His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday has witnessed part of the annual ‘Pink Caravan Ride’, an initiative launched by Friends of Cancer Patients. The caravan started from Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed’s generous gesture is in support for the pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative. The ride was attended by Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum while the daughters of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Sheikha Salama and Sheikha Shamma, led the caravan.
Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Friends of Cancer Patients and Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan Ride, Ameera BinKaram expressed her gratitude and appreciation for Sheikh Mohammed’s care and unlimited support represented in his kind visit.
She also lauded the leadership’s support and the directives of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Founder and Royal Patron of the Friends of Cancer Patients Society, International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC.
Ameera BinKaram asserted that the participation of Sheikha Salama and Sheikha Shamma attracted attention to the caravan and helped delivering the campaign’s objectives to the community.
On its eighth day, the caravan covered 18km, starting from Burj Khalifa and ending at Burj Al Arab. The caravan attracted massive public attention.
Pink Caravan’s mobile clinic, equipped with qualified medical staff, provides free medical scan for breast cancer. According to medical committee, over 475 patients were scanned on Sunday, totalling 3,971 patients over seven days.
The Pink Caravan is expected to arrive to Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning and will proceed from Corniche Park to Zayed Military Hospital covering about 30.5km and concluding by a final ride from Sheikh Zayed Mosque to the Galleria covering 17.3km on its final day.
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