Bank Sohar Employees ‘Walk for A Cause’ at Annual OCA Walkathon
Bank Sohar participated in the 14th Annual Cancer Walkathon organised recently by the Oman Cancer Association (OCA) at Al Qurm Park as part of community development initiatives under its CSR wing ‘Sohar Al Atta’. The bank’s participation in the event is the culmination of its month-long support for the awareness drive, which included setting up registration booths at its various branches and hosting the association’s mobile mammography unit for free screenings.
Emphasising the Bank’s commitment to raising awareness on matters of public interest, Ms. Munira Abdulnabi Macki, GM – HR and Corporate Support, said, “We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for communities and societies across Oman. Part of this focus is collaborating on initiatives that aid better health and generate awareness on healthcare options, treatment and early detection. The Oman Cancer Association receives our complete and unwavering support because it advocates all three in its fight against cancer. It has been accorded substantial importance by the Bank right from inception as its mission resonates with our objective to contribute to the development and wellbeing of the community. This is reflected from top management to our frontline staff who registered their support for the cause by participating in full strength at the annual walkathon.”
As part of its continuous support to OCA, Bank Sohar has promoted cancer awareness activities leading to the walkathon during the entire month of October, mobilising vast public support for the event at its branches in Azaiba and MBD. The Bank has extended its support to the association’s various initiatives and provided regular and substantial assistance towards numerous awareness campaigns and outreach activities. The Bank has previously lent maintenance support to the association’s mammography unit and played an active role in annual advocacy campaigns. It has assisted the association in gaining significant mileage for important awareness drives such as Dar Al Hanan ‘Home Away from Home’, which offers free accommodation to patients undergoing treatment.
In recognition of its contributions, Bank Sohar has received numerous accolades for its CSR efforts locally, regionally, and internationally. The most recent of these awards was the ‘Golden Order of Merit in the field of CSR’ from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility in UAE. This award is the fourth that the Bank has received from the Arab Organization for Social Responsibility for this category.
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