Actress Hend Sabry Baheya has been honoured by the Foundation for Early Detection and Treatment of Breast Cancer for her latest role in Halawyet El donia. The role spotlights the process of cancer treatment in Egypt, and raises awareness on different forms of the disease,
The Sohour charity event was attended by several public figures, with the motto of the night as “Today’s Dream is Tomorrow’s Reality.”
On the TV show Sabry plays the role of Salma El- Shamaa, who goes for regular checkup shortly before her marriage only to discover that she suffers from late stage leukemia. After the initial shock she begins to reshape her life and falls into an unexpectedly love story.
The foundation has always held the event to honour the cast and crew of TV series for their roles in raising cancer awareness and supporting patients.
The series is unique in their use of an actual cancer recovery patient, Yasmin Gheith, who plays a similar role on the show. The series stars are Dhafer L’Abidine, Mostafa Fahmy, Anoushka, Hanan Motawie and Hany Adel and was directed by Hussien El Menbawy.
Since it aired Halawet Al Dounia has received wide acclaim, especially among Egyptian women. Breast cancer is considered one of the most widespread forms of cancer in Egypt. When the fourth episode aired, hashtags for Hend Sabry and Halawat Al Dounia were among the top trending hashtags on Twitter.