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 37-year-old woman from Colorado performed her record-breaking swim a year after receiving treatment for breast cancer, and dedicated her achievement to fellow cancer survivors.
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.
The opening ceremony was attended by NMC Health’s Director of Corporate Operations Strategy Clancey Po and Dr Kishan Pakkal, General Manager of the hospital.
Jordanian fashion designer Ghada Zada, who is also a breast cancer patient, spreads hope and positivity with her work.
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.”
October is synonymous with “pink,” the colour having become the mark for breast cancer and advocates have batted for continuous awareness campaigns and support drives, even as these, alongside advancing Medicine, Science and Technology, have led to early diagnoses and treatment.
In honour of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National Ambulance Youth Council recently organised an awareness session entitled “Get Checked today!” in collaboration with Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children, which was held at National Ambulance Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
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