Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP)
FOCP is a charitable, social and volunteer association which proudly operating since 1999 under the guidance of HH Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, Honorary President of FOCP. The aim of this Association is to provide moral, financial, emotional and medical support to those suffering from cancer, and also to raise awareness of the disease and prevention methods among different groups in society.
Over the last decade, FOCP has continuously delivered moral, financial and clinical support to over 500 patients and families who have been affected by cancer, along with promoting awareness about early detection.
Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Honorary President of FOCP, FOCP organized in cooperation with the Gulf Federation for Cancer Control the ‘5th Gulf Federation For Cancer Control Conference’ under the title ‘Colorectal Cancer’ at Sharjah Expo, with GCC and international participation and in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Health.
In support of the goal of spreading awareness of this serious disease, Emirates Post has issued a commemorative postage stamp in one denomination (1 AED).