The donation will cover treatment expenses for 11 cancer patients
St Mary's donates Dh525,000 to Emirates Red Crescent
St Mary’s Catholic Church donated Dh525,000 to Emirates Red Crescent.
The money was raised at ‘Mercithon’, a walkathon in February at Dubai’s Creek Park.
More than 12,000 people participated in the walk, which was organised to mark the church’s golden jubilee and the UAE’s Year of Giving initiative.
The money will cover treatment costs at the New Medical Centre Hospital for 11 cancer patients of different religious backgrounds from India, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, the Philippines and Syria. They had initially expected to raise money for six patients.
“It’s a time to celebrate God’s grace-filled providence, express gratitude to the Rulers and people of this nation and pay back to society for all the graces received,” said the Reverend Father Lennie Connully.