In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've partnered with Pullman JLT and Al Jalila Foundation to bring you an inspirational and educational morning event in hopes of spreading awareness and raise hope among all women in UAE.
The event will feature an inspirational talk by survivor, Randa Mushtaha,, a discussion about holistic well-being, by Sheetal Ramchandani and we'll learn more about Pullman Hotel's initiatives in support of breast cancer awareness.
Tickets are AED 50, purchased at entry, which includes coffee/tea and snacks with proceeds going to breast cancer research in the UAE. Attendees will also have the opportunity win several giveaways including, brunch, dinner and spa vouchers for two at Pullman JLT. Please ensure to RSVP below.
About Brest Friends
Brest Friends Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women with 1 in 8 women being diagnosed in their lifetime. Studies show that the average age of diagnoses is 10 years younger in the UAE than elsewhere in the world. These statistics reaffirm the critical need for research to keep up with the latest advances in treatment to save patients’ lives. Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends is a forerunner in raising awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer, furthering patient support with medical treatment and investing in local breast cancer research. Brest Friends is the first breast cancer support group in the UAE established in 2005 by Dr Houriya Kazim, the UAE’s first female surgeon, where patients and survivors meet monthly to learn, share experiences and offer moral and emotional support to each other which has shown to be instrumental in a woman’s healing process. Through partnership with Al Jalila Foundation in 2015, Brest Friends is further empowered to fulfil its goals and raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment in the UAE. Advances in research offer hope and healing to countless women diagnosed every year and all funds raised are used to accelerate breast cancer research and provide treatment to patients in need. To join the Brest Friends support group, please send an email to [email protected]. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you can partner with us to help spread hope to breast cancer patients in the UAE. Please click here to download the #PINKtober Campaign Toolkit to get involved.
About Al Jalila Foundation
Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical education and research, was founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai in April 2013, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation.
Al Jalila Foundation promotes medical education and research by investing in the UAE’s medical treatment capabilities; it provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region. The Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre, set to open in 2018 in Dubai Healthcare City, will be a beacon for regionally-relevant medical innovation produced by home-grown biomedical researchers. The UAE’s first independent multi-disciplinary medical research centre will focus on five of the most pressing regional health challenges: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health. Benefitting from the Foundation’s global outreach, the Al Jalila Foundation Research Centre will bring together international best practice and regional expertise in a cultivating environment with state-of-the-art facilities.
Al Jalila Foundation is named after Her Highness Sheikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, Chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
Al Jalila Foundation 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.
Al Jalila Foundation is one of 33 member organisations under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve the Arab world through humanitarian, developmental and community work.
Randa is a 44-year-old mother of three children, who was born and raised in the UAE. At the end of 2014, Randa was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 1 hormonal positive, aggressive with a lump of 7cm in size. Following a mastectomy, chemo therapy and Herceptin treatment, Randa is now a survivor. She now actively shares her story in hopes of inspiring others.
Sheetal Ramchandani is a certified health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), USA and was one of ten health coaches from the 2017 cohort to have received the Leadership in Health Coaching award. She is also an IIN Ambassador. Sheetal provides coaching in one-to-one sessions to enable them to make long term and sustainable lifestyle changes. She follows a holistic approach to wellness and focuses on food as well as other factors that determine the food choices people make. A firm believer in giving back to community, Sheetal is a volunteer in a center for people of determination and co-ordinates a Toastmasters public speaking club for youngsters. Sheetal will be discussing the importance of holistic well-being in context of preventative care.