Edith began her dynamic career in 1967 in Lebanon working for MEA (Middle East Airline) as a flight attendant. After taking several years off to raise a young family, she worked as a sport teacher at the College Protestant in Beirut from 1978 to 1980.
In 1982, she took over the family business, a flower shop and green house based in Beirut which operated across Lebanon. In 1986, she hosted a French TV Game Show at the Lebanese Broad casting television (LBC).
In 1989, with her late husband Anthony and 4 partners, they created KACCH (Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospital). The association is a voluntary non-governmental Organisation which aims to reduce the stresses of hospitalisation on children and their families by providing a supportive child-friendly environment, preparing children and their families for their medical procedures. To date Edith is a board member of KACCH and takes an active part in its development. After 16 years of hard work of all KACCH members, Bayt Abdullah Children Hospice (BACCH) was created. The hospice provides multi-professional palliative care and support children with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses. As of today, the association support 400 children on a yearly basis.
Edith is also an active participant of “Chalhoub Impact”, the Community giving division of the Chalhoub Group and supports numerous initiatives related to Education, Environment and support to cancer patients in the countries where the Group operates in the Middle-East.
Edith has 4 children and is based in Dubai from where she’s heavily involved in the organisations she’s part of.
Donate your Zakat
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.
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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.
Where Will be Your Zakat Used
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.
FOCP the leading cancer specific registered charity & NGO operating in the UAE, since 1999 .FOCP; has since its inception, continuously delivered moral, financial and clinical support to patients and their families.