The Egyptian Medical Students' Association is collaborating with Cansurvive to hold a charity Cairokee concert to raise awareness for chronic myeloid leukemia; a particularly severe type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells.
September 20 is known globally as the international awareness day for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). For the first time ever Egypt will be looking to spread awareness and raise funds in an epic event being put on by the Egyptian Medical Students' Association that will feature Cairo's beloved Cairokee.
Chronic myeloid leukemia or CML is a devastating type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. It is a condition that many suffer from globally, which is why groups, advocates, and survivors of the condition have organized a global awareness campaign that will see events being held simultaneously in various countries around the world.
Looking to spread awareness and raise money, the Egyptian Medical Students' Association, in partnership with Cansurvive, a cancer patient advocacy group, will be holding an event at the Greek Campus on September 20, the international CML awareness day.
In addition to raising awareness for CML, the event will also present the results of a nation-wide survey disclosing the alarming number of Egyptians suffering from the condition. Considering how difficult it is to get proper stats in this country, this disclosure is sure to make news, as Egyptians have been left in dark on just how many people out there are suffering from this debilitating disease. It will also introduce the first guide to palliative care for CML, and will hopefully raise a lot of money from those who care about patients afflicted, as well as those who love Cairokee.
The inclusion of one Cairo's biggest bands will surely make this a memorable day. Not only because they will be performing on stage, but they will also be supporting patients off stage giving those in need hope. The day-long event is set to be entertaining for all age groups and will likely be funner than simply pouring a bucket of ice water on one's head. So save the date, and hopefully together we can generate the funds required for the research needed that could one day finally turn the tide, not only for CML, but all types of cancer.