Through the help of Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 (CCHE) and tens of thousands of Egyptian fans and supporters, Egypt Cancer Network 57357 (ECN) was declared the winner of the 2012 Chase Community Giving Program. With nearly 90,000 votes, ECN surpassed the other contenders by far, with a 30,000 vote gap between ECN’s number of votes and the first runner-up in the competition. ECN was first amongst over 30,000 other participating charities.
In winning this competition, ECN is being awarded a $250,000 grant from Chase Bank. The Community Giving program has been in existence since 2009 and gives out grants to charities and philanthropic organizations in the United States and internationally via a crowd-sourced voting process, soliciting votes from Chase Bank Online users as well as Facebook users.
ECN would like to give its great thanks to Mr. Ahmed El-Oraby, the Chase Bank employee who nominated us for this award. We would also like to thank our many Egyptian fans in the US and abroad who helped vote for us, as well as CCHE, who spread the word in Egypt, and the Asa7be Facebook page, who also heavily promoted this effort.
ECN will be recognized at the NBC American Giving Awards in December along with former Chase Community Giving participants. The grant will be put towards our international fellowship program and other initiatives. Specific dates will be announced shortly. Stay tuned for more updates and information.