The wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Founding President of the Friends of Cancer Patients Association, Ambassador of the International Cancer Federation for the Universal Cancer Declaration, announced the approval of February 26 as the date for the start of the 10th session of the Pink Caravan Rally, which carries the message of awareness of cancer Breasts on a tour of various emirates until the sixth of next March.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi has called on all sectors of Emirati society, including citizens and residents, men and women, to participate in the 10 th caravan rally, and join its various teams and committees, whether within the knights or medical teams, or within the volunteer teams in events and donation campaigns.
It also invited institutions in the government and private sectors to enhance ways to cooperate with the march and get involved in its activities, in line with the vision of joint complementary work that characterizes institutional work in the Emirates.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi added: “Emphasis on the message of knowledge and awareness that is led by the Sharjah Civilization Project, is not limited to culture alone, but also shows its importance in the health issue. One information can protect a person from many diseases, protect the health of society and preserve the effectiveness of its members. And their productivity, and pave the way for them to have a happy and fulfilling life. ”
"Health awareness saves nations resources from attrition, and uses them to serve development, construction and development, and this is the message of the pink caravan that we hope each individual, institution and family can embrace."
She continued: «The Pink Caravan march expresses a set of key values and pillars, as it starts from knowledge, is based on union and cooperation, and continues with challenging stories that have become successes and achievements, and are completed with greater hope and higher awareness, which makes it a pioneering experience that reduces the state’s vision and the culture of its children and residents of Her land.
On the occasion of its 10th year, the march continues over 10 days, to complete the efforts made since its inception in 2011 to today, as it managed over its past sessions to pass more than 1,800 km across the seven emirates of the country, with the participation of more than 670 knights and 810 volunteers, providing medical exams For more than 64,000 men and women, registering 75 injuries, it succeeded in enhancing societal awareness of the importance of early detection of breast cancer and dispelling misconceptions about it. The Pink Caravan organizes every year its cavalry march, which travels the seven emirates of the country, raising awareness of breast cancer, and offering free medical examinations to all segments of society.
The march includes four tracks: the track of the march of the knights, in which every year more than 150 male and female knights of different nationalities participate, the path of medical clinics that annually includes more than 30 fixed and mobile clinics, 200 medical staff, provide free medical examinations for auditors, and the course of events accompanying the efforts Spreading awareness and the path of donation campaigns, which annually includes more than 150 male and female volunteers.
A thousand men and women benefited from the free pink caravan tests.
Jawaher Al Qasimi: “One piece of information can protect a person against many diseases, protect the health of society and preserve the effectiveness of its members.”