$170,000 collected in fundraising for cancer patients

November 17, 2018 - 23:15

TEHRAN – Philanthropists have donated a total of 7 billion rials (nearly $170,000) to cancer patients in a charity fundraising event held on Friday in Karaj, Alborz province.

The event was held by Mehr-e-Soheila charity institute with the theme of "We are so many" to support patients suffering cancer, Mehr news agency reported.

The charity fundraising event was attended by Naser Parsa, well-known Iranian cancer surgeon, a member of Karaj city council, the city’s MP to the Majlis (Iranian parliament), and also representatives of some industrial and economic organizations who offered free services to patients covered by Mehr-e-Soheila charity institute.