Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Calls for the Launch of a Solidarity Campaign for Gender Equality during the Opening Ceremony of the UN Women–UAE Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi - Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, received on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the sixth edition of the “Pink Caravan”, which is embarking on a 10-day journey across the UAE.
This event constituted part of the third edition of the Diplomatic Literary Salon, which received the “Pink Caravan Ride”, a pan-UAE cancer awareness initiative of the Friends of Cancer Patients, on its sixth edition’s ninth day to promote awareness of breast cancer, as well as enhance the importance of early detection, mammography examinations and clinical screening, performed by the Pink Caravan’s specialized medical staff for free and in cooperation with the Princess Grace Hospital in London, United Kingdom.
Through this initiative, the Pink Caravan invites men and women from all over the UAE to take advantage of the free, integrated medical services offered by its affiliated clinics, and to contribute to the fight against breast cancer, by encouraging family and friends to conduct required examinations. In this respect, medical studies indicate that 98 percent of cases, in which breast cancer was detected during its early stages, are completely treated and cured
This year’s Pink Caravan ride was launched on March 7, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Federal Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and follow-up of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society, and implemented under the slogan “Soldiers of Pink Hope”.
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