Show your pair some love by making the most of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities happening across the country.

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Breast screening can detect cancer in its earliest stages. So why not take advantage of the 50 per cent discounts on screening mammograms for women over 40 years of age at Mediclinic in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain? The consultation is available to women with no prior symptoms, those who have not had a mammogram in the previous 12 months and do not have a applicable insurance coverage. Complimentary breast reconstruction consultations are also available throughout October for any women who is considering the procedure. This will be available at Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall. Advance appointments is required.

To make your appointment in Dubai call Mediclinic City Hospital  (04) 5659115, Mediclinic Welcare Hospital (04) 2137294. Mediclinic Parkview Hospital 8001999 and Mediclinic Dubai Mall (04) 4495111

In Abu Dhabi: Mediclinc Al Noor Hospital 8002000, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital (02) 4944735

In Al Ain: Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital (050) 6936239, Mediclinic Al Jowhara Hospital (03) 7051500

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Nine West have partnered with Pink Caravan for a 3-week long initiative to raise awareness on breast cancer. They will be donating a pair of shoes to a breast cancer survivor for every pair sold at its UAE stores between October 1 to October 17. #NWPinkOctober

The Pink Party

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Want to join in the fun and show your support to women around the world this month? The UAE’s largest fitness chain, Fitness First, is organising the Ultimate Pink Party on Friday, October 4 and it is open free of charge to all women and children above the age of six. They only have one pre-condition – you have to be wearing pink. The party will run for two hours and GX instructors will be choreographing your Zumba moves. And, the first 300 participants arriving at the venue will get a T-shirt from Adidas.

Timings: Children from 4pm to 5pm and Adults from 5pm to 7pm

Where: Dubai Stars Sportsplex, Championship Court


Say it with flowers

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Plaisir Cadeaux et Fleurs will be hosting a free flower workshop in their boutique in an initiative to bring joy to people battling cancer or have been affected by it in some way or another. You will be creating your very own flower arrangement in one of their signature velvet boxes which you can then proudly take home with you. There are limited spots available so make sure you confirm your attendance in advance.

Timings: Every Tuesday of October from 11am

Where: Shop 25 – Al Thanya Street, API Complex, (Corner of Al Wasl & Al Thanya), Dubai.


Savour, Pamper and Support

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The Ritz-Carlton Dubai will be supporting the Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends with month-long activities to create awareness and raise funds. Taking place at the hotel in JBR throughout October, you can take part in a range of #PINKtober activities and show your support. There is the decadent afternoon tea, a Rose Awakening Ritual spa treatment and a high tea on October 8, for which they have partnered with The Big Beauty Scoop. There will also be a host of pampering stations offering complimentary services from brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Dermalogica, Pastels Salon and Cara Jewellery to name a few. A portion of all profits will be donated to support Al Jalila Foundation’s breast cancer programmes.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai and The Big Beauty Scoop High Tea

Location: The Lobby Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai, The Walk JBR

Date: Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Timing: 10 am until 12 noon

Price: Dhs250 per person, with 50% of this cost going to Al Jalila Foundation and Brest Friends. Amazing prizes from the partners to be won.

#PINKtober Rose Awakening Ritual: daily from 9am to 9pm throughout the month. Price: Dhs620 for a 75-minute treatment which includes rose footbath, back exfoliation, massage and facial and #PINKtober Lobby Lounge Afternoon Tea, daily from 12noon to 5pm. Price: Dhs195 per person.

Detect and Protect

The International Modern Hospital is having free breast cancer and well woman checkups. They are offering Consultation with gynaecologist, Mammogram for women above 40 years of age, pelvis ultrasound, bone mineral density test and the glucose and urine routine.

Location: Sheikh Rashid Road, Al Rafa area, Bur Dubai

Timing: Valid until 30 November

Contact: (04) 4063000

Coffee Time

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Costa Coffee UAE has teamed up with the Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends to raise money and awareness by bringing a touch of pink to their menu. So you have the Think Pink Macaroon and the Think Pink Latte, where all the proceeds will be donated directly to Al Jalila Foundation.

In addition to the Think Pink menu, Kings College Hospital Dubai will be working alongside them to offer complimentary private physical breast examinations at the Costa Coffee store. The hospital will also host a special offer on mammograms (Dhs500) at their Dubai Hills branch throughout October.

Timings for the breast examination: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm

Dates: October 20 to 26

Location: Costa Coffee store on Al Wasl Road

Pretty In Pink

The Rixos Premium Dubai is all set to do its part in raising the breast awareness by donation 50 per cent of proceeds from the Pretty In Pink massage and facial to the Al Jalila Foundation along with a pink edition of Barry’s Bootcamp.

Custom made to suit your skin, the facial is all about relaxing your facial muscles, slowing down the onset of wrinkles, reducing puffiness and adverse environmental effects. This is then followed by a rejuvenating massage of your choice, be it Chinese tui na, Swedish, Middle Eastern, Shiatsu and more. Priced at Dhs850 for 120 minutes.

The hotel has also collaborated with Barry’s Bootcamp to support #PINKtober with a special pink editorion of their renowned fitness class. Taking place on October 25 at Azure Beach, you are invited to dress in pink and sweat it out for a good cause. The package costs Dhs200 of which Dhs150 will be donated to charity and include a morning class and a sunset stretch session. Between classes you refuel on Greek delights at Ammos, enjoying 20 per cent off on the à la carte menu. Added into the package is a Fight Like A Girl mocktail and complimentary pool and beach access.

Call (04) 5200000 to make a booking

The Pretty In Pink massage and facial is also available at the Rixos Saadiyat Island. Tel (02) 4922222

Wellness and more

Having won acclaim from Rahma Cancer Care Patient Society for their unparalleled charity work in the past, Bodytree and its instructors will again be donating profits this October. From donating profits to hosting wellness programmes, talks, health-checkups and more, they have you covered.

Wellness breakfast on October 4 for Dhs360. Enrol early as limited seats are available

Kundalini Yoga with Nancy Zabaneh on October 9 priced at Dhs185

Darkness into Light, free tea and talk session on October 15

End of the month also has a tea and talk session with Dr Stephen Grobmyer priced at Dhs65

For more information contact (02) 4434448 or email info@bodytreestudio.com

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