razing money for cancer.
CNMC patients help ambassador yousef al otaiba prep for his half a million dollar shave.
last week i photographed another fantastic event at children’s national medical center in dc – be brave & shave. this great initiative has generated a strong buzz (literally) and raised almost $750,000 in the first year! on friday afternoon, the united arab emirates ambassador to the united states, yousef al otaiba, shaved his head in support of the hospital’s cancer programs. the ambassador raised over $274,000 in donations, and then matched that amount for an amazing grand total of almost $550,000!
the best part of the event was that some of the children participated in the shave – rubbing shaving cream on the ambassador’s head and helping him towel off! one very special patient, a cancer survivor named carston, spoke about his experiences at CNMC and his special bead necklace symbolizing his journey to recovery. he even presented the ambassador and his girlfriend, abeer shoukry with beaded necklaces of their own! inspiring.
united arab emirates ambassador yousef al otaiba.
carston speaks about his treatment + experiences at CNMC.