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Here's how you can help

This month, Dubai will showcase a host of activities to raise awareness regarding breast cancer. While the Pink Half Marathon will set the pace on October 8, here's what else you can do to help. And it's not all hard work. From art exhibitions to spa treatments to special edition beauty products — take your pick.

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  • Published: 00:00 October 1, 2011
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Safe and Sound

BurJuman once again plays host to the "Pink Survivor Fashion Show" - an annual event in which breast-cancer survivors take to the ramp as models and ambassadors of the cause. Organised by Safe and Sound, the key message behind this year's programme is "Early Detection Saves Lives". Every woman participating in the fashion show stands witness to the fact that pre-emptive testing is mandatory for surviving cancer.

"If we can ultimately see more survivors due to increased awareness brought about by such events in tandem with our comprehensive outreach programme, we have achieved our goal," says Sabina Khandwani, spokesperson for Safe and Sound, head of marketing and PR BurJuman.

The "Pink Survivor Fashion Show" is scheduled to take place at 7.30pm in BurJuman on October 21.

For further details visit www.burjuman.com and www.safe&sound.ae

K-Lynn

K-Lynn Lingerie has set up "Taking the K-Lynn Pledge", a community initiative to raise awareness of breast-cancer care throughout October. Each woman who takes the "K-Lynn Pledge" will receive a voucher for a breastcare consultation at Dubai London Specialty Hospital and for free mammograms and sonograms if needed. All "pledges" in the form of photos and signatures will create the window display of K-Lynn at Mall of the Emirates and online as an album for sharing. For more information log on to www.facebook.com/klynn.co

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

On October 23, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is hosting Pink Lady Golf Day to raise funds for the Cancer Research UK charity (www.jointhefight.org.uk). The fundraising effort has a Royal Wedding theme and the competition is open to women of all ages preferably dressed in pink. Starting at 12.30pm, the event will be followed by a buffet dinner at 6pm, after which prizes will be awarded to the best dressed team, best game of golf played and for the most amusing outfit worn. The format will be a team of four competition, and the entry fee for members is Dh150 and Dh395 for guests, inclusive of the 18-hole competition, cart hire, range balls, prize presentation and dinner. A raffle will also be held with proceeds going to charity. For more information, contact Phil Waine at pwaine@adgcgolfclub.com, Michelle Larter at michelle_larter@yahoo.co.uk or call Abu Dhabi Golf Club at 02-5577880.

Women of Heart - 2011

Featuring the works of 50 artists from UAE, Women of Heart - 2011 is an exhibition dedicated to cancer fighters and survivors. The exhibition takes place at Festival Centre, Dubai Festival City next to Toys r Us, until October 15.

Lighting up the way

A symbol for Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA), the Pink Ribbon was co-created in 1992 by Evelyn Lauder, senior corporate vice-president of The Estée Lauder Companies along with SELF magazine.

The Estée Lauder "Pink Product" for 2011 is the La Mer lip Balm. Retailing at Dh270, an equivalent of $10 in dirhams from each limited-edition balm sold during this month will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

In 2000, the BCA Campaign expanded its efforts and launched the Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative by partnering with recognised landmarks around the world to spread awareness.

This year the following prominent buildings across Dubai will go pink in support of the cause.

  • Grand Hyatt (above): October (1-3 and 29-31)
  • Burj Al Arab: October 3, 8-9pm; October 10, 8-9pm; October 17, 8-9pm; and October 24, 8-9pm
  • Fairmont: October 1-31
  • This year, Philips has partnered with Estée Lauder to illuminate certain landmarks in Dubai Festival City, with its innovative and environment-friendly LED technology
  • The InterContinental: October (1-7 and 25-31).
  • The Crowne Plaza: October (1-7 and 25-31).

What you can buy

ghd
UK brand ghd is launching a new Pink Orchid Limited Edition hair styler. With its hot orchid pink plates, this exclusive hair straightener will be available at approved ghd salons and Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale's, Sephora and Areej from this month. Dh50 from the sale of each straightening iron (Dh1,200) will be donated to Safe and Sound charity.

Talise Spa
On October 25, Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah will be hosting a Go! Pink event. Hop on to buggies and abras adorned with pink decorations and savour pink sweets and smoothies on arrival. Along with a Brest Friends networking event, indulge the senses with a 90-minute treatment including a foot ritual, sweetness body scrub, full-body massage and head massage for Dh695. Dh100 from your treatment will be donated. Talise Spa at Madinat Jumeirah attempts to raise Dh10,000 from the event.

For more information log on to www.jumeirah.com/gopink and to make a reservation call 04-3666818 or e-mail MJtalise@jumeirah.com

The NailSpa
At the NailSpa treat yourself to Heaven Facial, Detox Massage and Everlasting Manicure/Pedicure and they will donate 25 per cent of this month's total sale to Brest Friends support group.

"Our company primarily consists of women and our business caters to women. We also want to go beyond business and be part of the cure" says Mandy Toh, expansion and quality manager.

Visit www.thenailspa.com for details or call 04-3232268 for appointments.

Tips & Toes

Purchase a funky pink hair extension or decorative bracelet from Tips & Toes and support the cause. Profits from the sale will be directed to the Breast Cancer Awareness charity. Customers will also receive 25 per cent discount on selected treatments.

  • Pink Hair Extension: Dh30
  • Pink Bracelets with Pink ribbon charm and Evil eye bead: Dh50
  • Call 04-399 0550.

Raffles Spa

Raffles Dubai is hosting a Pink Day on October 22, where 100 per cent of the proceeds from all manicures and pedicures, ladies and gents salon offerings, and spa treatments are donated to the Safe and Sound Breast Cancer Awareness Programme. For more information call 04-3149828 or log on to www.raffles.com/dubai

The Grand Hyatt Dubai

The spa at The Grand Hyatt Dubai is supporting Estée Lauder organisations by donating 10 per cent of the price of every Creamy Cranberry Facial sold. The 60-minute facial is priced at Dh410. Call 04-3172612 or log on to dubai.grand.hyatt.com for more information.

Guess

To mark the cancer awareness month, every customer who buys a limited-edition Sparkling Pink Guess watch from Ahmad Seddiqi & Sons will be indirectly paying for a mammogram for a woman who cannot afford it. The Sparkling Pink watch is fashionable with a polished silver-tone case with a translucent top ring, 12 pink accent crystals and multifunction dial with ribbon details.

Desert Rose

This year Desert Rose is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness with 100 per cent of the sale proceeds from the Carolee LUX bracelet (Dh150) and handmade silk pouch (Dh50) going to Friends Of Cancer Patients. The Carolee set of three tri-tone pearl stretch bracelets can be worn together or separately.

Hermitage

UAE-based Hermitage, a company that specialises in crystal embedded mobile phones, has launched a line of limited-edition Pink designs, handcrafted with more than 3,000 Swarovski crystals. Crystal embedded iPhones, BlackBerry, Nokia and Samsung phones are available at Sharaf DG in Dubai Mall, Deira City Centre and Times Square from Dh4,899.

S*uce

This year, S*uce offers a blinged pair of sunglasses, a bow and a pouch for its annual breast cancer awareness campaign, so you can truly sp*rkle for a good cause. Apart from this S*uce bracelets will be available at S*uce, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, S*uce Gifts at XVA, S*uce Lite, and Circle café throughout the month.

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