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Posted On: 9 August 2009 09:32 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Breast cancer awareness walk in Oct

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Think Pink Qatar, an organisation dedicated to creating awareness about breast cancer, with support from, announced yesterday that its annual walk would be held on October 31 this year, under the theme “The Walk of Life”. Adressing the members and student volunteers, Think Pink Qatar founder Karen al-Kharouf said that this year’s event would be organised in collaboration with “Ladies of Harley”, who will be organising the Harley Davidson women’s “Ride for Life”, as well as seeking funding through the global Pink Hijab Day, which will be organised by Qatar Foundation’s Human Rights Organisation for the second year. Al-Kharouf said that Think Pink Qatar was seeking new amendments, such as a face acting like a spokesperson for the organisation, who is a breast cancer survivor or a survivor’s daughter. She noted that the organisation working under the umbrella of Qatar National Cancer Society, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer, in order to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer. The walk will be held on October 31, from 7-10pm, on the Corniche. The longer route is to start from the Islamic Art Museum, ending at the Sheraton Hotel, while the short walk is to start at the Orry and ending at the Sheraton. The meeting was held as a brainstorming session to share more ideas and plan for the upcoming walk. It included registration of members and volunteers at the event’s various stands and booths, such as the medical and first aid, merchandise, events planning, music and entertainment, information resource, assistant volunteer and corporate sponsorship booths. Speaking of last year’s Pink Hijab event, Mohamed Fareed, founder of the Human Rights Organisation at Qatar Foundation, said that the event, organised in Qatar Foundation’s universities, was able to raise QR18,500 in just four hours, with the help of 60 volunteers. He maintained that this year, Pink Hijab Day will deploy one doctor at each booth, instead of just one touring them. “People will also have the opportunity to have a quick check-up,” he added.