Friday, 5 Mar 2021
The Oman Cancer Association (OCA) organised a reception on Tuesday to felicitate the 20-member team that recently climbed the Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

OCA felicitates its team that scaled Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds

The climb was organised to raise funds for the charity association.

The occasion at the Kempinski Hotel Muscat was held below the patronage of H E Sheikh Dr Ali bin Talib al Hinai, Undersecretary for Health and Planning in the Ministry of Health.

The occasion was also organised to thank all the businesses and partners who had supported the volunteers, stated Dr Wahid al Kharusi, president, OCA.

“Last year, we had one person, this year the number went up to 20, multiply that by another 20 and I hope we will have 400 climbers from Oman representing the Oman Cancer Association in the coming years,” he stated.

The objective of the climb was to spread awareness on physical inactivity which at present takes place to be a single of the top causes of cancer and also to raise funds towards the functioning of the Mobile Mammography Unit (MMU).

The MMU truck travels all about Oman supplying free of charge breast scanning for ladies more than the age of 40.

“We have successfully completed over 18,000 scans since its inception. We have very limited mammogram units in Oman and they also happen to be quite expensive. We have saved close to a RO1mn by offering our free services to the people,” stated Nadir al Azri, acting CEO, OCA.

Juzer Kurban Husain, a single of the volunteers who climbed the mountain, is a cancer survivor.
He talked about the significance of physical exercise and physical activity in his method of healing from cancer.

Juzzer, who was instructed by his medical doctor to carry a nebuliser, climbed half way up the mountain. The climate was against him. In a single of the stops, the workplace was out of electrical energy since of which, he couldn’t make use of his nebuliser which forced him to retreat from the challenge.

“He was really emotional about the truth that he couldn’t climb the mountain and in truth kept insisting that he would go all the way to the leading.

“To us, he is a fighter and a hero. His determination pumped us to complete this challenge,” stated Nasser al Azri, the leader of the team that scaled the peak.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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