Cairo – Cairo Festival City (CFC), a subsidiary of Egypt’s leading property developer, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), has welcomed its official sponsorship of the event launched by ‘Hope Giver’, a global movement advocating for importance of spreading the hope and well-being of millions of people in more than 14 countries. The event kicked off with an open house at CFC’s Marquee Theater on October 15th. SWC’s sponsorship is part of AFGRE’s focus on corporate social responsibility by ultimately supporting the impactful role of these campaigns in touching people’s lives.
Founded by Egyptian tennis player and cancer survivor, Anwar Elkamony; the first athlete to reach international tennis rankings after bone marrow transplant surgery, the ‘Hope Giver’ campaign aims to uplift millions, including the disabled, cancer fighters, the elderly, cardiovascular patients , orphans, in addition to the homeless, the mentally ill and desperate people who have faced a traumatic event or serious illness. In addition, the campaign was based on 5 key pillars: cancer, disability, sustainable development, sport and art, and humanitarian projects.
Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE), Eng. Ashraf Ezz El Din, spoke proudly of the influential role of ‘Hope Giver’ supporting patients around the world on their journey through difficult circumstances, adding, “We are proud to be the official sponsor of ‘Hope Giver” because we always dedicate our vast necessary resources to achieve worthwhile humanitarian goals, consistent with our strategic goals as an active citizen. Organizing this event aims to spread hope among CFC residents and visitors while touching every person’s life, protecting their health and giving them the pleasure they deserve.
Founder and CEO of the ‘Hope Giver’ campaign, tennis coach Anwar Elkamony, expressed his gratitude for working with AFGRE, saying, “I’m proud to see a leading entity like AFGRE lend attention to supporting community organizations and initiatives, as such contributions push us to advance our role towards the community and the people.So far, the campaign has 1.5 million subscribers and 2,400 participants, as well as participants and supporters in 14 countries Believing that hope crosses borders, we look forward to maintaining continuity and supporting diverse groups, through many activities and campaigns.
During the open day, several recreational and sports activities took place to boost the morale of all participants, motivating them to believe in their abilities to achieve their goals. Activities included networking circles aimed at sharing participants’ experiences, dreams and goals towards a better future, as well as a quiz featuring historical, artistic and scientific questions. In addition, a table tennis competition was organized in which players from the “Al-Hassan Foundation” and the participants of the event took part. Then, the public was able to attend a magic show by Egyptian Lebanese Moustapha Berjaoui.
In addition, the open day had a special presence of some influencers and public figures, who gave a motivational speech in front of the participants. These influencers included former Egyptian footballer and former technical director of Petrojet Club captain Ahmed Hassan; Egyptian national team player and world champion in kung fu and kickboxing, captain Ahmed Abdellatif; the world’s first deaf doctor to enroll and graduate from medical school, Dr. Fadia Abdelgawad; Olympic medalist Giana Farouk; famed presenter Hani Hathout; Abdel Rahman Ibrahim, one of the social media stars, also known as “Abdul”; Mariam Al-Nagdy, singer of the “Al Nour Wal Amal” team and ambassador of “Decent Life”; and Waleed Moustafa the popular content creator.
About Cairo Festival City:
Cairo Festival City’s lifestyle and amenities are truly capturing the world’s attention, while setting a higher benchmark for integrated mixed-use community living, with many choices at your fingertips. Setting the best example of an eco-friendly and self-sufficient “city within a city”, CFC offers remarkable experiences for every resident, tenant and visitor with its avant-garde villas, lavish apartments, high-end administrative offices, shopping center elite, world-class hotels, international school, state-of-the-art service centers and a sophisticated vehicle fleet.
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