With Breast Cancer Awareness Month in full swing across the UAE, it’s time you get behind this important cause too. So, we’ve found the perfect ways for you to get involved–from discounted mammograms to a virtual pink run–here’s how you can show your support.
Get yourself checked this month
One of UAE’s largest private healthcare operators, Mediclinic is offering 50% discounts on screening mammograms at a number of clinics in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. What’s more, you can also get a complimentary consultation with a relevant specialist this month.
Take part in a unique fitness initiative
IGNITE Pink is Punk FIIT Series is back and you can join a range of fitness classes by signing up on the official website. Since this is a fundraising campaign, IGNITE will donate 100% of their net proceeds to the Al Jalila Foundation to benefit 'Brest Friends’. Sessions are available for all levels–beginner, intermediate and advanced.
UAE-based online fashion boutique, Hi Maintenance, will be offering a 10% discount on all its pink items through the month. This would be also be the right time to get your hands on all the pretty jewellery you can find on the website, as 15% of all sales will be donated to the Al Jalila Foundation for its breast cancer research and treatment support for patients in need in the UAE.
Register for the UAE Virtual Pink Run
The UAE Pink Run has raised more than AED 350,000 for breast cancer initiatives over the past eight years. This year, they’re encouraging Dubai to sign up and run, jog or walk up to 31km this whole month. What’s more, you’ll also receive a cool medal once you reach the target. Proceeds from every entry will be donated to Brest Friends.
Sign up: https://www.inphota.com/en/event/virtual-pink-run/
Give into your sugar cravings
London Dairy Café has launched a special chocolate bar only for the month of October. Made only for PinkTober, this delicious chocolate bar is available for AED 12 with all proceeds donated towards breast cancer research. You can find it at various locations across Dubai.
Order cute little cupcakes online
Sugargam, known for making the cutest cupcakes ever, has created a Breast Cancer Awareness box featuring five bite-sized cupcakes for AED 30. AED 5 from every sale will be donated to the Al Jalila Foundation.
Place your order either on ChatFood or Deliveroo all through October.
Donate your hair
If you’ve always wanted to donate your hair for a good cause, then this is your chance. Tips & Toes has teamed up with Dabur Amla and Friends Of Cancer Patients to organise a hair donation drive. Hair collected through the drive will be used to create high-quality wigs for breast cancer patients. Donations can be made at 23 Tips & Toes branches across the UAE.
Enjoy a special pink edition of London Social
One of Dubai’s most popular brunches is going pink this month. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai will be hosting a special pink edition of its London Social Brunch on Friday, 23 October. As part of the JBR hotel’s month-long #PINKtober campaign, AED 50 from every brunch purchased will be donated to Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation. Packages start from AED 395.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, JBR | Contact info: 04-318 6150