Pink Week in Dubai
Breast cancer awareness has become a central theme of Helping Hands, an organisation founded by UAE school children, with a ‘Pink Week’ planned from 23 to 28 October.
Helping Hand’s Pink Week will comprise various events. Most remarkably, during lunch break on Thursday 27 October, several students and teachers from Emirates International School Jumeirah will shave off their hair to promote awareness of breast cancer and the effects of chemotherapy. The striking scene will illustrate the message that these children are going bald to so that their mothers never have to.
What more powerful a reminder can women have to carry out regular breast cancer checks?
We’re sending a high-five to Helping Hands, founded by the kids of EIS Jumeirah. The non-profit, student-run organisation works on many different projects alongside other organisations, raising awareness as well as funds for special causes.
Recently, Helping Hands helped out backstage at the Emirates Arthritis Foundation’s fashion show at the Park Regis Hotel Kriskin and volunteered at Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall, promoting free bone density scans and informing people about arthritis. Future projects involve working with Best in Dubai Personality of the Year Saher Shaikh of Adopt-A-Camp, the UAE-based organisation that makes care packages for the often under-appreciated labourers of Dubai.
The inaugural gathering of Helping Hands takes place on Saturday, 29 October 2011 from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, at Gloria Hotel, in Media City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
To vote for Saher Shaikh of Adopt-A-Camp in the Best in Dubai Personality of the Year category, click here.