2007 News Story

US-Saudi Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness to launch in Riyadh

First Lady Laura Bush will visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow for the launch of the US-Saudi Arabia Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research at Riyadh’s King Fahd Medical City. The partnership, the first of its kind between Saudi Arabia and the US, is expected to contribute positively to the treatment of breast cancer in the Kingdom.

During her visit to the Kingdom, Mrs. Bush will meet with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. She will also tour the Kingdom’s first-ever community cancer screening center and meet with breast cancer survivors in Jeddah.

Mrs. Bush is currently on a tour to the Middle East to promote breast cancer awareness. In addition to Saudi Arabia, her itinerary includes the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Jordan.