Celebrating the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), Baheya Foundation For Treatment Of Breast Cancer welcomed October, by organising an event to award breast cancer fighters, and raise people’s awareness of the symptoms its treatment.
The event took place at the Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski, where tens of ‘female fighters’ gathered to share their stories of combating the illness they once thought would end their lives.
The event also witnessed the honouring of Yasmine Gheith, a young Egyptian actress, and a breast cancer survivor, as well as one of the social influencers raising breast cancer awareness.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and the top cause of death for women.
As a part of her speech, Ghaith recalled the moment when she found a lump in her breast, “the moment I felt it, I knew right away it was cancer. I headed directly to the doctor, who admitted me an hour later to surgery,” she said.
Gaith stated that for months, like millions of other cancer patients, she believed that she only has a few remaining days to live, “I was young, a mother of a little child, and an energetic person with hundreds of friends. I could not help but ask God why?!.” she remembered tearfully.
The event honoured Gaith for her role in raising people’s awareness of the positive sides of cancer, “Once I started looking at the positive sides of having cancer, my life changed. So, I decided to change other people’s lives as well,” she explained.
Through her social media posts, and her most famous role as a cancer patient in the Egyptian hit drama “Halawet El-Donia” (The Sweetness of the Life), Gaith tells people that having cancer is not the end of the world.
Baheya also honoured Royal Maxim Palace Kempinski for supporting their cause.