Normally when I think Pink, I think of my dear friend Susan Macaulay, founder of www.amazingwomenrock.com. While I’m known as a fanatic of splashes of red, Susan always has a dash of pink on her and she looks absolutely fabulous in it. She has done more for women empowerment and growth than anyone I know. I do digress however….the reason I’m thinking pink is because the calendar has now turned to October and Dubai is starting to see a good amount of Pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
My spa has all their staff wearing pink ribbon bows and many organizations have become supporters in one way or another to help create awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. We may have come across people who have been affected or have heard stories about how it affects people.
With all the research and communications encouraging early screening, we will hopefully start to see a decrease in the amount of women this affects. Check out events that are going to be organised By venues like Burjuman, five star hotels in Dubai such as The Raffles, the pink book sales and walkathons this year.
My favourite event is the pink polo since I love attending my polo events…at least now it will be for a cause and this is on the 29th of October at the Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club. Enjoy pony rides, falcon shows, photo sessions with polo players, or just relax in the reserved picnic areas. Visit the “The Pink Majilis” and meet medical experts, learn self-examination techniques and undergo free screenings at the mobile mammography unit. Don’t forget to dress in pink and win prizes for the best pink outfit!
It also a great time to head to the retail outlet of Lingerie brand, K-Lynn at MOE. Every woman who takes the pledge at the store will receive a voucher for a breast care consultation at Dubai London Specialty Hospital, along with free mammograms and sonograms where required. Plus the Raffles Spa is another place to head to – get some great treatments while supporting a cause at the same time.
There are a lot more initiatives around Dubai this month – I’ve merely listed my choices based on my personal interests in the game of polo, spa sessions and lingerie. It’s amazing what can be done when people get behind a cause they feel passionate about. This is definitely one of them.