‘Pink Hub’ Raises Breast Cancer Awareness for more than 400 Women
Event in collaboration with Pink Caravan offered fitness activities, awareness lectures, free check-ups
Sharjah, 17 October 2019:The Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has successfully concluded its three-day breast cancer awareness and wellness event ‘Pink Hub’, engaging more than 400 women from across the UAE. From October 10-12, SLC was bustling with energetic discussions with Pink Caravan’s medical experts who spoke about symptoms, lifestyle risks, and the importance of early detection.
Hosted under the theme, ‘Hopeful Hearts, Complete Wellness’, and in collaboration with the UAE-based Friend Of Cancer Patients (FOCP)’s breast cancer awareness initiative – Pink Caravan – the event was held to boost global efforts being put in to protect women’s health during the International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event organised a range of fitness activities including paddle boarding competitions, boot camp and body balance classes, metcon workouts, and outdoor bike race workouts led by SLC’s trainer at Fitness 180° centre. Through these activities, SLC emphasised to all participating women to maintain regular workouts along with a healthy lifestyle practice.
The Al Qasimi hospital conducted an awareness workshop, and informative nutrition talk was offered by Dr. Nada Al Mulla who is a family medicine specialist at the Dubai Health Authority (DHA); SLC’s Orchid Beauty Boutique organised a haircare talk; their Dalouk Spa gave away essential beauty and wellness tips at a teen facial and acne workshop.
The Pink Caravan Medical Mobile Clinic was on site on the event’s first day, and delivered free breast screenings, consultations and physical examinations to women.
Fun and exciting activities for children continued on the side with an outdoor cinema, a bubble show, , a magic show, live music every day, children’s pink Zumba and live cooking stations served up a variety of healthy dishes to encourage them on a healthy lifestyle and a raffle draw for valuable prizes.
Khawla Al Serkal, Director General, Sharjah Ladies Club, said: “The motto of this event was to foster awareness in women to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and equips them with the knowledge and tools they need to protect their health and long-term wellbeing. SLC is proud to have achieved this goal by engaging more than 400 women across nationalities and age groups.
“As one of UAE’s leading spaces, which has been catering to women’s fitness, health, wellness and beauty in a safe and exclusive environment for 37 years, we were keen on offering our platform to educate our female community about one of the most pressing health challenges our nation faces today. I thank the Pink Caravan and our longstanding partners, FOCP, for collaborating with us and offering their expert guidance and free breast check-ups to Pink Hub’s attendees.”
Established in 1982, SLC is a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs and is dedicated to facilitating leisure, cultural and educational activities for women and children. The club organizes an array of events that relate to society, art, health and charity with its activities including bazaars, exhibitions, sporting events and seminars.
Sharjah Ladies Club is an ideal ladies-only destination for premium entertainment facilities and services in the UAE. It boasts a wide range of world-class facilities and offers numerous high-end services and amenities, making it one of the best-of-its-kind facilities in the Middle East.