Pink Caravan Ride 2015 Concludes
(Sharjah) – The Pink Caravan Ride wrapped up its 10 day awareness campaign after screening more than 5000 people across all seven Emirates in the UAE. The initiative, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness drive by the Friends of Cancer Patients charity (FoCP), has now screened approximately 35000 men and woman of all nationalities since its inception five years ago.
The nationwide horseback trek covered 243km offering free breast cancer examinations to 5,000 male and female Emirati citizens and expatriates, bringing the total number of people examined to over 35,000 men and women of various nationalities and ages, over five years.
On the final day of the tour, the riders started from Sheikh Zayed Mosque, riding through Zayed Sports City, Yas Waterworld and finished at Galleria after traveling 17.3km. The riders stopped to distribute educational brochures and pamphlets and direct community members to the mobile clinics to get free examinations conducted by medical and nursing staff.
In its 5th year, the Pink Caravan has been honoured with the participation and continuous support of the UAE’s wise leadership who showed their support by participating in its activities and events.