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Gargash Enterprises and UAE Down Syndrome Association partnership to benefit community

03 Apr 2014
Gargash Enterprises, the authorized distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, is delighted to add yet another partnership to its rich portfolio; a collaboration with the UAE Down Syndrome Association.

Gargash Enterprises and UAE Down Syndrome AssociationSilver sponsor Gargash Enterprises has partnered with The UAE Down Syndrome Association, and envisions many inspiring events that will help raise awareness about Down syndrome.

Both the UAE Down Syndrome Association and Gargash Enterprises recognize the need to encourage people to see beyond the limitations of Down syndrome.

“The UAE Down Syndrome Association is thrilled to have teamed up with Gargash Enterprises, as they are well-renowned for their unparalleled success in the automobile industry. We trust they will successfully help us put the UAE Down Syndrome Association in a positive light, and thus raise more awareness of people affected by Down syndrome in the UAE,” Sonia Al Hashimi, Chairperson at UAE Down Syndrome Association commented.

People living with Down syndrome are more than just a person with a disability. They are vibrant and happy individuals, who wish to be known for who they are as a person, not for their condition. They add a warm glow to those around them, and this makes them invaluable to our community.  

“We are confident that our professionalism, our integrity, as well as our passion for the community will help promote acceptance and understanding of Down syndrome in the UAE, and we look forward to numerous fun, admirable and benefitting fundraising events,” said Wassim Derbi, Marketing Manager at Gargash Enterprises.

Through this unique partnership, Gargash Enterprises is determined to assist the UAE Down Syndrome Association with increasing the community’s awareness of Down syndrome, and the impact this has on both individuals affected by Down syndrome, as well as its impact on the community.

About Gargash Enterprises

Gargash Enterprises has been the authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates since 1958. With showrooms and service centers across Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Fujairah; Gargash Enterprises provides customer focused operations representing the Mercedes-Benz brand in the best possible way.

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About UAE Down Syndrome Association

UAE Down Syndrome Association, officialised by the Ministry of Social Affairs, is invaluable to people affected by Down syndrome. It offers support and guidance, initiates rehabilitations programs, provides job training, and assists those living with Down syndrome maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Down syndrome is a condition where a baby is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21, which happens to 1 in every 800 people. These people grow up with (severe) physical and / or mental disabilities, and need their community’s care and support.

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