The FOCP's initiative supplies free breast cancer testing facilities for the public.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the Friends of Cancer Patients’ annual initiative is offering free breast cancer screenings in all seven emirates through their mobile clinics and mammography unit during the seven-day national ride.
In addition to its ongoing efforts, the PCR established dedicated fixed clinics throughout the United Arab Emirates providing free breast cancer screenings between January 20th and February 10th, offering the public another opportunity to receive convenient and cost-free testing.
The mobile clinics and minivans will be running in conjunction with the pan-emirate ride starting on the Feb.4, in Sharjah and Ajman and concluding in Abu Dhabi on Feb.10.
Daily mobile clinic stops:
For the daily mobile clinic stops people can find them on day 1 of the ride (Feb.4) at Al Heera Beach in Sharjah from 9am-1pm and then in Ajman at Al Zoraa Beach from 4pm-10pm.
On day 2 (Feb.5) they will be at Global Village from 4pm-10pm in Dubai. The mobile clinics then return to Sharjah for day 3 (Feb.6) at Zero 6 Mall from 2pm-8pm before heading off to Umm Al Quwain for day 4 (Feb.7), located at Kite Beach from 12pm-6pm.
For those wanting to visit the mobile clinics in Fujairah they can find them at Fujairah Corniche on day 5 (Feb.8) from 12pm-6pm before they make their way to Mina Al Arab in Ras Al Khaimah for day 6 (Feb.9), open from 1pm-7pm. Finally they will conclude their journey in Abu Dhabi at Zayed Sports City from 5pm onwards on day 7 (Feb.10).
Daily minivan stops:
The daily minivan stops can be found at Thumbay Hospital in Ajman as well as Al Heera Beach in Sharjah from 3pm-9pm on day 1 before making their way to Zabeel Park in Dubai for day 2 between 9am-10pm with a break for an hour at 3pm.
On day 3 the minivans will travel to Air Arabia Staff Accommodation from 1pm-7pm and Sharjah National Park from 4pm-10pm.
On day 4 they will be in UAQ at Kite Beach from 12pm-6pm and Al Hamriyah Ladies Club from 4pm-10pm and on day 5 people can find them in FUJ at Kalba Waterfront from 9am-3pm and Oceanic Khorfakkan from 4pm-10pm.
Day 6 will be in RAK at Saqer Hospital from 9am-3pm as well as Al Quasim Corniche from 4pm-10pm and on the final day can be found at Shaikh Zayed Mosque from 10am-4pm and Yas Mall from 11am-5pm in Abu Dhabi.
The seven day ride that travels through all emirates in the UAE from 4-10 February is organised by Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), who have sparked this initiative and provide an endless amount of energy in conquering breast cancer. Join the ride and procession across the emirates and let's make the Pink Caravan Ride another successful event "Powered by You."
The annual Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) that travels around the seven emirates for seven days every February, for breast cancer awareness and more importantly, encourage both men and women for free consultations and mammogrammes, has been pushed back to the fourth quarter of 2021.
The 11th edition of Pink Caravan Ride, an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based non-profit Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), will ride into 2021 in a unique format in February with the participation of equestrian clubs from every emirate, and will be marked by 42 days of free health screenings for men and women to encourage early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
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