From the Lowest Point to the Highest Point for Cancer Expedition
The first Jordanian to climb Mount Everest, Mostafa Salameh, will lead a team of prominent Jordanians on an expedition from the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea, to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest base camp.
The aim of this expedition, which was named From the Lowest Point to the Highest Point for Cancer, will be to raise funds for the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF). All funds generated by this expedition will support the New King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) Expansion Project. Your support and donations to this project will help build lifesaving space and increase KHCC's capacity to treat many more cancer patients for generations to come.
HRH Princess Dina Mired with "From the Lowest Point to the Highest Point for Cancer" Expedition's team members
From the Lowest Point to the Highest Point for Cancer Expedition's team members and their video messages:
Talal Abu Al Ragheb, is a Jordanian Composer and sound Designer. He holds several awards in music such as Queen Rania's award for creativity. His musical path includes producing many musical pieces locally and internationally. He released the albums (Rou'ya) and (Al Hadi) in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
Iman Al-Majali, is an International Development Coordinator at the King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) and a news anchor at Jordan TV. She completed a BA in Journalism and Visual Media. At KHCF, she works on various grants from international donors and has learnt a lot about the cancer burden in Jordan and the region.
Ruba Anastas, is the Business Development Manager at the Health Care Accreditation Council, Amman. She is also heavily involved with organizations working on global campaigns for cancer prevention and control. A true believer in the importance of educating people on how best they can protect themselves and lead healthy lives, Ruba has been using sports and outdoor activities to fundraise and bring awareness to issues close to her heart.
Dr. Amjad Aryan, is the founder and CEO of Pharmacy-1. Graduating with a degree in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston, USA, Dr Aryan worked for CVS Pharmacies in Boston, until he returned to Jordan to start Pharmacy-1 in 2001. The recipient of a number of awards in entrepreneurship, Dr Aryan also serves on the boards of the University of Jordan Faculty of Nursing, the Jordanian Food & Drug Administration, the Health Care Accreditation Council and Isra'a University among others. An avid believer in the power of "I can", he dedicates his time to give back to society through empowering youth. He founded several initiatives, such as "Mish 3aib", "Step & Smile" and "Mumken" that focus on decreasing unemployment and preparing youth for the job market.
Deema Bibi, is the CEO at INJAZ. Prior to INJAZ, Ms. Bibi was the ICT Program Manager at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Regional Office from 2000 to 2005. She has developed and managed several ICT projects and is the Vice-Chair of the Arab Foundations Forum.
Ihab Hinnawi , is the Chief Executive Officer of Umniah since 2009. In 2007, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at Batelco Jordan and in 2004 he helped establish Umniah. Mr. Hinnawi held several senior positions over the years, including General Manager at Nuqul Group.
Maher Kaddoura, is a management consultant, angel investor and active social entrepreneur. Mr. Kaddoura was until recently the Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group. In 2010, he founded a national initiative to encourage entrepreneurial growth in Jordan, the Start Alliance. He has launched a number of ventures and social programs.
Basil Marji, is the Managing Director for Izzat Marji Group (IMG) – one of the leading firms for the supply of Heating & Cooling systems, Sanitary Supplies, Fixing Systems and Power tools. IMG has currently 190 employees in 4 different locations & showrooms in Amman. Basil Marji has B.Sc. in Civil Engineering & MA in Enterprise Management from the UK.
Basil Manasrah, is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Zain Jordan. He is responsible for driving the Operational team's commitment to improving the experience of Telecom consumer and business customers. Basel took up his current role in 2011, after successfully serving and leading several key positions and projects within Zain Group in Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq and Africa. Basel is acknowledged leader and motivator. Basel serves on the board of the International Community School as Vice Chairman.
Zohrab Markarian, is one of the country's best-known photographers and has a remarkable portfolio that ranges across all types of photography, from people to high profile events to landscapes. Zohrab traveled all over the world with His Majesty the late King Hussein as the official palace photographer, working with him for 22 years.
Dr. Sanaa Mustafa Abdo, is a freelance trainer and motivational speaker. She has a PhD in training and development. She holds a national role as an Associate Member in writing the Ministry of Education's curriculum and as an educational expert at Rubicon Holding Group-Jordan.
