Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that it will donate part of the registration fees from Sharjah Ladies Run (SLR) to the nation’s leading cancer charity, Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP).
The event, dedicated exclusively to female participants, is an opportunity for members of the community to help cancer patients keep up with the 2018 Year of Zayed, highlighting the spirit of selflessness epitomised by the UAE’s founding father. The tie-up with FoCP is SLC’s first charity initiative of the Year of Zayed and emphasises its corporate social responsibility by contributing to the welfare of certain communities and giving back to society.
A stand by FoCP at the event that will accept monetary donations from participants and visitors. The stand will also feature professionals from the SLC beauty salon, Orchid Beauty Boutique, to accept hair donations from women that will be used to benefit cancer patients at FoCP.
The 2018 Year of Zayed not only marks 100 years since the birth of the founding father of the UAE but also aims to instil his values of tolerance, progression, leadership and charity across the country.
Khawla Al Serkal, Director General of Sharjah Ladies Club, quoted, “SLC is committed to ensure that the FoCP community benefits from our events throughout the year and being able to harness the popularity of Sharjah Ladies Run is an ideal way to encourage members of the public to contribute to the cause.
“Sharjah Ladies Run is perfectly aligned with SLC’s message of the wellbeing benefits of a healthy lifestyle. The run itself will form part of that fitness regime and provide a key incentive for the participants. Knowing that they will be supporting FoCP will certainly add to that.”
For its 5th edition, under the slogan ‘Glow with the Flow!’, SLR, taking place on Mar.9, includes a 5km and 10km category at Sharjah University City, which is adjacent to Sharjah Library near the Sharjah Centre for Astronomy and Space Sciences, a convenient location for women across the country to access and participate in the event.
Registrations can be completed online until Feb.28 at https://www.premieronline.com.The three-hour event will be held from 6pm to 9pm, and participants must be above 15 years of age. The registration fees are Dhs151 and Dhs181 for the 5km and 10 km respectively.