We visited the Pink Caravan, responsible for helping breast cancer patients residing in the UAE, to deliver the donation we raised through our Bake Sale on October 31st, 2013.
In the pictures, (left-to-right): Hessa Jaber, Rodha Obaid (Grade 11), Dr, Sawsan (FOCP Secretary General), Rasha ElFaramawy (DWCHS Marketing Coordinator) and Afra AlReyami (Grade 11). For a look back at the bake sale, click here.
Yesterday, DWCHS students staged an event to raise money for Pink Caravan, an organization in Sharjah that promotes breast cancer awareness and provides screenings for women in the UAE. The day started with a lecture and a Q&A session with Gynecologist Dr. Naglaa Rizk. The girls then had a bake sale to raise money for the organization. We want to thank everyone who came by and made a purchase to help support this effort to advance women’s health in the UAE.
The DWC High School students have collected donations to help and support breast cancer patients living in the UAE. Some girls visited the Pink Caravan in Sharjah (opposite the Sharjah Women Club) to hand over the donation.
The Pink Caravan campaign is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and encourage women to perform self-examination and go for regular medical check-ups.
Dr. Sawsan said, “Any donation, no matter how small, will definitely make a difference in someone’s life.”
The Girls at DWC High School wrapped up the month with the 2 Km Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in Zabeel Park on Friday 2nd of Nov. 2012 at 8:30 am. Did you know that men get breast cancer too? For every 100 women diagnosed, one man will also be diagnosed with breast cancer. What a way to end Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Go Pink !
-Amna Bin Shafi
a photo essay by DWC High School student Amna Bin Shafi
Recently at Dubai Women’s College, a walk and a bake sale were planned to support breast cancer awareness. The girls and I were allowed to wear pink and it was a great honor to support breast cancer awareness. In fact everyone was thrilled and there was a lecture provided too!