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Painting exhibit to raise funds for child cancer victims in Iran

Source: Tehran Times

A group of children has teamed up to hold a painting exhibition in Tehran to raise funds for children suffering from cancer. Paintings by 54 children will go on display on April 11 and 12 in a showcase entitled "Future Is Mine", Mahak Charity Society, which is the organizer of the event, announced on Monday.

Mahak is an organization that offers services in the areas of welfare, medical treatment and research for the benefit of children who are suffering from cancer.

The participants are the disciples of the artist Tara Behbahani, who has held seven exhibitions under the same title for seven years.

The Mahak Charity Organization is located on Mahak Blvd, off Shahid Majdi Blvd. Artesh Highway, in the Aqdasieh District.

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About two decades ago a mother who had experienced having a child with cancer and had witnessed first hand the difficulties faced by her child, pledged to set up a center that would act as a refuge for children and their families in a similar situation. With the assistance of the same friends and relatives who had helped her through her own ordeal, a board of trustees was selected and MAHAK Society to Support Children suffering from Cancer was set up as a non profit, non-governmental organization and was registered under number 6567 in 1991. MAHAK has been active from that day on in helping children with cancer and their families.

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