The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City (ACAD) and ALHOSN Sports Club will sponsor an Eid Al-Adha Charity Bazaar and Banquet for Friends of Cancer Patients with special guests from Health Authority Abu Dhabi, First Gulf Bank, and Friends of Cancer Patients. The Charity Bazaar will be held on Tuesday, October 23 and an Eid Al-Adha Banquet on Wednesday, October 24. All events will be open to the public.
The two-day fundraising event will kick off on Tuesday, October 23rd with a Best Arabic Sweets Contest in the ALHOSN University female campus. Sweets should be ready for display at 12:30 PM. This will be followed by a Breast Cancer Awareness Presentation from Friends of Cancer Patients between 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the American Corner of Abu Dhabi City and the Eid Al-Adha Bazaar from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
At the Eid Al-Adha Bazaar for Friends of Cancer Patients, the community will find low-cost baked goods and new or gently used items such as electronics, clothes, accessories, games and small furniture. Small business owners and local artisans are encouraged to book a table which includes two chairs and costs AED 200 per table. First Gulf Bank will also be available to explain their "Well Woman Plan" which provides coverage for common cancers affecting women in the UAE.
The festivities will close with an Eid Al-Adha Banquet on Wednesday, October 24th
. Tickets for the banquet will be sold to community members for AED 60, with all proceeds going to Friends of Cancer Patients. Call to book your ticket in advance as a limited number of tickets are available for the event.
A spokesperson for ACAD said, “The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City is committed to fostering volunteerism in the community and making a difference through celebrating the diversity represented in the ALHOSN University campus and the community at large. All members of the community are welcome to join in the giving spirit of Eid Al-Adha by participating in education sessions, attending the bazaar, or purchasing tickets to our banquet.”
All proceeds from bazaar table sales, banquet tickets, and community donations will be gifted to Friends of Cancer Patients. Volunteers at the American Corner will sell used books and provide face painting for children in the community.
About the American Corner of Abu Dhabi City:
The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City (ACAD) at ALHOSN University is one of four American Corners in the UAE and is among 400 worldwide. It was established through the United States Embassy to promote mutual understanding and the exchange of ideas between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City strives to be a cultural hub for the community to engage in activities and events that inspire critical reflection, inter-cultural exchange and learning through a wide variety of informational resources and cultural programs. To find out about future events sponsored by ACAD please contact firstname.lastname@example.org