With the incidences of breast cancer in younger women on the rise in the nation, UAE’s Pink Caravan early detection initiative urges women to not wait until they turn 40 to get checked.
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.
As part of the Pink Caravan Ride’s efforts to curb breast cancer and increase awareness, the FOCP’s 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.
Annual ride in aid of breast cancer awareness kicks off with its opening ceremony on February 4 at Al Heera Beach. This journey of hope and courage will traverse the seven emirates.
The coupon offers mammogram screening, supports treatment of breast cancer patients,
and raises community awareness of early detection and preventive care
Breast cancer became the most common cancer globally as of 2021, accounting for 12 percent of all new annual cancer cases worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Women have been urged by the initiative’s driver, Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), to make the most of this opportunity and get themselves checked and screened in the comfort of their neighbourhoods.
Pink Caravan, a great initiative by the UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients to educate people of a killer disease, breast cancer, and providing free early detection screenings and check-ups (“Pink Caravan rallies nationwide ahead of Breast Cancer Month,” Sept. 12 Gulf Today website). The UAE-based Friends of Cancer Patients
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.