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Oil Barons Charity Ball appeals to society to help cancer patients in UAE

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, September 15 - 2011 @ 12:09

Presented by Pipeline Magazine and dmg :: energy, the Oil Barons Charity Ball – now in its ninth year – has pledged to raise a record Dhs1m for Friends of Cancer Patients this year. With the rate of cancer disease in the UAE increasing, according to data from the Ministry of Health, the charity says the gala event is one of its most important fundraising activities.

Speaking during the hospital visit, Roberts said, “These activities are very important for us to get a glimpse into the lives of those affected by cancer and really understand the difference that the fundraising efforts of the Oil Barons Charity Ball can make in the lives of these sick children. Such interactions are a reminder of the support Friends of Cancer Patients needs to achieve its mission of helping cancer patients through financial and emotional assistance.”

To help reach its record-breaking fundraising target for FOCP this year, organisers of the Oil Barons Charity ball are rallying for further support from the energy industry through two additional activities in September. Later this month, executives from the oil and gas industry will meet at the Oil Field Get-together, an industry networking luncheon organised by dmg :: events and sponsored by Kevin Roberts. During the event, organisers will call upon the generosity of the energy sector to contribute donations to FOCP via the Oil Barons Charity Ball 2011 Fund. The annual dmg :: energy Golf Tournament 2011, taking place on 29 September at the Al Badia Golf Course, will also encourage players to donate to the Friends of Cancer Patients Society.

Simon Mellor, Vice President of dmg :: energy, said, “Over the past three years our peers in the industry have been very supportive of our charity mission. Without their help we would not have been able to become such an important fundraiser for Friends of Cancer Patients. These focused activities remind our industry colleagues just how much of a difference they are helping to make in the lives of cancer patients in the UAE. In the future, we hope to host more charitable functions to ensure the mission of the Oil Barons Charity Ball extends beyond one evening of generosity.”

The Oil Barons Charity Ball will be held on 18 November, 2011 under the stars at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Since the event became a patron of FOCP in 2008 it has raised more than Dhs1.4m for the charity. The fundraising target of one million dirhams pledged by dmg :: energy this year will be supported by part proceeds from event ticket sales, dedicated sponsorship packages and donations.

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