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Mar 26 2013

HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad participates in the Dead Sea Ultra Marathon to raise funds for six pediatric patients at the King Hussein Cancer Center

HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad participates in the Dead Sea Ultra Marathon to raise funds for six pediatric patients at the King Hussein Cancer Center
Amman - HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad will be running in the name of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center at the Dead Sea Ultra Marathon on April 5, 2013 to raise donations in order to fund the treatment of six underprivileged young patients receiving treatment at the King Hussein Cancer Center ( KHCC ). This one-of-a-kind initiative has received the support of many donors, including Saraya Jordan and Arab Bank who are the diamond sponsors.

Prince Talal will be running the full 42.2 km to prove that cancer does not mean the end. The goal is to raise JD 350,000 (US$ 500,000) so that patients Yehya, Haneen, Ahmad, Mahmoud, Sereen and Mohammad can receive the life-saving cancer treatment that they need at KHCC . Yehya (2 years), Mahmoud (six years), Haneen (seven years) and Ahmad (17 years) all suffer from leukemia. Sereen (8 years) has a brain tumor and Mohammad (2 years) has kidney cancer.

On this occasion, Prince Talal said, "2013 marks the 21st anniversary of my diagnosis and treatment for cancer. To commemorate this anniversary, I have decided, to run my first marathon race under the banner of an institution I hold especially dear to my heart, the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center. My goals, in completing the 42.2 km of the marathon, are two-fold: The first one is to raise funds to help save the lives of six young under-privileged cancer patients desperately seeking treatment at KHCC . My second goal is to demonstrate to cancer patients, cancer survivors, and all their families that as tragic as cancer may be, it does not always have to mean the end, but can also be a new beginning."

Prince Talal also thanked Saraya Jordan and Arab Bank for their generous support and sponsorship, and thanked everyone who has donated towards this initiative.

"We are extremely happy and honored to have Prince Talal run for our cause. He has always been one of our most dedicated and steadfast supporters," said HRH Princess Dina Mired, Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation.

For more information about Prince Talal's run, please visit the pledge page at www.cancerpledges.com/princetalal

© Press Release 2013


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