In Support of People with Special Needs and In Cooperation with Etihad Airways
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, April 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]
Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters took part in Etihad Airways’ third annual ‘Run for a Cause’ event recently organized on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, to support a number of special needs centers.
More than 4,500 male and female participants gathered to run the adult three kilometer race, while children and runners with special needs ran for 1.5 kilometers respectively along the Corniche.
Colonel Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Strategy and Performance Development Director General at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, said that Abu Dhabi Police are keen to participate in the different social events that support the people with special needs category. “This reflects the police leadership’s humanitarian, educational, social and cultural approach and embodies its keenness to boost communication with the various society segments,” he said. Colonel Al Dhaheri also noted that ADP’s participation in the ‘Run for a Cause’ event comes in line with the police’s ongoing support for sports, out of the firm belief that sports are a fun way to a better and healthier life. He also commended the participation of a number of government and private institutions, in a bid to support humanitarian projects for the sake of people with special needs.
The ‘Run for a Cause’ event included several activities. It commenced with the playing of the UAE national anthem by the Abu Dhabi Police Band, along with other traditional and national heritage pieces that were highly acclaimed by the audiences and brought joy and enthusiasm for all. It also featured games, live entertainment, face painting, an elite motorbike parade, and a range of prizes for fast finishers. It is worth mentioning that the Community Police Department and the Emergency and Public Safety Department took part in the event; offering facilities to support the event and spread awareness among the local community.
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