Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), the UAE charity organization, and The First Collection, have created the ‘28 Days of Stays’ initiative to spotlight Cancer Awareness for World Cancer Day on the 4 of February 2022.
Coinciding with Gulf Cancer Week, which takes place from 1-7 February 2022, FOCP patients and their families are invited to experience The First Collection’s warm and friendly hospitality with a complimentary one-night stay at their award-winning hotels in Dubai.
The 28 Days of Stays initiative runs throughout the month of February and is part of the hotel group’s philanthropic efforts to enhance its communities through various partnerships with non-profit charities and organizations.
Friends of cancer patient will be invited to enjoy a complimentary stay with their families at The First Collection’s hotels, including Wyndham Dubai Marina in Dubai Marina; Grand Heights Hotel Apartments, Citadines Metro Central Dubai, and TRYP by Wyndham Dubai in Barsha Heights; and The First Collection at JVC. The recipients will also dine at top-rated restaurants during their stays, including Village Bistro in JVC, Local Restaurant in Barsha Heights, and Alloro, a popular Italian eatery in Dubai Marina.
David Thomson, VP of Hotels at The First Collection says:
“We’re a company that genuinely cares about our communities, and it’s been humbling and rewarding to partner with Friends of cancer patients to offer cancer patients and their families a chance to enjoy some time away while experiencing great hospitality at various destinations in our portfolio. In recent years, our partnership with FOCP has allowed us to raise funds for cancer patients through donations at our hotels, but this year we really wanted to extend a more personal pledge of support by inviting them to our properties.”
Part of FOCP’s mission is to provide holistic care and emotional support to cancer patients on their healing journey. Founded in 1999, the Sharjah-based NPO also provides financial aid to help with treatment costs for chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as surgical procedures and medical expenses incurred throughout the treatment. To date, FOCP has provided support to more than 5,000 cancer patients and their families across the UAE.