Pink Caravan conducts 4,700 free cancer screenings

ABU DHABI // The annual Pink Caravan horse ride has managed to conduct almost 4,700 free breast cancer screenings during its nine-day journey around the country. The 2016 ride, on which more than 100 male and female riders took part, began on March 7 and passed through all seven emirates. Under the slogan Soldiers of […]

ABU DHABI // The annual Pink Caravan horse ride has managed to conduct almost 4,700 free breast cancer screenings during its nine-day journey around the country.

The 2016 ride, on which more than 100 male and female riders took part, began on March 7 and passed through all seven emirates.

Under the slogan Soldiers of Pink Hope, the ride aimed to enhance awareness about breast cancer and the importance of its early detection.

The organising committee said 4,089 women and 602 men were screened for breast cancer, with 1,557 of these being referred for mammogram examinations and 283 cases for ultrasound scans.

Dr Sawsan Al Madhi, head of the Pink Caravan Medical and Awareness Committee, said: “The sixth Pink Caravan managed to achieve good results in both awareness and providing free examinations to detect breast cancer in the past nine days.

“We were pleased with the overwhelming public turnout the ride received on its first day in the capital Abu Dhabi.”

The Pink Caravan Ride is held under the patronage of Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, and with the support of his wife, Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, founder and royal patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients organisation.

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