Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, Friends of Cancer Patients launches “I Deserve A Life” zakat campaign in order to provide treatment and care for cancer patients who cannot afford it themselves. FoCP uses zakat money paid by individuals and organisations to cover medical treatment costs of cancer patients in the UAE. The campaign is approved by the Permanent Fatwa Committee in Sharjah, which means that the zakat fund can be spent on patients’ treatment, provided they are unable to afford it themselves.

Zakat money raised will be used to cover costs of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as well as other costs from early detection to surgical procedures, including surgeries performed abroad such as bone marrow transplants. The funds will also be used to provide patients with prosthetic limbs and other medical equipment.