October, as we all know, is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness in Dubai. Pink October is an annual global campaign that aims to make people aware of this dreadful disease and Dubai joins hands with the rest of the world in creating awareness about Breast Cancer. Although most women are aware of Breast Cancer, they are still very reluctant to take the necessary steps required to detect the disease at an early stage.
Breast cancer typically may not show any symptoms in the early stage. If it goes undetected during the early stages, the cancer cells can invade the surrounding tissues and other organs. Most Breast Cancers are highly invasive, which means the cancer cells can leak out of the breast tissue and spread through blood and lymph to other areas of the body. The farther the spread, the greater is the difficulty in curing the tumor. Therefore, it is very important for women to follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting breast cancer at an early stage.
The breast cancer awareness month provides an opportunity to focus completely on Breast Cancer support and early detection. Hence most awareness campaigns are aimed largely at educating and empowering women with the information and technique they need to detect breast cancer much before the symptoms develop.
Dubai is very actively involved with breast cancer awareness. Every October, Dubai turns pink, with large number of events and activities planned during this entire month by various organizations. From fundraising events to screening campaigns, there is a lot that happens in Dubai during October. Whether you want to volunteer to show your support, donate money or just want to make use of the vast information and resources available, there is plenty to get you involved.
If you’re organising or participating in any breast cancer awareness events/campaigns this year, please send us the details and we’re happy to add them in here.
Burjuman Safe & Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Safe & Sound campaign is one of the largest, most comprehensive breast cancer awareness campaigns in the Middle East. Launched in 1997 by BurJuman, this year-round program focuses on the key message of survival through early detection and treatment. Pink Walkathon, for many years, has been a very successful annual community event of the Safe & Sound Campaign.
This year, Safe & Sound will be holding an event on October 30th 2015 to mark the importance of the Safe & Sound campaign, the details of which will be revealed soon by Safe & Sound. A key element of this year’s campaign is the introduction of the new Safe & Sound app. The app will replace the traditional Safe & Sound Walkathon and will be available to participants both in and outside the UAE, starting from October.
For more information about Safe & Sound, please visit www.safeandsound.ae