On Sunday, July 1st, 2012, the Sereen Foundation, one of ECN’s partners, delivered the first component of its WoW Project to Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE). The delivery was made by Sereen Foundation principals Dr. Tawfik Abdelmoneim, Magda Elreheimy and Tania Abdelmoneim.
The donation consisted of arts and crafts supplies which were received by Dr. Nermin Sharabas and Dr. Hanaa Farid, the Head of the Volunteer’s Department and the Strategic Manager of CCHE, respectively.
“Art supplies not only bring joy to the children but also a sense of normalcy as they deal with the challenges of their treatment”, said Dr. Sharabas.
Earlier this year, ECN established a fund called the “Sereen Fund”, which was arranged with the Sereen Foundation to benefit ECN’s partners, including CCHE, AFNCI and Fakkous. The WoW Project was initiated by the Sereen Foundation as a major recipient of Sereen Fund donations to deliver art supplies to CCHE in order to supplement the artistic activities undertaken by staff, volunteers and patients at the hospital.
Mr. Eiman Abdelmoneim, Founder of Sereen Foundation, issued a statement in the fall of 2012, saying:
“As an Egyptian American, I am many times asked by my fellow Americans what I think can be done to improve what seems more often than not to be acontentious relationship between the two countries. *My answer is very simple – find common causes that resonate with our shared humanity*. And there are few causes I can think of that resonate as deeply with humans across race, nationality, class and creed than the sight of a child suffering from a life threatening disease like cancer. To bring a smile to that child’s face is the responsibility of every one of us and is why the creation and support of organizations like the Egypt Cancer Network not only help in the global cancer fight but also work towards building these important bridges of cooperation between the American and Egyptian people.”
On behalf of CCHE, ECN thanks the Sereen Foundation for this unique donation and looks forward to further future collaboration! For more information about the Sereen Foundation, please follow them on twitter using @sereenfund or on facebook at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/SereenFoundation .
To read the Sereen Fund’s article about their WoW Project delivery to CCHE, please click here. To read their article about their delivery of school supplies to CCHE, please click here. Kindly continue to follow the achievements page for future updates on ECN’s Sereen Fund initiatives.