BREAST CANCER SCREENINGS

Complimentary consultation

Women receive a 50 per cent discount on mammogram and ultrasound and will get complimentary consultation at Medcare Hospitals. A voucher is handed out to the patients after their consultation. 

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Details: Medcare Hospitals throughout October, contact 800MEDCARE

Free screening

Free mammogram screening is conducted for  women above 40 years or with a family history of breast cancer at NMC during the entire month.

Where: NMC, call 800 662

Free mammography

Women above 40 years of age can avail a free mammogram at Thumbay Hospital Ajman. Two-hundred vouchers will be distributed at the hospital’s breast cancer awareness events, for free mammography tests. 

Details: Thumbay Hospital – Ajman, during October and November, contact 06 746 3333

Discounted screenings

Get 50 per cent discounts on screening mammograms at Mediclinic in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Also, their branch in Dubai offers complimentary breast reconstruction consultations during October for any woman who is considering breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

Details: Mediclinic Hospitals throughout October, visit mediclinic.ae

Mobile clinics

Pink Caravan Medical Mobile Clinics are on rounds this month across the UAE. The Mobile Clinics are fully equipped mobile mammography units prepared with state-of-the-art diagnostics equipment and the latest technologies to offer breast cancer screenings.

Details: At locations in Dubai and Sharjah. For more information contact info@pinkcaravan.ae or call on 06 506 5542.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ACTIVITIES

Pink origami workshops

SocietyDXB Café & Lounge and Real Mums of Dubai partner to host an exclusive workshop, where participants create pink origami pieces that will be on display in the café  during the month. The café will be giving away a percentage of their proceeds made through the sales of their Pink High Teas and Rose Croissants for October to Al Jalila Foundation towards Breast Cancer research.

Details: SocietyDXB Café & Lounge in Jumeirah 1, daily: 8am-6pm, contact 04 222 2811

Workout on the shores

Join the pink edition workout at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. This hotel collaborates with Barry’s Bootcamp to host a fitness class at Azure Beach. Participants are invited to dress in pink.

Details: October 25, Dh200, of which Dh150 will be donated to charity, 052 777 9472

Flower workshop

On all Tuesdays of this month, Plaisir Cadeaux et Fleurs flower shop hosts a complimentary flower workshop that acts as therapy for a fun-filled day. Anyone affected by breast cancer – whether you’ve battled the illness yourself or are close to someone – can participate. Book 48 hours in advance.

Details: Plaisir Cadeaux et Fleurs, every Tuesday in October, from 11am – 4pm, email workshops@plaisir.com

Charitable yoga class

Grand Millennium Al Wahda partners with Al Jalila Foundation to support the treatment of breast cancer patients. This hotel in Abu Dhabi is hosting a yoga class during the second week of October to raise funds for this noble cause.

Details: Al Wahda Health Club, Grand Millennium Al Wahda, October 12 from 10 to 11am, cost Dh50 net per person – light refreshments are served after the class. Contact: 02 495 3831.

The Pink Ride

Be a part of the Pink Ride event on October 7, hosted at 9.30am at Bareen grounds. The Abu Dhabi Cycling Club will provide attendees with warm-up exercises and safe riding skills. Bareen doctors will give essential info about breast cancer prevention and care.

Where: Bareen International Hospital events throughout October, contact 02 554 5555.