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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) today announced that it will receive an unprecedented $12.7 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment. The donation was tied to worldwide sales of a limited-edition "Pink Mercy" hero skin for Blizzard’s internationally acclaimed best-selling game Overwatch®, along with a special T-shirt created to support the cause. (“Skin” is a game industry term for an alternate version of a character’s outfit or appearance.) The gaming community rallied around the fundraising effort, making it the largest donation by a corporate partner in one year in BCRF’s 25-year history.

The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the Emirate of Dubai, disclosed that its total membership has increased by 28.3% during the first half of the year. The council added 167 new members during this period, which brings the total number of DBWC members up to 758. The increase in membership reflects the growing desire of the emirate’s business women to benefit from the initiatives and services that the council organizes, and highlights the important role that the council plays in supporting business women and in enhancing their competitiveness in the country’s labour market.

Thanks to the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) a month-long calendar of incredible sports events and activities are about to be offered to girls and young ladies of the capital, as the newly opened Abu Dhabi Ladies Club (ADLC) gets set to deliver an active and engaging programme.

The Emirates Business Women Council (Emirates BWC) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have represented the UAE at the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries “Global Silk Road”, which took place in Astana on July 2 and 3, marking the 20th anniversary of Astana becoming the capital of Kazakhstan.

The Board of Directors of the International Desalination Association (IDA) invited Mutaz Ghandour, Metito Chairman and CEO, to become a member of the IDA Honorary Council and an IDA Ambassador in recognition of his extensive industry expertise, outstanding contribution to the water sector and for his service to the IDA over the years.