Ahlan!'s Bounce for Breast Cancer Awareness Raises Over Dhs20,000 for Charity
Ahlan! called out to the people of Dubai and beyond to join us in the battle against breast cancer, by raising awareness and much-needed funds at yesterday's charity event. Considering more than Dhs20,000 in donations were raised, we are excited to announce that the first Ahlan! Bounce was a pink-tastic success.
Hosted for the international month of breast cancer awareness, the event gathered more than 100 participants for a 1-hour bounceathon at the trampoline park in Al Qouz, with attendees all dressed up pretty in pink in amazing looks ranging from a pink elephant costume to a six-foot pink ribbon.
Stuart Mansbridge who took home the prize for the best dressed bouncer on the night, bagged a six-day Maldives holiday for two, courtesy of the Constance Halaveli Maldives and flydubai. Well-deserved we have to say, as his massive pink breast cancer ribbon outfit indeed grabbed the attention of the judging panel, consisting of Ahlan! Group Editor Sarah Hedley Hymers, Doran Davies, Co-Founder of Bounce Dubai and Manjari Khatwani, PR Director at TCApr, representing the Constance Halaveli Maldives resort.
The second prize, a glamorous pink beauty box, filled with all kinds of amazing goodies, all in the name of wellbeing and health, went to the runner up Debbie Plumbpton, for her amazing pink elephant outfit.
Participants raised money before the event, as they encouraged friends and family members to sponsor them for their involvement. Katrin Mueller amassed the highest amount and won a weekend getaway for two in a Deluxe Suite at the Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi.
All money raised on the night will be donated to the UAE's Friends of Cancer Patients Charity in an attempt to support breast cancer patients across the Emirates. Team Ahlan! is glad to have helped raise the awareness on the disease, while spreading the key message of early detection as a main contributor to survival.
Special thanks go out to all the supportive sponsors on the night including the Constance Halaveli Maldives, TCApr, our airline partner flydubai, the Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, all for providing the night's winners with fabulous prizes for their efforts, comedienne Mina Liccione for hosting the event and doing an amazing job at keeping the crowds entertained, as well as The Lime Tree Café and VOSS Arabia for offering yummy treats and water on ground, and of course Bounce, for hosting this amazing event.
Thanks to all the participants who supported Ahlan! Bounce with their outfits, donations and jumping efforts. Donations are still pouring in and will be accepted until Sunday, 26 October. Please get in touch at ahlanbounce@itp..com if you would like to contribute.