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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

St Mary's donates Dh525,000 to Emirates Red Crescent

The donation will cover treatment expenses for 11 cancer patients 

Reverend Lennie Connully of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Prashant Mangath, chief executive of the New Medical Centre Healthcare and Dr Mohanad Diab, NMC Healthcare's head of oncology, sign a memorandum of understanding with the UAE Red Crescent. Courtesy St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Reverend Lennie Connully of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Prashant Mangath, chief executive of the New Medical Centre Healthcare and Dr Mohanad Diab, NMC Healthcare's head of oncology, sign a memorandum of understanding with the UAE Red Crescent. Courtesy St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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.

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