Dubai, UAE: As a consistent supporter of charitable works, The Kanoo Group, being last year’s Platinum Sponsor for Oil Barons Charity Ball has again renewed its sponsorship this year. This annual gala dinner, now on its 11th year will take place at Meydan Racecourse Dubai on 28th February 2014 to benefit its sole benefactor, Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP).
Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) is a charitable, volunteer based foundation operating under the umbrella of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah with key objectives to provide moral, financial, emotional and medical support for cancer patients, while aiming to create a widespread awareness about cancer, early detection and prevention within UAE community.
The Oil Barons Charity Ball is the leading social event for the oil & gas industry in the UAE, hosting distinguished guests from reputable organizations. Last year, the Ball raised 1.1 million AED for the charity, with the hope for greater donations in 2014.
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan (Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development), the 11th Oil Barons Charity Ball once again calls upon the generosity of the region's energy sector to support patients and their families in the UAE that have been affected by cancer.
With this year’s over 1,500 expected distinguished guests to attend - which includes key figures from The Kanoo Group, it is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of energy sector’s pioneers, from both a business and a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) perspective.
As a practice, the main highlight of the event will be the live charity auction for the fundraising. The rest of the gala will be a networking opportunity filled with entertainment. A yearly accolade for the ‘Oil Baron of the Year’ will also be honored to the top industry executive who has positively impacted the Middle East's energy sector through exceptional leadership, business acumen and societal contributions which includes engagement in corporate social responsibility activities.
The Kanoo Group has always been a participating sponsor in this great milestone in energy industry and with the utmost purpose to aid cancer patients in the UAE.
Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) - For more information visit: www.focp-uae.org
Who typically attends the Oil Barons Charity Ball?
Over 50% of attendees are senior management
Over 50% have an average disposable income of more than 70,000 AED
Over 80% affiliated with the energy sector
60% male / 40% female split