Abu Dhabi: Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), a charitable foundation in the UAE, dedicated to promoting public awareness about cancer, received Dh 1 million donation from Abu Dhabi National Islamic Finance (ADNIF) as part of its Zakat funds recently.

Ameera Bin Karam, Founding Member and President of FoCP, said,“It is an unfortunate fact that as there are large numbers of cancer patients who cannot afford the cost of treatment and are therefore in desperate need of funds. When companies’ commit to allocating part of their Zakat funds for the support charitable societies, it sets an example that must be emulated by other public and private institutions and individuals. “

In 2011, FOCP received donations worth AED700,000, which enabled it to help 100 patients.