Al-Habtoor renews sponsorship for marathon

We remain committed to supporting the Zayed Charity Marathon in New York, which honors the generous, caring spirit of the founding father of the UAE, said Khalaf Al-Habtoor at the press conference.
Updated 16 December 2018
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Al-Habtoor renews sponsorship for marathon

Al-Habtoor Group Founding Chairman Khalaf Al-Habtoor has announced Al-Habtoor Group as the main sponsor for the 15th Zayed Charity Marathon, New York 2019 edition for the fourth consecutive year as well as the Zayed Charity Marathon, Egypt 2018 edition, for the second year running.
Al-Habtoor signed the renewed sponsorship agreement with Lt. General Mohammad Halal Al-Kaabi, chairman of the organizing committee, Zayed Charity Marathon, at a press conference held at the Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection on Tuesday.
He was joined by Col. Mohammad Ali Amer, general coordinator, Zayed Charity Marathon, and Mohammed Al-Habtoor, vice chairman and CEO, Al-Habtoor Group.
The annual Sheikh Zayed Charity Marathon, known as the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K Race, is scheduled to take place in New York’s Central Park in April 2019. Founded in 2005 in honor of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, the first president and the founder of the UAE, the 10-km run raises awareness of kidney health and kidney disease with proceeds going directly to the National Kidney Foundation, a specialized hospital for kidney treatment and research in the US. In 2014, the Zayed Charity Marathon launched its Egypt edition, which will take place in Ismailia on Dec. 28.
Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “We are proud and remain committed to supporting the Zayed Charity Marathon in New York, which raises awareness for a good cause and honors the generous, caring spirit of the founding father of the UAE. I encourage our young men and women to volunteer in events similar to this that help promote the true image of the UAE ... and promote Emirati heritage and culture around the world.”
Lt. General Al-Kaabi said: “I would like to thank Khalaf Al Habtoor for his continuous support to the Zayed Charity Marathon. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan is always in our hearts and we live by his guidance daily.”
What started as a small event with 500 registered runners in 2005, today the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K is part of the New York Road Runner’s Pro Racing Series and draws tens of thousands of people annually making it one of the top 10 marathons globally. To date, over 200,000 people have contributed helping the Zayed Charity Marathon raise more than $165 million.
Col. Ali Amer said: “The Zayed Charity Marathon celebrates its 15th anniversary next year and we are working on making the milestone a memorable experience with extended promotion at New York’s famous Times Square and a display of the UAE flag and a photo of Sheikh Zayed on the Empire State Building.”
Mohammed Al-Habtoor said: “We were well received and thrilled to see the welcome message on display at Nasdaq’s tickers at Times Square during the 2018 edition. The event evoked positive sentiment by bringing together nationalities from across the world for a very worthy cause.”


ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

Top executives and management officials of ZMZM at a ceremony on Feb. 28 to unveil the new identity system of the society.
Updated 18 March 2019
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ZMZM Society unveils visionary strategy and new identity

ZMZM Society for Voluntary and Charitable Health Services recently unveiled its new strategy and identity, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, aiming to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
The society, which has long been a recognized and trusted name, has renewed its commitment to providing integrated sustainable health care to people in need.
For almost 15 years, the Jeddah-based charity has worked to create innovative solutions that overcome everyday health care challenges — growing to become a formidable wealth of knowledge and experience dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all. While the original mission of ZMZM remains unchanged, due to the changing social, economic and technological climate, and to continue improving people’s lives, the society needed a fresh approach. 
In 2016, ZMZM initiated a detailed introspective examination of its strategy and operations. The strategic transformation has been well timed — lining up correctly with the charity sector cornerstone detailed within Vision 2030. As such, ZMZM’s transformation strategy aims to produce a stronger, more unified organization, one that is better equipped to tackle modern-day health care challenges.
A timely and systematic initiative within the charity’s strategic plan has been the structured development of a new multi-sensorial, institutional identity system, supported by an employee, volunteer and donor engagement platform.
Led by Professor Adnan bin Ahmed Albar, chairman of the board of directors, and attended by members of ZMZM and senior dignitaries, the new identity system was unveiled on Feb. 28. ZMZM used this event to usher in a new age for the group, its network of volunteers and medical experts, and the people ZMZM helps every day.
Chairman Prof. Albar said he is thrilled to be spearheading this new movement and vowed to keep ZMZM ahead of the economic and social changes that are occurring throughout the Kingdom. He said that he, along with ZMZM’s supporters, are determined to work harder than ever toward a brighter future for everyone.
Director-General of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Tawi praised the ambition and dedication of ZMZM, saying: “I appreciate the efforts of ZMZM, which began with in-depth studies that carefully considered the map of the future and resulted in a more prepared organization.”
The new direction is aligned to a simple truth: That everyone is entitled to live a happy, healthy life.
“ZMZM will bring its new identity to life through a series of strategic commitments. They include prioritizing community engagement, leveraging the power of effective collaboration, working with flawless precision, committing to continuous improvement and upholding the importance of meaningful accountability,” the society said in a statement.