate have pooled their resources to support this noble cause.
As in previous years, the Corniche Abu Dhabi will be the centre stage of all activities for the Terry Fox Run. In addition to sponsoring the car park space, the 5-star hotel has also pledged its’ banqueting facilities i.e. loan of tables, chairs and entertainment equipment, stage set up and spreading of awareness to hotel guests and associates.
This year M&C properties and corporate office team have joined hands to support this charitable event.
“We are pleased to be able to lend support to such a noble cause. Caring for the community is an important part of Millennium & Copthorne company culture and we hope that our support will go a long way in helping this cause “, said Moine Kandil, Vice President Operations Millennium &Copthorne Hotels.
Due to be kicked off on 22nd February 2013, the 18th Terry Fox Run will begin from the Corniche at 10:00am and to get participants in the mood, up-beat live entertainment and an aerobics warm up session have been planned prior to the start of the event.
Registration starts from 7am and participants are encouraged to come early to enjoy the live entertainment. You can walk, run or rollerblade. Pushchairs, wheelchairs and baby strollers are welcome! There is no fee to participate, only donations.
Every dirham raised goes directly to help fund international-standard cancer research. The research is done by UAE-based researchers and scientists and focuses on the needs of UAE citizens and residents. Last February, over 18,000 people participated in the Run/Walk and every dirham raised – over AED 600,000 – was allocated directly into innovative, carefully vetted and world‐class cancer research projects in Tawam Hospital in Al Ain.
The 1st Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run was held in 1995. HE Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan has been the Patron of the event since its inception. The run is organised by a group of dedicated volunteers.