Pink Caravan rallies in Ras Al Khaimah today
The ninth edition of annual Pink Caravan Ride to raise breast cancer awareness began from Sharjah on February 23rd and is stationed in Ras Al Khaimah today as part of their UAE tour 2019.
The opening ceremony was held at the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club. On the inaugural day, the pink brigade covered areas of Sharjah, riding through Coral Beach Resort and Souq Al Jubail to finally end the day’s ride at Al Majaz Waterfront, covering 39km.
Representing the pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative, more than 150 volunteering equestrians will take Pink Caravan’s travelling convoy through the seven emirates from February 23 to March 1, highlighting the importance of early detection through regular self-examination and medical screenings. The campaign targets 9,000 beneficiaries this year.
The Mobile Clinic at Ras Al Khaimah
The most recent accomplishment of the Pink Caravan, a mobile mammography unit, was completed for Dh15 million and is a first in the region. The Pink Caravan ride through the UAE in 2019 will now be able to give free specialised imaging services for breast and cervical cancer.
More than 30 mobile medical clinics across the country and seven fixed clinics (one in each emirate) will be offering free check-ups and screenings to women and men throughout the duration of the campaign.
(February 28) – Ras Al Khaimah – Check up and Screening Agenda
Start at 9.30am
Route: HCT – Ras Al Khaimah Women’s College – Saqr Hospital – Manar Mall – RAK Corniche
End time: 3pm
Women-only clinics – Shaam Hospital, RAK Hospital and Abdullah Bin Omran Hospital
Both women and men will be received at the clinics in Saqr Hospital and Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone
Fixed clinic – RAK Mall
The Pink Caravan Ride has delivered 1,750 free check-ups and breast screenings leading to and during the inaugural day of their ninth annual edition, which seeks to heighten community awareness about the importance of early detection and the role regular screenings plays in ensuring the same.