The powerhouses forces behind the Friends of Shaukat Khanum proudly hosted the fifth edition of the renowned Festival of Life in collaboration with Pakistan’s leading fashion and entertainment fraternity. An all-day carnival for families, the Festival of Life was held at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in Lahore on 18th February 2018. This year’s festival was attended and supported by a number of celebrities including Hamza Ali Abbasi, Umair Jaswal, Ali Sher and Faisal Rehman. The festival’s long term supporters “Quadrum” also performed live at the event.
Indeed the Hospital has now embarked upon the construction of Pakistan’s third Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Karachi, following Lahore and Peshawar. It is to this end that the Friends of Shaukat Khanum had organized this year’s festival of Life to help raise awareness and funds for the project.
Speaking about the very ethos of the Festival of Life, the inspirational cancer survivor and President of the Friends of Shaukat Khanum, Bina Chaudhry has said “Reaching out to those in need is happiness. Generosity is love. It’s not about how much you give it’s about how much you open your heart. Then the cycle goes on.”
The fifth Festival of Life was a full day of family fun, fashion, festivities and compassion across all age groups, for a great cause. As per previous iterations of the Festival, the event included an exciting fashion lounge by event partner PFDC, with clothes donated from over 50 leading designers and retail brands across Pakistan with event attendees able to purchase these top brands at up to a 70% discount. Additionally, there was a Food Court with dozens of food stalls, a spacious Children’s Play Area that had a lot of fun filled activities including jumping castles, mini golf, train, merry go round, face painting, etc