After a decade and for 10 days, the annual Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) would gallop once again across the UAE from Feb.26 (Wednesday)—in keeping with one of the goals of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP)—breast cancer awareness leading to more people becoming more pro-active on acting against it.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder/Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), led the flagoff of the 10th “Pink Caravan Ride” (PCR) from the grounds of the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club on windy Wednesday morning.
There are seven “fixed clinics” across the country at the ongoing 10-day Pink Caravan Ride free breast cancer awareness-cum-consultations of the Sharjah-based charity organization Friends of Cancer Patients.
While the global battle against breast cancer is far from over, the UAE community’s awareness and eagerness to seek counsel and medical support is now much higher
There are many myths regarding the disease that has led to delays in detection and treatment that could have possibly saved lives.
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The 10th Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) reached the halfway mark on Sunday successfully taking the message of the importance of regular screenings and early detection of breast cancer to Fujairah. PCR’s 21 km equine route was flagged off at the Fujairah Beach and ended at the Khor Fakkan Hospital, once again resulting in strong community engagement with the residents of the northern emirate.
The emirate of Sharjah displayed a strong community spirit as residents, citizens, young professionals and students, united to lend their ‘pink spirit’ to the 10th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride,
As a young, 16-year-old Emirati student Malath Al Ameri mounted on horseback on Thursday gearing up for her role as an equestrian volunteer on the last leg of the 10th edition of Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) in Abu Dhabi,
With a record 11,077 free breast cancer screenings, the 10th edition of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) has concluded its 10-day trek across the seven emirates of the UAE, raising awareness on the importance of early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, its prevention and risk factors.