Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) Hospital director Dr. Khaled Abdulla Alshehhi said the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) is a big help.
“In the last few days, I have felt all sorts of feelings, from apprehension and fear to unbeatable love to calmness and acceptance. Patience, overwhelming gratitude and a deep sense of responsibility towards my children, parents, loved ones, myself and you.”
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.
More than 600 students and staff of schools, under the direction of Ajman Police Department, took part in the event.
The iconic Burj Khalifa turned pink on Wednesday creating awareness about breast cancer and displayed a message urging people to join the fight for all the heroes battling the disease.
Chagoury said: “It is so frustrating. It is like (the patient) is already useless (when we could still function.)"
The 11th edition of Pink Caravan Ride, an annual breast cancer awareness initiative of UAE-based non-profit Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), will ride into 2021 in a unique format in February with the participation of equestrian clubs from every emirate, and will be marked by 42 days of free health screenings for men and women to encourage early detection and prevention of breast cancer.
Pink Caravan has called upon women who previously underwent mammogram screenings at clinics during their annual UAE-wide breast cancer awareness campaign in 2019, to get themselves tested again at the Pink Caravan Medical Mobile Clinic.
The registration comes because of the application of the Ministry of Health and Prevention’s innovative mechanism for its accelerators to evaluate and approve the world’s breakthrough drugs following the Fast Track/Accelerate Process system.