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Students raise awareness about breast cancer
To raise awareness about breast cancer, the AUS Student Council in collaboration with the Community Services Division, the Photography Club and Power Hit Radio, organized a special event, the proceeds of which went to support research.
The two-day event was held in the atrium of the Student Center and included several activities such as a bake sale, a photo booth, henna and games. On the second day, the Indian Cultural Club performed a musical that attracted many students and encouraged them to donate to the cause. A breast cancer survivor, Amira Hussein, also shared her cancer journey with the crowd.
The event proved a big success with its intended outcomes met, awareness raised and financial support provided to the intended charitable organization.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students said:
“Awareness campaigns are very beneficial to our students and it is a good platform to reach out to young people and send an important message across to them. I am sure that many of our students have benefitted from the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign not just in terms of health but also in learning the importance of being socially involved and responsible towards the community.”
Commenting on the event, Sameed Khaled, a mechanical engineering major, said:
"This week taught us how important it is to spread awareness about breast cancer. This informative week helped the AUS community to get to know more about the effects of breast cancer and how they can be tackled.”