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Dilmunia Breast Cancer run in partnership with Lettuce Run brings 100+ women to support breast cancer awareness month

October 20, 2021
healthcare

Dilmunia, Bahrain’s mixed-use development and wellbeing island in partnership with Lettuce Run, an all-female running group in Bahrain hosted a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on Saturday, October 16th, bringing together more than 100 participants in line with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. BHD 1500 BHD was donated to the Kingdom’s breast cancer society, Think Pink Bahrain, directed towards several areas that would better support the Kingdom in regards to breast cancer; Awareness, Education, and Research.

Furthermore, the Breast Cancer Walk brought speakers to share their insights and educate attendees on crucial topics related to breast cancer.

Speakers included Dr. Subashini Perumal, a Specialist Oncologist doctor who gave an overview of the importance of early detection and routine check-up, and Dana Zubari, Founder of Lettuce Run, who shared the benefits of physical fitness as prevention to breast cancer.

The walk is aligned with Dilmunia’s vision and mandate to develop healthy communities that prioritize health and wellness. The event took place on one of Bahrain’s most popular scenic destinations, the Dilmunia Canal, which is the Kingdom’s largest man-made body of water.

IDC CEO Mohammed Khalil Alsayed stated, “We were honored to collaborate with Lettuce Run and have this development being used as a facility towards an excellent cause where women and children came together in support of October’s annual international breast cancer awareness campaign. One of our primary goals is to foster healthy communities and have more events such as these in line with our mandate to provide a development where wellbeing and vitality are the focus.”

He further added, “We will be hosting more events throughout the year for residents and visitors to fully experience the island in various ways.”

Lettuce Run Founder, Dana Zubari, commented, “It is with great pleasure that the Lettuce Run women were able to support Think Pink Bahrain for a fantastic effort while enjoying one of Bahrain’s true beauties. I’d like to thank Dilmunia and all of our sponsors for their ongoing support and allowing women across the island to work together to highlight this month and promote awareness about this prevalent disease.”

Dilmunia also extends its gratitude to all Sponsors of the event including Mall of Dilmunia, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Naseej, Andra Public Relations,Tamimi Markets and Ithmaar Development Company (IDC) who welcomed this Dilmunia initiative.

All Participants were provided with personalized t-shirts and masks, and vouchers from Bahrain Specialist Hospital that offered special discounts for mammography and breast ultrasound consultations. At the end of the walk, participants received medals for their contribution. Additionally, a station by the Bahrain Specialist Hospital was set up for free health checkups.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is commemorated every October to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer on our lives and highlights new research into prevention, with early detection being a key factor. According to the WHO, in 2020 alone, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685,000 deaths globally, making it the world’s most prevalent cancer.

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