Al Jalila Foundation receives AED 100,000 donation from Dhamani DPINK diamond sales to support breast cancer research in the UAE
Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education, treatment and research, announced today that it has received AED 100,000 donation from Dhamani for the proceeds from the DPINK collection created with the most sought after pink diamonds in the world, Argyle pinks. The initiative to mark the ‘Year of Giving’ saw Dhamani pledge 5% of the entire year’s sales of the exclusive pink diamonds to Al Jalila Foundation to support breast cancer treatment and research.
It is estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer, making it the most common cancer among women. In the UAE the average age of diagnosis of breast cancer is 10 years younger than elsewhere in the world. The high prevalence of breast cancer reinforces the critical need for medical research and improved treatment to combat the disease and ultimately, save lives.
Sulaiman Baharoun, Director of Partnerships & Sustainability of Al Jalila Foundation, said: “Dhamani is a long term supporter of our ‘Brest Friends’ program which provides treatment for breast cancer patients and funds breast cancer research in the UAE. We count on the support of our partners to advance medical research to improve patients’ lives and we are most grateful to Amit Dhamani and Dhamani Family for their generosity and dedication to a cause that affects millions of women around the world.”
Amit Dhamani, CEO and Managing Director of Dhamani, said: “We are honoured to work with the Al Jalila Foundation for this innovative initiative to mark the UAE Year of Giving. Philanthropy is as important to the Dhamani family as it is for the leadership of the UAE, and we are always delighted to support. This is a tremendous opportunity to play a vital role in the UAE’s humanitarian approach.”
The Dhamani brand has been adding a brilliant sparkle to the lives of its clients for more than forty-five years, offering the finest quality jewels set in world-class designs. The premium brand satiates the appetite of contemporary and luxury-loving connoisseurs from across the globe through intricately crafted jewellery.
Since inception, Al Jalila Foundation has invested more than AED 5 million to fund 7 breast cancer research studies and provide quality medical care and treatment to 26 patients in the UAE as part of its efforts to improve lives through medical innovation.