Ahmad Al Harthy - Photo Credit: Jakob Ebrey Photography

 

Omani racing driver Ahmad Al Harthy will compete in aid of the Sultanate's National Association for Cancer Awareness during the final two events of the 2011 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, starting this weekend at Brands Hatch.

The 30 year old will feature the National Association for Cancer Awareness logo on the visor of his crash helmet at both meetings as he tries to promote the work undertaken by the charity. Ahmad's involvement comes as part of the build up for the eighth annual NACA 'Walkathon' which will take place in the Al Khuwair area of Oman on Tuesday, 25th October.

Al Harthy said: “It really is a great honour to help promote such an incredible organisation as the NACA. The importance of cancer awareness cannot be underestimated and if we're able to help raise the profile through our racing, I'll be absolutely delighted. The Breast Cancer Walk next month is a very important event in Oman, it's a great privilege to support that.”

Established in 2004, the National Association for Cancer Awareness was the first patient advocacy group in Oman. The NACA aims to raise awareness for cancer through the promotion of early diagnosis from self-examination, while also running community programmes.

Ms Yuthar Al Rawahy, the founder and chairperson of the NACA, added:“On behalf of everyone at the NACA I'm absolutely delighted Ahmad has pledged to support our organisation through his motor racing and we wish him the very best of luck for the last part of the season. Increasing awareness and understanding of the many different types of cancer is the biggest aim of the NACA, we're grateful to Ahmad for his help in achieving that aim.”