The staff and students at Ras Al Khaimah Women’s College really know how to celebrate a good cause, as shown in the campus activities for National Day celebrations and Breast Cancer Awareness Month last semester.
The College’s National Day festivities, presided over by RAK director Dr Robert Moulton, were full of color and action as staff and students were resplendent in traditional clothing to mark the UAE’s 38th anniversary. One of the many highlights was the performance of a brass band, outfitted in dress uniforms.
In October the RKWC Student Services Department hosted its highly successful Pink Week activities to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Activities included health lectures, healthy food demonstrations, a charity campaign for local breast cancer survivors and games to capture the students’ and faculty’s interests. Ministry of Health speakers also discussed topics on breast cancer and the relationship between lifestyle and cancer and obesity to cancer. Several faculty members participated in the lunch time health food demonstrations in the cafeteria, which included juices and smoothies, healthy breakfast to go, healthy packed lunches and snacks. The highlight of each day was looking for faculty and students dressed in pink with matching accessories.
The “Pink Week” Breast Awareness Campaign is one of the health and wellness imperatives of the RKWC”s Student Services Department, where the aim is to disseminate information on breast cancer and encourage healthy lifestyle.