The Maple Bear Burj team thanks all families at our nursery for their generosity during the #CHECKYOURSELF breast cancer awareness event in October. Together, we contributed AED 3204 to Pink Caravan, an initiative of the Friends of Cancer Patients UAE, dedicated to combating breast cancer in the UAE.
Breast cancer is the leading killer amongst cancer related deaths of women in the UAE. With basic screening and early detection, countless lives can be saved, but raising awareness of the signs to look out for remains a crucial endeavour in Dubai.
Parents shopped for pretty pink things from Pink Caravan along with yummy baked goods charity bazaar, encouraged by our preschoolers.
Dr. Virginia Midrigan, OB-GYN, and Dr. Lali Pataridze, Pediatrics at Medeor Downtown Medical Centre hosted self-examination workshops, and offered their time and expertise to our guests who learnt how to detect symptoms, what signs and risk factors to look out for, including answering questions relating to breast and maternal health including lactation, baby reflux, and breast changes during and after pregnancy.
Knowledge is power, and learning about the risks, signs and symptoms is the first step to conquering fear.The event empowered families at our nursery to spread the word and encourage other women in their own circles to check themselves routinely.
We thank again our partners, Medeor Downtown Medical Centre as the exclusive healthcare services provider for this event , as well as Pink Caravan, Friends of Cancer Patients UAE, and Emirates Red Crescent for their support and participation in making this event possible.