Princess Haifa Al-Faisal backs walk to raise breast cancer awareness

The ‘Walk for Her’ initiative aims to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 20 October 2018

Princess Haifa Al-Faisal backs walk to raise breast cancer awareness

  • Kurdi noted that “the initiative is a call for positivity and control over what is destined for us

JEDDAH: Yasser Al-Hameed arrived in the city of Asfan on Friday, having walked from Makkah as part of the “Walk for Her” initiative, which aims to raise awareness about the early detection of breast cancer.
Al-Hameed received a warm welcome and was joined by a number of volunteers including Princess Haifa Al-Faisal, chairwoman of the Zahra Breast Cancer Association, and Samer Ibrahim Kurdi, chairman of the Sunbulah Group, before continuing his journey toward Madinah — about 400 kilometers away and expected to end on Oct. 27.
Al-Faisal praised the efforts of Al-Hameed to raise awareness and encourage women to get tested early to limit the spread of the disease. She also thanked Kurdi and Al-Hameed for their initiative and expressed the Zahra association’s readiness to provide assistance.
“The slogan ‘Walk for Her’, which is carried by Al-Hameed and was launched by Sunbulah Group, reflects the value of social responsibility programs and their harnessing to address society’s issues and concerns,” she said.
Kurdi noted that “the initiative is a call for positivity and control over what is destined for us. That is why we chose the path of migration for all the patience and positivity it represents due to the Prophet’s migration from Makkah to Madinah.”
Al-Hameed stressed the necessity of early detection, which increases rates of recovery. He also expressed his happiness at the warm welcome and thanked all those involved in the initiative for their interest and support.


Saudi rail chief visits Haramain stations

Updated 14 November 2019

Saudi rail chief visits Haramain stations

  • Visit is part of project management’s plans for the Haramain station in Al-Sulaimaniyah and Jeddah airport
  • Railway inaugurated by King Salman on Sep. 24, 2018

JEDDAH: Saudi Transport Minister and Director-General of the Saudi Railway Organization (SAR), Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, visited the Haramain High-Speed Railway’s Al-Sulaimaniyah station and the King Abdul Aziz International Airport station in Jeddah on Thursday to check on preparations to resume operations at the two sites.

Al-Jasser was accompanied by Public Transport Authority Chairman Rumaih bin Mohammed Al-Rumaih, SAR CEO Bashar Al-Malik and other officials.

The visit is part of project management’s plans for the Haramain station in Al-Sulaimaniyah and Jeddah airport to serve airline passengers and Jeddah residents.

The service was halted on Sept. 29, 2019 after a fire broke out at the station in Jeddah, which left 11 people injured. The blaze, which was centered in the roof of the station, lasted for 15 hours.

As the first high-speed electric train in the region, the Haramain High-Speed Railway spans over 450km, connecting five stations across Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah.

The railway was inaugurated by King Salman on Sep. 24, 2018. 

The project is in line with the objectives of the Vision 2030 reform plans, the main goal of which is to increase the number of pilgrims and visitors to the holy places. Officials described it as the biggest transportation project of its kind in the region.