ECN News

Press Release Regarding Upcoming International Fellowship Signing Ceremony, Due to Take Place September 21st, 2012

Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center to partner with Egypt Cancer Network and Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt Creating Egypt-based fellowship training program for physicians from Egypt, the Middle East and North Africa Region BOSTON – Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center is announcing a partnership with the Egypt Cancer Network and Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt in an effort to […]

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ECN Chosen as Songs4Children’s “Cause”

ECN recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Robert Watson, one of the three co-founders of the charitable organization Songs4Children.The organization, based in Palo Alto, CA, held a unique fundraiser for ECN during this past Ramadan entitled “Hope Sings”. Songs4Children has since made ECN its’ primary fundraising cause. Songs4Children was begun in the name […]

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ECN’s Achievements

As Ramadan draws to a close, ECN wanted to highlight the numerous accomplishments that we have accumulated over the past year. These include our sponsorship of an emergency supply of leukemia medication, the architectural design and expansion of CCHE 57357, feasibility studies for new endeavors, Egyptian medical researchers in seeking higher education opportunities to build […]

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Fatwa Supporting the Donation of Your Zakat to ECN

You have the opportunity to donate your zakat to ECN during this holy month of Ramadan 2012, both through our general online donation system and also through our Ramadan team fundraising campaign. Dr. Ali Gomaa, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, was asked by a citizen about the permissibility of purchasing medical equipment for hospitals from […]

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ECN Accountant Sameh William and Family Visit CCHE

ECN’s accountant, CPA Sameh William, paid a visit to Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CHHE) earlier this August. Since arriving in the United States in 2005, William has spent the past seven years working as an accountant for Shenouda and Associates, an accounting firm based in Los Angeles. ECN hired Shenouda and Associates in April […]

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CCHE Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary with ECN, Sponsors and International Diplomats

On 07/07/07, Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE) opened its doors. Five years later, they have accomplished so much. July 7th, 2012 marked the five-year anniversary of CCHE’s establishment. To celebrate the event, CCHE held a day-long festival for its patients and their families on July 3rd, 2012, including a military parade, handicrafts, face painting, […]

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CCHE Celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 94th Birthday with South African Ambassador and Other African Ambassadors and Representatives

CCHE joined the South African Embassy in celebrating the 94th birthday of the highly-venerated activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela. The celebration was held at CCHE and was attended by the South African Ambassador to Egypt, Her Excellency Noluthando Mayende – Sibiya, as well as many other officials from the South African embassy […]

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ECN Headquarters Meets With Bassem Youssef and Jimmy Tingle in Boston

Dr. Bassem Youssef, frequently referred to as the Jon Stewart of Egypt, recently endorsed ECN at an event in San Francisco. During his visit to Boston last week, ECN expressed its gratitude for his support by doing what it do best: building bridges between our Egypt and the United States. As such, ECN connected Dr. […]

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ECN Establishes Relationship with Sereen Fund and Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 Receives First WoW Project

On Sunday, July 1st, 2012, the Sereen Foundation, one of ECN’s partners, delivered the first component of its WoW Project to Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE). The delivery was made by Sereen Foundation principals Dr. Tawfik Abdelmoneim, Magda Elreheimy and Tania Abdelmoneim. The donation consisted of arts and crafts supplies which were received by […]

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Egypt Cancer Network 57357 Prepares for Ramadan, Hosting Events and Online Fundraising Campaign

ECN is in the “Ramadan Ramp-up” stage, preparing to host our biggest Ramadan campaign yet. There are two components to this campaign that we would like you to know about. The first is featured on our website as our “Ramadan 2012” campaign at the following site: www.egyptcancernetwork.kintera.org/Ramadan . If you are interested in helping ECN […]

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Egyptian Comedian Bassem Youssef Endorses Egypt Cancer Network in Performance in the Bay Area, California on June 16th, 2012

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef hosted a comedy show at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California on the evening of June 16th, 2012. The show, entitled “America in Arabic”, was conducted completely in Arabic. During the show Mr. Youssef endorsed ECN, and ECN is proud to report that all of the proceeds from […]

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Imsakayat (Ramadan Prayer Time Calendars) for 12 U.S. Cities

Please click on your city below to print your very own ECN Imsakayat Calendar as a reminder of your prayer times for Ramadan 2012, as well as the impact of your heart felt prayers on the lives of children with cancer. To order hard copies in standard post card size for distribution at your local […]

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Egyptian Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Sameh Shoukry Promotes ECN

His Excellency Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States, wrote a letter to Mr. Steven Farris, the CEO of Apache Corporation, in which he promoted ECN and asked for Apache’s general support. The letter is posted below. Apache is a petroleum and gas exploration company which has been working in Egypt for nearly […]

