The UAE embassy’s participation in the More Than a Pink Walk underscores broader efforts in the UAE to support medical research, promote healthy lifestyles, and advance global public health outcomes in partnership with leading organisations in the US and worldwide.
In the UAE, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women constituting 38% of all female cancers which has steadily increased over the last 3 decades.
The coupon offers mammogram screening, supports treatment of breast cancer patients,
and raises community awareness of early detection and preventive care
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.
Nawal, who is 45 years old, said: “My experience with breast cancer was very difficult, as it was discovered by chance. I did not do any examination.”
Jamila Ibrahim from Pink Caravan awarded the teams of the day with Petra Spanko as the Most Valuable Player and Sublime, ridden by Kim Roche, as the Best Playing Pony. Two Best Dressed Ladies in pink were recognised and received prizes worth up to Dhs4,000 each.
This year, 11 women in the age group of 32 to 52 tested positive for breast cancer during the ninth annual Pink Caravan Ride, PCR, and have been sent for further examination.
Only 6 women tested positive out of a total of 11,007 people screened; 4,296 checkups and screenings in Sharjah. Amongst the six cases detected at the 10th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride, two women were from Egypt and one each hailed from Morocco, Iran, Jordan, and Bangladesh.
Pink Caravan (PC), the breast cancer awareness initiative of the UAE-based non-profit Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), has taken its medical minivan to the Mushairef Health Centre in Ajman, in a bid to boost their daily operations.
For the first time in its history, PCR is adopting a new format with this edition which will allow seasoned and inexperienced riders to choose their participation level – the entire pan-UAE trek, or opt for select equestrian routes across the nation.