October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month all over the world, and in UAE, it’s not just the public, but brands and events that do pink seriously.
Fashion, food, music and events – This October’s line-up is what this movement deserves.
Here’s where you can go, what you can buy, wear and eat to show your support – Breast Cancer Awareness UAE:
1. Practice Mindfulness & Get Aware at Le Meridien
Enjoy pink-themed refreshments, goodies, a free day pass to the pool and fitness, and a 20% discount on spa and food at Le Meridian Hotel Dubai every ‘Pink Tuesday’ in October.
Propagating health and mindfulness in the combat against Breast Cancer, curated in association with Dubai-based company, PoseTivity, every Tuesday, five topics will be focused on: Meditation/mindfulness, life coaching, fitness activity, spa/pampering, and emotional support.
What we love: They’re inviting all Breast Cancer heroes, guests and guest speakers to share their stories of strength and resilience.
When: 9am to 12:30pm, Tuesday, October 11 to October 31, 2016
Where: Le Meridian Hotel, Dubai
For more details, email email@example.com or call +971 503562709.
2. Have a Red Velvet Flavoured Pink Chic Shake at Bertin Bistro
Doesn’t it sound delicious? It’s adorned with pink ombre pop corn and cookies! When: All of October 2016
Where: Bertin Bistro & Restaurant
How much: AED 48 with 25% of the pink chic Shake going to Friends of Cancer Patients.
Call +971 4 321 9239.
3. Pamper Yourself at Radisson Blu’s Pink Room!
For the month of October, one Business Class room in each hotel will turn pink – amenities, décor et al.
What we love: A portion of the sales will go directly towards breast cancer research and awareness! Want to see where the money goes? Visit RadissonBlu.com/bepink.
When: All of October 2016
Where: All Radisson Blu Hotels around the world
4. Clock Up the Kilometers for the Girls at Yas Marina Circuit
‘Circuits on the Circuit’ is back this year at GoYAS by where you can join hundreds of women at two exercise stations either side of a giant pink ribbon.
You can cycle around the iconic F1® circuit, for which FMBA will donate another AED50 for each cyclist’s completed round. While you’re there, get yourself screened and get advice from professionals at the PINK Caravan tent!
What we love: Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Academy and Yas Marina Circuit will donate AED 50 each [total of AED100] to Pink Caravan for EACH completed station per person.
When: October 20 & 21 2016
Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or call 800 YAS (927).
5. Lift People’s Spirits & Awareness at Dubomedy
Through the month, Dubomedy’s Funny Girls Troupe, guest poets and musicians will be performing around the U.A.E. in hopes of raising awareness and spirits.
When: October 28 2016
For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Don’t miss this informative piece: Let’s Have the Breast Cancer Conversation All Year
6. See Everything Through Rosy Glasses
If you’re attending all these events, you’ll need to WEAR pink. Head to Paris Gallery and find a fabulous collection of Pink Nina Ricci eyewear:
7. Get checked for free, ladies
Get a free mammogram and consultation at Zulekha Hospital from now until December 31 2016, under their ‘Pink It Now’ campaign. This is so huge – Early detection and timely treatment can reduce fatalities up to 98%.
What we love: It’s until the end of the year!
When: From now to December 31, 2016
Where: Al Zulekha Hospital, Dubai & Sharjah
To register, call 600524442 or visit pinkitnow.zulekhahospitals.com
8. Practice Archery at the Pink Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
Practice archery, indulge in a pink spa, have a lavish breakfast for two, or go kayaking or mountain biking – all for a good cause. Ananatara will donate AED 25 from each island activity to charities dedicated to Breast Cancer Support.
What we love: The diversity of activities! Call +971 02 801 5266 for details
Where: October 21 & 22 2016
Where: Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island
9. Get a ‘Be Aware Bali Chic’ Treatment at SensAsia Urban Spa
Bali Chic is a consistently popular 90-minute massage that combines long strokes, pressure point and Thai stretching techniques to de-stress the body and mind, zap tension from troubled spots and soothe the soul.
What we love: SensAsia has created Be Aware Neck Pillows at AED 299 each with pink embroidery and quotes by powerful and chic women – 100% of profits will be donated to Friends of Cancer Patients.
When: All of October 2016
Where: SensAsia Urban Spa @ Village in Jumeirah, Emirates Golf Club, Palm Jumeirah and Souk Al Manzil in Downtown Dubai
How much: AED499 per person [10% of profits go to charity]
Get more info here.
10. Volunteer for Pink Caravan
If this cause is close to your heart and showing your support for a few events just isn’t enough, and you want to do more, check out the Pink Caravan’s many volunteering opportunities: http://pinkcaravan.ae/register/individual-form-1.php
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