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ECN Forms New Tri-State Chapter and Meets with the Egyptian Cultural Center on June 9th, 2012

Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga visited New York and New Jersey on June 9th, 2012, where he was invited by the Egyptian Cultural Center to speak to the Egyptian American Professional Society (EAPS) during their quarterly meeting. He gave a presentation about Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE) and it was very well-received by the EAPS. This was a […]

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A CCHE Doctor’s Story: “How CCHE Brought Me Back to Egypt and is Helping to End the Brain-Drain”, by Dr. Hoda M. Amer

“How CCHE Brought Me Back to Egypt and is Helping to End the Brain-Drain”, by Dr. Hoda M. Amer Upon my completion of my fellowship in pediatric pathology from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, I was faced with a serious personal and professional dilemma: was I to return to Egypt, where I was born […]

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ECN Atlanta Hosts Successful Fundraising Gala at Fox Theatre

ECN’s Atlanta Chapter hosted a phenomenally successful fundraising gala at the magnificent Fox Theatre in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on May 18th, 2012, at which they raised over $50,000 for ECN. The gala was held in the Theatre’s “Egyptian Ballroom”, which served as an appropriate setting for this exclusive event. The event featured a silent auction […]

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Egypt’s CCHE 57357 Needs You: Opportunity for Egyptian Researchers in the U.S. and Canada in Various Research Fields

Patriotic Egyptians, whether at home or abroad, are first attracted to the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) 57357 for philanthropic reasons. Once they have had the opportunity to visit the hospital, it becomes clear to this community why CCHE is Egypt’s modern legacy. They consequently become highly committed to supporting this prestigious institution and inspiring […]

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North Texas Fencing Alliance Fundraises for ECN at Fencing Tournament on Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The North Texas Fencing Alliance, located in McKinney, TX, USA, hosted the Cinco de Mayo Fundraising Tournament this past Saturday, May 5th, 2012, at which its members fundraised $3,400 to be donated to ECN. This was done through the sale of T-shirts, an auction and the collection of direct donations. Both students and other competition […]

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CCHE to be Represented at 25th Annual Meeting of European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society in Bologne, Italy from May 15-16, 2012

CCHE will be taking part in the upcoming 25th annual meeting of the European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society, to be held in Bologna, Italy from May 15-16, 2012. They will be presenting two highly complex posters to represent abstracts of two major research findings related to bone tumors. The first of these is titled “Outcome and […]

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The Volunteer-Patient Relationship: Halema and Pasant

A volunteer at CCHE 57357, Pasant, wrote a touching story about her relationship with one of CCHE’s leukemia patients, Halema. Halema, who grew up in the governorate of El Wadi El Gedid, was first diagnosed with sharp leukemia in 2008. After over three years of treatment, she is now nearly recovered from her illness. What […]

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Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga and the 3 C’s in life

Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga speaks to an audience in Dallas about the 3 C’s of life: choices, chances and changes. “You must make a choice to take a chance to change your life.” Dr. Sherif’s personal belief in the 3 C’s has helped him to change the lives of many. As a co-founder of Children’s Cancer […]

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The Rewards of Volunteerism

We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the benefits of volunteering, as shared with us through the words and stories of our own volunteers. Dr. Waleed El-Feky, director of Texas Neurology Sleep Disorders Center and member of ECN’s Dallas, TX Chapter, wrote: “Getting together to organize this event to support 57357 rekindled […]

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Dallas Chapter Hosts Benefit Dinner

ECN’s Dallas Chapter hosted a highly successful benefit dinner on April 7th, 2012 at the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas, TX, attended by VIPs including Mr. and Mrs. Sameh Shoukry, the Egyptian Ambassador to the United States. The event featured Dr. Sherif Abouelnaga, co-founder of CCHE 57357, who spoke to guests about CCHE’s history […]

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Evolution International Film Festival Showcases Egypt Cancer Network 57357

The Evolution International Film Festival, held on March 17th, 2012 launched its first annual festival from four international locations, including one in Los Angeles, CA, USA. The purpose of the festival is to spread cultural awareness, enabling both filmmakers and their audience to experience the intricate traditions of each culture and country represented. Festival co-founder and […]

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A Bridge Between the USA and Hospital 57357

Hospital 57357 recently hosted “Research Day” with the American Board Certified Doctors for Egypt (ABCDE) and 256 attendees participated, mostly medical students, and recent graduates. Attendees connected with role-models, hospital staff and speakers such as Dr. Mona Mostafa and Dr. El Shinawy. One of the students, summed up the event best by saying “The most interesting […]

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