His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah had announced at the 32nd Sharjah International Book Fair in November 2013 that the proceeds from 5,000 copies of a special ‘Pink’ edition of his latest literary masterpiece would go to the Pink Caravan, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative launched by the Friends of Cancer Patients charitable society (FoCP).
The Sharjah Ruler had launched ‘Hadeeth Al Thakira – part III’ at the end of the inauguration ceremony of the Sharjah book fair. Indicative of both the immense popularity of the book and the cause espoused by His Highness, already, 4,000 copies of the special edition of the book have simply flown off the shelves.
HE Ameera Binkaram, President of the Board of Trustees and a founding member of the Friends of Cancer Patients charitable society (FoCP) in a statement, said, “His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi – a litterateur of formidable stature in the Arab World – has since its inception in 2011, graciously supported Pink Caravan’s various activities and programmes tailored to spread awareness about breast cancer and its screening and early detection methods, which in the UAE is a leading cause of death among women. It is indeed gratifying for Pink Caravan that His Highness has chosen to support Friends of Cancer Patients with something as close to his heart as his writing, which we all treasure.”
Sheikh Sultan had revealed during a recent interview that his latest literary work had focused on the period when the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan was president of the UAE until his death. The book vividly describes the United Arab Emirates during those fledgling times. His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan’s recollections as he recounts various significant milestones in the history of the country make for an inspirational reading experience.
Copies of the Pink Edition of ‘Hadeeth Al Thakira – part III,’ authored by His Highness Sheikh Sultan, of which only 1,000 remain, each of which is a cherished collector’s item, can be purchased directly from the FoCP office,. Each special ‘Pink Edition’ masterpiece – priced at AED100 – comes with a beautiful pink bookmark.
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