Fight breast cancer, go pink this October

Dubai colors itself pink as it once again joins the world in the fight against breast cancer by promoting awareness through a series of activities for the entire month of October.

Organized by Breast Cancer Arabia, the “Dubai Goes Pink” (and “Abu Dhabi Goes Pink”) initiative kicked off in October 3 with yearly events in support of breast cancer patients and advocates by spreading medically produced and backed awareness programs. From spa treatments to walkathons to fundraising activities, events in the region that support Pink October are unified to bring a stronger and louder message to people in the region.

The city is abuzz reaching out and educating not only women but also the community on the importance of early detection in preventing breast cancer, and in providing them information about treatments and who should provide the treatment. Breast Cancer Arabia has also raised funds for the treatment of women suffering from breast cancer.

Breast cancer is one of the biggest cause of death among women worldwide, and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in the UAE. It is one of the most preventable and curable disease, however, when caught or detected at the earliest time possible.

Check out these events all over Dubai this month and show your support to the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign:

October 10
Ignite Pink is Punk Swim:Run. Organized by Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme, the event will be held at Anantara The Palm Resort and Spa. Race starts at 7:15 AM. Registration is Dh150.

October 13
Pink is Punk moonlight yoga at Anantara Beach at 7:30pm. Entry fee of Dh100. Proceeds go to the organizers Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme.

October 17
Pink book sale for breast cancer awareness. Book prices start at Dh5. Visit BurJuman from 10 AM to 10 PM.

October 21
Bounceathon with Ahlan!  at Bounce, the trampoline park in Al Quoz from 8 PM to 10 PM. Participant with the most attention-grabbing pink attire will win a six-day Maldives holiday for two.

October 31
Burjuman Pink Walkathon, UAE’s biggest breast cancer walk at Zabeel Park at 8 AM. Registration is Dhs 50 for adults and Dhs 30 for kids.

Discounted mammograms and checkups courtesy of the partnership between Burjuman Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and uniCare.

Follow the 3 steps to early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
• Monthly breast self-examinations at home
• Clinical breast checks with the doctor from age 20 onwards
• Annual mammogram from age 40 onwards

Early detection of breast cancer truly saves lives.

For more information, visit Dubai Goes Pink and Burjuman’s Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme on Facebook.

Photo credits: Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme

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