Pink lakes, smart gates with pink illuminations, amphibious aircraft carrying awareness signs, universities full of hope and love of life, innovative propaganda created by local bodies, foundations and charities nationwide to raise awareness of the dangers of breast cancer.
During October, the month of global awareness of the early detection of breast cancer, the organizers of the events hosted by the State, which encourages the early diagnosis of the infection, and guides patients with treatment plans and awareness, implemented by the Ministry of Health and Community Protection.
Smart pink gates
Over the course of 30 days, the smart airport gates of Dubai have been colored in pink, as the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai is keen to contribute to the realization of the country's strategy to promote healthy lifestyles for the UAE community and reduce the related diseases.
Maj. Gen. Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director General of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, said that Dubai Residency, in cooperation with Dubai Airports, has implemented awareness initiatives through smart portals, which have shone in pink, in order to raise awareness of breast cancer. "Regular self-examination and the importance of the role of early detection of breast cancer, giving hope to breast cancer patients, conveying the message that the disease can be overcome."
From the pink gates to the flight of a group of breast cancer patients over Dubai, organized by the Pink Caravan, in cooperation with Seawings Seaplane Tours, which aims to renew their sense of hope and optimism, and motivate them to continue their journey of treatment.
“The discovery of cancer represents a radical turning point in the patient's life, and the beginning of a difficult and arduous journey filled with psychological stress caused by the side effects of the disease, especially with regard to The appearance of the patient ».
She added: «The Association organized this initiative, within the framework of a number of initiatives aimed at providing moral support for cancer patients, most notably the initiative (global color), which targets patients and survivors, where the Friends of Cancer Patients Association is committed to making such partnerships meaningful humanitarian, and we look forward to continue The SeaWings Seaplane Tour program, hosting all cancer patients, to have fun on these inspiring trips.
From the sky to the water, the Lagoon Lake at Park Hyatt Dubai this month was painted pink to support the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, a sign of the hotel's support for raising awareness about the disease and lighting the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club sails in pink throughout October.
"We are proud to be part of this year's Pink Campaign," said Sabine Reiner, Sales and Marketing Manager at Park Hyatt Dubai. "So we have mocked Lagoon, one of Dubai's most popular attractions, for breast cancer awareness, and we hope our initiatives will increase awareness." Everyone is across the region. ”
“This month, guests were able to enjoy the lush pink scenery, the breathtaking view of the creek and the Dubai skyline, encouraging community members to familiarize themselves and educate themselves and diagnose breast cancer symptoms. As part of its participation in this campaign, Park Hyatt Dubai distributed awareness brochures. For women, to spread information about early signs that can help save many lives. ”
New York University in Abu Dhabi has made sure that the main dome of the campus is light pink in its annual awareness activities. “Awareness of the key to early detection, which is key to survival, is the NYUAD community's commitment to supporting breast health awareness campaigns,” said Wayne Young, director of health and wellness at NYU Abu Dhabi, and the father of a breast cancer survivor. "We hope our awareness campaign this year will encourage women to assess breast health themselves and urge family and friends to do the same."
“The Breast Health Awareness Campaign, organized by New York University - Abu Dhabi, aims to raise awareness and promote awareness of this disease, as well as encourage the UAE community to take the necessary steps to cope with this disease, especially in light of the cancer becoming the third leading cause of death in the country, "Breast cancer is the most common type."
Support the psychological aspect
The Director General of the Society of Friends of Cancer Patients, Chair of the Medical Awareness Committee in the Pink Caravan, Dr. Sawsan Madi, said: “The flight included a tour over Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame, World Islands, and others. The trip focused on supporting patients and promoting awareness of the importance of conducting periodic screening for early detection of cancer. Sea Wing will continue its tours with water jets with the logo of the Pink Ribbon over Dubai for a month. October Pink, to support and encourage survivors Patients.