Hundreds of residents took part in a Breast Cancer Walk taken out yesterday evening on the Corniche by Think Pink Qatar, which functions under the umbrella of the Qatar National Cancer Society.
Think Pink Qatar founder Karen al-Kharouf described it as the country’s first such organised event.
Except that Wear Something Yellow was the first.
Over 500 people took part in the 'Walk of Life,' aimed at raising awareness on breast cancer, at the Corniche yesterday. The walk, organised by Think Pink Qatar (TPQ), in association with Qatar National Cancer Society (QNCS), was inaugurated by John Hawkins, British Ambassador to Qatar, and Dr Abdul Azim Hussein, QNCS Vice Chairman. "Our aim is to raise breast cancer awareness and enabling women to face the disease," said Karen Al Kharouf, TPQ founder. "We need to set up a breast cancer research centre for women for which we have to reach out to the community. The walk has helped in getting women from different communities to gather under a single umbrella and with the same aim. So we are one in the fight against breast cancer," she told The Peninsula. "We are hosting three live bands, featuring Qatar's winner of the bands, 'Links' an Indian singer and a famous Arabic band," she added. Two information tents were set up for men and women, to help have an open conversation with doctors.
Despite iloveqatar.net's sponsorship and banners around the event, the newspapers found it un-necessary to mention us *sighs*.
Do they realize that they actually deter companies from sponsoring events if they're not mentioned?
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