Abeer Qumsieh, is the Director and Founder of Better Business. Mrs. Qumsieh started Better Business at the end of 2002, a B2B business model specialized in building service cultures. Throughout her career, Mrs. Qumsieh has consulted hundreds of Organizations and trained thousands of people around the Middle East and GCC. She is actively involved in multitudes of voluntary work and serves on multiple boards nationally and internationally.
Maali Qasem, is the CEO and founder of Schema. Schema is the first and only advisory practice in the MENA region that focuses purely on Corporate Governance ("CG") and Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR"). In 2011, the Trustworthy Business Behavior named Ms. Qasem one of the top 100 Thought Leaders in Europe and the Middle East. In 2010, she was granted the coveted Global Rising Stars of Corporate Governance award by the renowned Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance of Yale University.
Randa Saifi, is a member of Rainbow Toastmasters and French Toastmasters as well as a member of a French book club and the Hikmat For Road Safety Association. She obtained a BA and MA degrees in Grenoble, France in French Linguistics. In 2009, Randa was diagnosed with breast cancer but was determined to fight the disease and survive.
Zein Salti, is a photographer who started her photo journey when she was 15 years old. She obtained a BA degree at Ryerson University in photography. Zein published a book My Journey to Self Discovery; depicting her life experiences in various countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Tanzania, Egypt and Canada.
Nabil Sawalha, is an actor, director and comedy/satire playwright as well as laughter yoga trainer. Mr. Sawalha co-founded the first political comedy theatre group, the Nabil and Hisham Theatre and received the First Class Medal of Independence for his contributions to the arts by the late King Hussein. His plays have toured around the world.
Dina Shoman, is the former Executive Vice President and Head of Branding at Arab Bank Plc. Ms. Shoman was behind the bank's rebranding, new branding and communication strategy, as well as initiating its sustainability initiatives and launching its CSR program "Together". In 2012, she was chosen as Young Global Leader, as well as a member of The Global Agenda Council on Values by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Also in 2012, she was listed 3rd of the 100 most powerful business women in listed companies by Forbes Middle East magazine.
Dr. Samer Sunna, is a Consultant Orthodontist at Sunna Orthodontic Center. He is also the pioneer of "Invisible Orthodontics" in Jordan and an examiner and committee member of the "Jordanian Board of Orthodontics". In 2004, he was awarded the Royal 'Jordan First Award' for 'Excellence in Medicine and Dentistry' and four years later was awarded ''Man of the Year in Dental Health'' by the American Bio Society.
Fayrouz Zghoul, is a Programming Specialist with over 10 years of experience in cultural outreach, as well as diplomatic and public relations. In 2010, she received President Obama Award for creativity and excellence. Fayrouz is a member of UNEP Global Youth Forum for Sustainable Development and Middle East Representative in the Mediterranean Social Ecological Network. As a social entrepreneur, she worked with various NGOs and initiated social development projects in the Kingdom that focus particularly on intercultural learning, youth engagement, conflict management, and peace building using creative interactive tools. Fayrouz traveled the world crossing the Arctic Circle to South East Asia following her passion and trying to employ her skills in cultural outreach.
A small contribution to something hopefully very big and successful
May God be with you and give you success.
God bless all trying to ease the pain.
My full support to the Team but especially to Iman Al-Majali
In honor of my friend David C. from Barcelona, Spain who is battling cancer now!
Samer Al Saifi
Ziad Abu Al Ragheb
For a cancer free Jordan
Let Us Concur This disease for a better future.We Can Do It, God Bless You All
What a great initiative and for an amazing cause. Hope you all reach base camp safely!
Keep up the amazing effort Fayrouz and friends!
Wives Of Arab Ambassadors
Very worthy cause, fantastic team, good luck :)
Proud to be part of the Everest Base Camp expedition to raise funds for such a great cause to help fight cancer... every time I train and get so tired, wanting to stop, I keep thinking of how tough the fight against cancer is for anyone who has it, and that keeps me going...
Go Ruba Go!
Best of luck to all of you! I am sure your efforts will benefit many cancer patients.
For those lost to cancer, for those fighting cancer and to the many we hope will survive and be the future generations of the world.
Taimour Al Neimat
Never, never, never, never give up!
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