President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed on Tuesday evening attended the Fundraising Gala Dinner held annually. This years Gala Dinner held at Hotel Jen Maldives also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Cancer Society of Maldives.

Six recipients were awarded the society’s outstanding contribution award. The President handed over the awards to three individuals who received the award, while the First Lady handed over the awards to three companies who have provided support to the society.

The President and the First Lady also inaugurated the awareness campaign and participated in the ‘Let’s Get Active’ movement.

The gala dinner night is an annual event organised by the Cancer Society of Maldives to raise funds for cancer screenings and to raise awareness about early detection, diagnosis, and screening in order to promote healthier lifestyles.

The aim of the Cancer Society is to contribute towards the well-being of the community by creating awareness about cancer, providing support and circulating information and resources to elevate the experience of people fighting cancer. They also give priority to conducting cancer research and creating a cancer patient registry database in the Maldives.