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.
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.
The Higher Steering Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) — the annual breast cancer awareness initiative that travels around the UAE offering health screening for women and men, is calling on the nation’s horse riders with a spirit of community activism to join its 10th annual campaign, which is running on the end of February.
With 64,012 free medical screenings, support of 795 medical clinics, and over 300,000 volunteering hours since its inception in 2011, Pink Caravan — an initiative dedicated to raising awareness for early detection of cancer, rides resolutely into its 10th year
The 10th edition of annual 10-day Pink Caravan Ride to raise breast cancer awareness, which will start from Sharjah on Feb.26 and run till Mar.6, has evolved into a tradition over the past decade. By offering early detection screening tests for breast cancer and spreading awareness about the importance of self-examination amongst the UAE community, it has wrought many positive changes in the way cancer is perceived and treated.