KHCF Launches “Your Zakat is My Life” 2024 Campaign

The King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) launched “Your Zakat is My Life” campaign during the holy month of Ramadan. The campaign aims to encourage people to give their Zakat to support the treatment of underprivileged cancer patients at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC).

Mrs. Nisreen Qatamish, Director General of KHCF, stated, “Thanks to the Zakat funds we received last year, we were able to cover the treatment of 309 patients at KHCC. However, we have approximately 85 patients on the waiting list each month who are unable to afford treatment. We emphasize that waiting is not in their best interest and may result in the deterioration of their health condition or complications that could be avoided. Financial support allows them to start treatment without delay."

The campaign was launched locally and regionally through audio-visual and social media channels belonging to KHCF and KHCC, featuring the face of 4-year-old Alma who is currently receiving treatment at KHCC. Alma was diagnosed with a soft tissue tumor at age 3, but treatment was beyond her family’s financial means. Her father, working in a store, found that his only option was to seek donations from generous individuals. As a result, Alma was accepted as a beneficiary and began chemotherapy treatment.

For Alma, the Center was a whole new world. Her first day of chemotherapy was anything but ordinary, and her mother still recalls the overwhelming anxiety, fear, and tears. Over time and due to chemotherapy, Alma's features began to change; she lost her hair and her face grew pale. Her family still recalls that period with dread.

As Alma progressed through her treatment journey, a growing sense of comfort and confidence enveloped her family. They embraced the treatment more readily, fueled by a deep resolve to conquer the obstacle before them. Alma herself started to proudly acknowledge her inner strength, declaring herself a hero. In the playroom, she found joy in playful activities, filling the space with laughter and bantering with the nurses as she colored and played. Following her completion of 14 chemotherapy sessions, Alma's health stabilized, and she regained her usual appearance. Currently, she is in the follow-up phase of her recovery journey.

Every individual possesses the power to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those fighting cancer, and can offer the numerous patients awaiting care at KHCC each month a chance to access optimal treatment.

Supporters can offer their Zakat contributions through various methods, including online donations ( or by contacting 0798777222.

KHCF’s Zakat Fund was established to collect Zakat donations to support underprivileged cancer patients, regardless of age, gender, or nationality, who do not have the financial means to cover the costs of treatment.