UAE: Thumbay Hospital, Dubai will launch a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in association with RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), with a unique ‘Pink Ribbon Formation’ by pink taxis of Dubai Taxi Corporation at 9.30am on Monday, 11th Jan. 2016.
The campaign which will be held at Thumbay Hospital, will feature 35 pink taxis, which will form a giant ‘pink ribbon’, to spread awareness on breast cancer. The campaign will be inaugurated jointly by dignitaries from Thumbay Hospital and Dubai Taxi Corporation.
The Breast Cancer Awareness campaign aims to focus special attention on this growing disease among women. There are lots of young sufferers of breast cancer due to unawareness of the importance of having regular breast cancer screening, eliminating chances of its early detection. The result is that many cases of breast cancer are presented to medical professionals at a late or critical stage. The campaign aims to promote regular screening for breast cancer, which makes it easier to detect and prevent.
“The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign by Thumbay Hospital in association with the Dubai Taxi Corporation is a unique initiative intended to create awareness among the public and to stress the importance of taking steps towards early detection of the disease,” said Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Vice President of the Healthcare Division of Thumbay Group. “Considering the fact that Thumbay Group’s hospitals and clinics are visited by patients from more than 175 nationalities every day, we are committed to utilize every chance we get to spread awareness on health issues,” he added.
“Dubai Taxi Corporation is honoured to be a part of this breast cancer awareness campaign, which will generate awareness about this important topic, and contribute to the society’s well-being. Our pink taxis are one of the best ways to take this message to the public,” said Dr. Yousif Al Ali, CEO of RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation. “We have always believed that we have a great social responsibility, and have acted accordingly by supporting social and humanitarian initiatives,” he added.
Each Pink Taxi Lady Driver, who participate as Pink Campaign Ambassadors will be gifted Thumbay Hospital vouchers that entitles them to free benefits such as gynecologist consultation, mammogram, blood sugar, blood pressure and BMI checks and dental consultation, as well as discounts on select dental treatments. They will also be given gift baskets.
Thumbay Hospital is an ultramodern academic hospital owned and operated by Thumbay Group, headquartered at DIFC-Dubai. A unique feature of the hospital is the 25-chair Dental Hospital, which is a multi-specialty centre with world-class facilities, providing quality healthcare at affordable costs.
Thumbay Hospital is located next to Stadium Metro Station in Al Qusais. More details of the campaign are available at the phone numbers: 056-9583264, 055-4274252.