Help make an impact on the fight against breast cancer in Dubai with Al Jalila Foundation's 6th edition of #PINKtober
8 October 2020| Last updated on 14 October 2020
Join the fight against breast cancer in Dubai by becoming a champion of hope. Here's how...
Breast cancer is the most common cancer that affects women in the UAE.
It makes up 38% of all female cancers which has increased over the last few decades. Around the world, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
With such high prevalence of the disease it is important, now more than ever, that we continue to invest in important medical research and support scientists who are working to find a cure, save women and men's lives, and stop the disease.
One way you can help fight this devastating disease as an expat is to contribute to non-profit groups and charities in the UAE that focus on the research, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
Not sure where to go? In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Al Jalila Foundation welcomes their 6th Edition of #PINKtober, in partnership with Brest Friends, which promises to be a celebration of hope that embraces creativity to spread the message that ‘breast cancer can be beaten’.
What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an international health campaign celebrated annually in October to promote awareness of the disease and raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
The month-long campaign is internationally symbolised by the colour pink and a pink ribbon.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been championed in the UAE for over 20 years with the iconic pink ribbon standing as a strong symbol of hope thanks to dedicated advocates for the cause like Dr. Houriya Kazim, the UAE’s first female surgeon and founder of Brest Friends in 2005.
What began as just a few people spreading the message on the existence of the disease, urging women to seek early detection, has turned into a bold campaign championed by people from all cultures, backgrounds and age groups proving that breast cancer is a disease that touches everyone.
How you can be a part of #PINKtober
Support the cause
For 2020, Al Jalila Foundation invites you to support medical research and leave your mark on the future of medicine with their giving campaign, Bassmat Rashid Bin Saeed.
When you support them, your name will be engraved on their one of a kind recognition wall as a symbol of hope that we can fight disease through research.
To get involved and offer your support for #PINKtober, click here.
Start your own fundraiser in Dubai
If you would like to work with Al Jalila Foundation this year, you can help amplify their message and rally the community to join their mission.
Click here for Al Jalila Foundation's fundraiser guidelines, which includes where to apply for your Fundraising Permit in the UAE, event ideas and logos.
About Al Jalila Foundation
Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.
Al Jalila Foundation supports medical treatment for individuals unable to afford quality healthcare; provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals; and funds ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health.
It is a group that is fully-funded by the generosity of donors. 100% of funds donated to Al Jalila Foundation are invested into medical research, education and treatment in the UAE.