In aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Emirates Woman rounds up the events and products creating awareness in the UAE.
Want to help spread the word or raise funds for a good cause? Then check out one of the many events and promotions in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Dubai.
THE NAIL SPA
What: The Nail Spa x Pink Caravan
Where: The Nail Spa Salon’s across the UAE
Details: The Nail Spa goes pink to launch their #checkyourself campaign in collaboration with Pink Caravan, a UAE breast cancer awareness charity initiated by Friends of Cancer Patients. Clients will be able to support and spread awareness through opting for ‘Wear a Pink Dot’ nail art and share their dotted mani’s on Instagram @thenailspa_me @ThePinkCaravan with the official hashtags #checkyourself #pinkcaravan and #apinkthankyou. Before leaving, each client can make a difference by donating Dhs5 to their transaction or purchasing a pink ribbon of which 100 per cent of the proceeds will go towards supporting Pink Caravan.
DR RAMI HAMED CENTER SPECIALIZED BREAST CARE UNIT
What: Dr Rami Hamed Center unveils specialised Breast Care unit
Where: Dr Rami Hamed Center, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai, (04) 2708200
Details: DRHC has announced the launch of its Breast Care unit to cater to all medical conditions associated with breasts, including diagnosis and treatment on breast cancers. The Breast Care unit is equipped to handle all kind of treatments and surgeries on breasts, including mammography, and breast reconstructive surgery as well as implants – particularly for patients who have had all, or part, of their breasts removed due to malignancy, besides other medical procedures. This facility is a first-of-a-kind across the Middle East. Ladies don’t forget to book in for a screening and mammography now!
KAYA SKIN CLINIC
What: Kaya Skin Clinic launches #PowerOfThree, Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness
Where: Kaya Skin Clinic, Dubai Marina Walk (04) 4508438
Ladies are asked to perform the self-examination, then paint their first three nails with pink, post the image to social media with the hashtag #PowerOfThree. After that they will act as ambassadors to spread awareness about the importance of early detection and ask their friends to do the same. Kaya is offering a 15 per cent discount on all its packages in the month of October, for whoever supports the cause and walks in with only three fingers painted in pink.
Details: Visit their facebook page to find out more and join the initiative now!
What: Fairmont Ajman free screenings and afternoon tea
Fairmont Ajman, in partnership with the Pink Caravan, will offer free screenings and consultation as part of the Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) national breast cancer initiative with a slogan ’Riding For Courage’. Available for all guests and Ajman residents, the medical unit will conduct free and discrete screenings by certified physicians on 28 October from 11am-3:30pm at Fairmont Ajman. Guests can pre-register for the screening sessions by calling on (06) 7015757
Fairmont Ajman Executive Chef Chandramouli Perur has created an exclusive Pink Afternoon Tea specifically for the month of October. The Pink Afternoon Tea is available daily at Azrak Lounge between October 1 to 31 from 2pm to 5pm and is priced at Dhs75 per person. Dhs10 from each booking will be donated to the Pink Caravan. For more information or reservations, please call (06) 7015757
FAIRMONT THE PALM
What: Pink Garden Tea Party
Fairmont The Palm, On 20 October dress in pink and join the hotel’s Pink Garden Party where 20 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to Pink Caravan. The Tea Party is priced at Dhs295 per person with Dhs60 being your donation to the cause. To make a booking please call (04) 4573457
What: Fairmont Dubai charity treats and fitness classes
The Fairmont Dubai, a wide variety of pink treats will be available throughout the month at Pronto Cafe, with all proceeds of the sales donated towards Pink Caravan. Those wishing to indulge their sweet cravings can select from pink cupcakes and refreshing pink lemonade priced at Dhs10. For more information or reservations, please call (04) 3118316
Fairmont Dubai invites guests to join the movement in a Zumba and Body Attack workout session on Saturday October 24 from 11am until 12:30pm, hosted by licensed Zumba instructor Marija Nikolic. Places are limited! For more information or reservations, please call (056) 2266301
PAESE COSMETICS GO PINK TO SUPPORT BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
What: Paese Cosmetics pink range
Where: Products are available in malls across the UAE and paesecosmetics.com
A Polish brand with a holistic approach to beauty aims to empower women through safe make-up with a message. Paese Cosmetics brings a range of beauty products in pink, that are paraben-free and sets out to remind women to get themselves checked for Breast Cancer.
LEVEL SHOE DISTRICT
Nicholas Kirkwood available at Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall.
What: Shoe Level pink shoes
Where: Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall
In honour of Breast Cancer awareness month, Level Shoe District has rounded up a selection of pink styles from our most loved designers to help you stand out while supporting this great cause.
What: Limited Edition Pink Pantry Menu at Pantry Cafe
Where: Pantry Café, Wasl Square, Hadeeqa Street, Jumeirah (04) 3883868
The Pink Pantry menu includes Blushing Pancakes, Smoked Salmon Crostini, Moroccan Beetroot Salad, Fettucini in Spicy Pink Sauce, Mixed Berry Lemonade and Watermelon Smoothie.
A Cuppa for Cancer: Every day in October, customers wearing pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness will receive their first cup of coffee on the house.
What: Catch the PINK chopsticks at Catch Dubai this month In Recognition of International Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Where: Catch Restaurant, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04) 3325555
SENSASIA URBAN SPA
What: SensAsia Pink treament
IN THE PINK SensAsia treatments in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness. Treatments include Balinese Massage, Tickled Pink SensPolish and Even Pinker SensWrap. 110 mins /Dhs565
Where: SensAsia Urban Spas across the UAE
Details: The complete cost of each SensAsia In The Pink treatment will be donated directly to local non-profit organisation, Friends of Cancer.
PINK IS PUNK RUN:SWIM
What: Pink is Punk Run:Swim by Ignite Fitness & Wellness Challenges
Where: Anantara, The Palm Jumeirah
On October 9, at 6am, run, walk or jog the fun run in your best fancy dress. The best fancy dressed will win an Afternoon High Tea experience at the Burj Al Arab. Entry fees are Dhs150 for adults, Dhs250 for teams and Dhs70 for Juniors. Spectators can also attend with an Dhs150 contribution to the cause. To register, visit here.
Open: 600m Swim / 3km Beach and pavement run
Sprint: 400m Swim / 1.6km Beach and pavement run
Junior: 200m Swim / 800m Beach Run
Fun Run: 3km Beach and pavement run