Nahid inspires the community to support medical research
Nahid Al-Naqbi, a celebrated journalist for Al Bayan Newspaper and a recipient of the 2018 Al Jalila Foundation Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, is recovering from breast cancer thanks to receiving quality medical care and support.
Nahid’s journey has not been easy and whilst she does not define her life by her cancer – in Nahid’s words “Cancer was part of my life. But it is not my life.” – her diagnosis inspired her to be a passionate advocate for cancer research and access to quality care for cancer patients.
Through the newly launched Bassmat Rashid Bin Saeed giving campaign Nahid saw the perfect opportunity to champion medical research to save patients’ lives. Nahid rallied her high school friends ‘Girls of Khor Fakkan Class of 96’ and together they raised AED 20,000 to kick-start Nahid’s mission.
The ambassadors of hope paid a special visit to Al Jalila Foundation to make the donation and engrave their class name live on the donor recognition wall leaving their mark on the future of medicine.
Nahid’s work does not stop there, she is on a mission to reach zero cancer deaths by 2030 and has launched an ambitious YallaGive fundraising campaign to raise AED 500,000 to support breast cancer research in the UAE.