Male’, Maldives, 9th February 2023 – Sun Siyam Resorts is taking an active role in raising awareness to promote healthy living and help fight cancer through various initiatives under Sun Siyam Cares, the company’s corporate sustainability and social responsibility programme. In recognition of World Cancer Day on 4th February, Sun Siyam Vilu Reef partnered with the local council of Dh.Bandidhoo in Dhaalu Atoll and hosted a series of events on 4th and 5th February 2023 to actively support cancer awareness activities and healthy living in the Maldives.

The event began with a fun run that was followed by a healthy breakfast with fresh produce from the nearby farm island, and a variety of friendly sport matches between guests and local communities during the day. Day two was filled with several awareness sessions by the local Cancer Society and a ladies futsal game amongst other fun community activities.

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The educational awareness sessions featured three prominent speakers;

Dr. Hassan Maniu Mohamed, a graduate of Privolzhsky Research Medical University in Russia who completed his medical internship at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. He aspires to become a surgeon and advocate of preventive medicine. With a passion for his work, he is always willing to go above and beyond for his patients. Currently, his focus is on raising awareness about pressing public health issues in the Maldives.

Ms. Fathmath Suha, who holds a medical degree from Angeles University Foundation in the Philippines and a medical internship at Chittagong Medical College Hospital in Bangladesh. She has also participated in several medical missions for indigenous populations and conducted research in public health and diagnostic immunology.

Mr. Mohamed Kaleem, who previously held the position of the captain of the Maldives National football team. He was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2013 himself, but has since survived cancer with courage. He is now an advocate for cancer awareness and is dedicating his time to promoting a healthier lifestyle for future generations.

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Sun Siyam Vilu Reef embodies the ultimate, naturally playful, tropical boutique hideaway with its breath-taking surroundings and its 103 charming island villas. Nestled in Dhaalu Atoll, a mere 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, the resort exemplifies a rustic feel with a Maldivian touch – think white interiors contrasting with tropical colour accents.

A multitude of world-class amenities make this resort the perfect getaway. Whether it be the succulent tastes and sumptuous dining of all four corners of the earth or world-class spa and wellness treatments using authentic and age-old techniques, this boutique resort is the definition of barefoot escape.

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