Sharjah: Dr Eli Abi Rached, the CEO of Eton institute, an international language training organisation, is embarking on a nine-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro with the aim of raising funds for a cancer charity.

Funds generated will be used for raising awareness about cancer and provision of treatment by the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP).

Dr Rached will start the trek up the highest free-standing mountain in the world on August 17, and hopes to accomplish what only 40 per cent of people who attempt the feat have accomplished.

Hoping to complete the excursion on August 25, Dr Rached will plant UAE flags along with FoCP flags on the summit once at the top.

“We have taken on this challenge to impact, support and improve the quality of life and care given to cancer patients. It will undoubtedly be challenging, but it can’t compare to how people with cancer fight with every last ounce of energy to defeat the disease,” said Dr Rached.

Funds are being raised for the challenge through pledges and donations by interested individuals on Those pledging the amount will be informed of where and how to pay once the challenge is complete.