|15 January, 2020

Pink Caravan seeking UAE equines to join its tenth ride to promote breast cancer awareness

Welcomes socially-minded horse riders aged 16+ to volunteer in annual campaign as it marks a milestone year 

Pink Caravan seeking UAE equines to join its tenth ride to promote breast cancer awareness

Sharjah: The Higher Steering Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride (PCR) – the annual breast cancer awareness initiative that travels around the UAE offering health screening for women and men, is calling on the nation’s horse riders with a spirit of community activism to join its 10th annual campaign, which is running on the end of February.

The pan-UAE campaign organised by Sharjah-based civil society organisation, Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP), has been raising awareness on the importance of early detection of breast cancer, and offering free medical consultation and screening to UAE residents since 2011.

Riders who wish to volunteer should be over 16 years of age and possess sufficient equestrian skills and experience. With the tour around the emirates covering approximately 15 km every day over 10 days, riders will be required to clear technical and proficiency tests to ensure their fitness to participate. 

Male and female riders interested in participating in the tenth edition of the Pink Caravan Ride need to register online at https://www.pinkcaravan.ae/register/ by February 15, to allow the time required for preliminary fitness and skill assessments. A registration fee of AED 500 will be charged, which covers all assessments, as well as the Pink Caravan tabards and other branded livery, which will be used by selected equines during the campaign.

HE Reem BinKaram, Chairperson of the Pink Caravan Ride Higher Steering Committee, said: “Since its inception 10 years ago, the Pink Caravan Ride has seen thriving participation of talented riders with a strong spirit of volunteerism and civic duty. These volunteers will continue to play a pivotal in driving the campaign’s efforts and activities designed to raise breast cancer awareness in the UAE. This unique and thoroughly emotional experience is an opportunity for the volunteering riders to continue the UAE’s proud tradition of philanthropy and also ensure the Pink Caravan Ride’s success.”

“Last year, 670 female and male horse riders of various nationalities joined the campaign, travelling
1,800 km alongside our mobile clinics, which offered free medical check-ups to over 64,000 women and men across the seven emirates. Seventy-five positive cases were detected. These numbers represent the Pink Caravan Ride’s commitment to widen its outreach to promote breast cancer awareness, give cancer patients hope and strength to fight the disease with confidence, and ultimately remind the UAE community that their health is their greatest wealth,” she added.

The Pink Caravan Ride is organised by the UAE-based civil society organisation, Friends Of Cancer Patients (FOCP), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah; and his wife Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Founder and Royal Patron of the ‘Friends of Cancer Patients’ (FOCP), International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC.


For any inquiry or for more information please do not hesitate to contact us on the below :
Dima Alastal
National Network Communications (NNC)
Mobile: +971 56627174

© Press Release 2020

Disclaimer: The contents of this press release was provided from an external third party provider. This website is not responsible for, and does not control, such external content. This content is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither this website nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this press release.

The press release is provided for informational purposes only. The content does not provide tax, legal or investment advice or opinion regarding the suitability, value or profitability of any particular security, portfolio or investment strategy. Neither this website nor our affiliates shall be liable for any errors or inaccuracies in the content, or for any actions taken by you in reliance thereon. You expressly agree that your use of the information within this article is at your sole risk.

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this website, its parent company, its subsidiaries, its affiliates and the respective shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, advertisers, content providers and licensors will not be liable (jointly or severally) to you for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary damages, including without limitation, lost profits, lost savings and lost revenues, whether in negligence, tort, contract or any other theory of liability, even if the parties have been advised of the possibility or could have foreseen any such damages.

More From Press Releases