With just over 4 weeks to go until the 29th MARATHON DES SABLES that will take place from April 4-14 in the Sahara Desert in Southern Morocco, Dar Ayniwen is proud to announce we are the first official sponsor of the Abdelkader Rahhaoui Cancer (ARC) Association.
The charity was established on Sept. 13, 2013 by Abdelkader’s 33-year-old only-child Sidi Mohammad, a French-Moroccan born in Ouarzazate, in order to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer, especially in Morocco where it remains a taboo subject.
After the death of his father, who fought long & hard battle again this traitorous disease, in January 2012, Sidi Mohammad started running as a way to reconnect with his father and tell him what was going on in his life. In his loving memory, he will soon be running the toughest foot race in the world in the name of ARC Association!
Known simply as the MDS, the race is a gruelling multi-stage adventure through a formidable landscape in one of the world’s most inhospitable climates. The rules require you to be self-sufficient, to carry with you on your back everything except water that you need to survive. You are given a place in a tent to sleep at night, but any other equipment and food you must provide & carry yourself.
Pushing ones limits to help others is a way of turning the MDS into a gesture of solidarity. At Dar Ayniwen, we think Sidi Mohammad’s challenge clearly merits being propelled into the spotlight and our blog provides a perfect showcase for his charity efforts.
If you would like to support the ARC Association as well, please visit www.arc-association.com