Top 10 Ways to Go Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - here's how you can spread the word and help the cause
Tuesday , 04 October 2011
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
La Mer The Lip Balm
La Mer The Lip Balm
BurJuman’s Safe and Sound walk
BurJuman’s Safe and Sound walk
Take the K-Lynn Pledge
Take the K-Lynn Pledge
Carolee LUX bracelet
Carolee LUX bracelet
Women of Heart Art
Women of Heart Art
Put for Pink Ribbon
Put for Pink Ribbon
Throw a party at home and make cupcakes
Throw a party at home and make cupcakes
Book pamper time at the Talise Spa
Book pamper time at the Talise Spa
Sparkle with these goodies
Sparkle with these goodies

1. Check Out the Pink City

Estee Lauder has teamed up with famous landmarks across Dubai to support Breast Cancer Awareness month. During October the Grand Hyatt Dubai, the Burj Al Arab, the Fairmont Dubai, the InterContinental and the Crowne Plaza will all be lit pink so take a photo and share it to your social media network to show your support.

INFO: Grand Hyatt, Dubai, 1 to 3 October and 29 to 31 October, 2011. Burj Al Arab, 8pm to 9pm, 3, 10, 17 and 24 October, Fairmont, Dubai, 1 October to 31 October, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, 1 to 7 October and 25 to 31 October, Crowne Plaza, Dubai Festival City, 1 to 7 October and 25 to 31 October.

2. Buy Pink Ribbon Products

La Mer are launching their Pink Ribbon products this month. We’re loving The Lip Balm. The nourishing balm is packed full of La Mer’s signature ingredients as well as a lip liquid complex, marine anti-freeze protein and a mint and mineral complex, helping to keep lips lush for longer, and $10 (Dhs36) from each Pink Ribbon product sold during October will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

INFO: The Lip Balm costs Dhs270. Available at Harvey Nichols, Salam and Paris Gallery across Dubai.

3. Walk For The Cause

The Pink Walkathon is one of the biggest highlights during Breast Cancer Awareness month in Dubai. Thanks to BurJuman’s Safe and Sound campaign thousands of people will hit the streets of the city to participate in the 3.6km walk.

INFO: Registration costs Dhs50 for adults and Dhs30 for children. To register head to the BurJuman information centre and sign up or put your name down on the day from 7am. The walk starts at 8am, 28 October, 2011. For more information visit safeandsound.ae or call 04 3520222.

4. Take the K-Lynn Pledge

When was the last time you had a breast check? Lingerie brand K-Lynn has teamed up with Dubai London Specialty Hospital in a bid to get women to go for regular check-ups. You know what they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

The K-Lynn Pledge is designed to raise awareness of breast cancer and to encourage women to get regular screen tests done. All you have to do is get down to K-Lynn at Mall of the Emirates and sign the pledge. In return you’ll get a free breast cancer consultation at the Dubai London Specialty Hospital.

Women who take the K-Lynn Pledge and are in need of further treatment will receive mammograms and sonograms for free.

5. Make a Statement

Desert Rose have announced that this year, to support Breast Cancer Awareness, they are selling the Carolee LUX bracelet with all proceeds going to the Friends of Cancer Patients cause. The bracelet is a three-tier string of pearls with a cute pink ribbon tied around the tiers and it comes with a matching pouch. How cute!

The idea behind the bracelet this year was to “celebrate courageous women everywhere,” says a Desert Rose rep. “Wear it together or separately, dressed up or down, show your support and make a statement.”

INFO: The bracelet is Dhs150 and the matching pouch is Dhs50. Both are sold exclusively at Desert Rose, Wafi.

6. Women of Heart Art Show

There’s an art exhibition on in Dubai and it’s dedicated to Cancer Fighters and Survivors. Women of Heart is a collection of 50 artists from the emirate who have come together to support Breast Cancer Awareness month through their artwork.

The art show is designed to give the audience a chance to interact with the works by voting for their favourite artist. “Every visitor will cast their votes on this interactive voting system set on the BlackBerry PlayBook,” explains a Women of Heart rep. The three artists who receive the top votes win prizes from RIM.

But there are prizes for you too. Visitors to the gallery will receive Palmers products, Karisma Ladies Centre will be painting pink nails for free and Brest Friends will be dishing advice on breast cancer.

INFO: Entry is free. 10am to 10pm, 6 to 15 October, 2011. Next to Toys R’ Us at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City. For more information visit www.woman2woman.biz or call 050 551 5979.

7. Put For Pink Ribbon Day

Get ready to take aim on the green! The Abu Dhabi Golf Club is hosting a Pink Lady Golf Day to raise money for Cancer Research UK, an organisation that helps fund cancer research and treatment. So, gather the girls and head to the golf course. Just remember, think pink! All putters must wear pink on the day and the winners of the friendly competition will get to cut a Royal wedding-inspired cake. Yum!

INFO: Dhs150 for members and Dhs395 for guests. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl. For more information call 02 558 8990.

8. Throw a Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Party

Like we needed an excuse to gather the girls and throw a party! But here’s a really, really good reason to… Breast Cancer is the second highest cause of death for women in the UAE so band together and get donating. Think pink: make and sell pink cosmos, cakes, or handicrafts to one and other and donate the money you raise head to Pink Ribbon (www.pinkribbon.com).

9. Body Beautiful

The Talise Spa has designed a special 90-minute Go! Pink treatment for the month of October. The treatment is a mix of pink organic Shiffa Skincare products that feel lush and smell even better. So, book in for the treatment which includes a foot ritual, sweetness body scrub, full body massage and head massage.

INFO: Go! Pink costs Dhs695 and Dhs100 from the treatment will be donated to the cause. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah. To book an appointment email MJtalise@jumeirah.com or call 04 366 6818.

10. Sparkle for the Cause

S*uce have sprinkled the sparkle this month to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.  As one of our fave boutiques in the UAE, S*uce of course, knows what us women want. So they’ve launched limited edition sparkle packs containing sunglasses, bows and pouches. What’s more, Michelle Roberts from Jake & Gigi has blinged the sunnies with Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle. All proceeds from the products go to Friends of Cancer Patients.

INFO: The Sp*arkle pack costs Dhs100. Available at S*uce Village Mall, 04 344 7270, Dubai Mall, 04 339 9696, XVA, 04 353 8468, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, 02 681 8650.