The annual Pink Caravan Ride, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity, FoCP, is continuing its tour in Abu Dhabi.
The ride will wrap up its tour today in Abu Dhabi, starting its journey from Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the morning, riding through Abu Dhabi streets, and finishing at Galleria.
The nation-wide horseback trek, which arrived in Abu Dhabi on Monday, has toured all the emirates and offered free breast cancer screenings to thousands of Emiratis and expatriates, both men and women, contributing to dispelling misconceptions related to the disease.
The ten well-trained riders, dressed in pink, started their tour of Abu Dhabi from the Corniche Park and stopped at Zayed Military Hospital later in the day.
The riders stopped several times on their way to interact with the audience to highlight the importance of the Pink Caravan initiative and its humanitarian mission in the fight against breast cancer and reducing its prevalence.
According to the Medical Committee, on the 8th day the Pink Caravan's medical staff offered breast cancer screenings to 411 women and 131 men in Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, Al Manama Healthcare Clinic, and Muzaire Healthcare Centre in Ajman, bringing the total number of people examined to 4,513, including 1,123 men and 3,376 women, close to achieving its goal of offering examinations to 5,000 people by the end of the tour.
Since its inception in 2011, the Pink Caravan has sought to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and highlight the impact of the disease throughout the UAE. The Pink Caravan's efforts have contributed to dispelling misconceptions related to breast cancer, and provided financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients and their families.