Al Ain Women’s College students have recently been extremely busy working with the Counseling Centre at the College in preparation for an informative day of breast cancer awareness activities that was held on Tuesday December 21, 2010.
The pre-event activities started on Sunday, December 19 with students decorating the campus and opening a ‘Pink Sale’ that encouraged everyone on campus to wear something pink during this important week.
The students also initiated a Pink Ribbon Campaign as a fundraising activity where they encouraged staff, faculty, and students to wear a pink ribbon as the symbol of breast cancer awareness.
Tuesday December 21 was a day where pink could be seen everywhere. More than two hundred students gathered to join the ‘AAWC Walk for the Cure’, which took place inside the campus grounds.
Following a path decorated with pink balloons students and staff walked arm in arm in support of all those who have suffered from breast cancer.
Booths were set up around the campus giving information about breast cancer and the importance of both examination and early detection. Doctors and nurses from Tawam Hospital gave their time freely to conduct free breast examinations and to answer questions.
In addition, the Pink Bus from Tawam Hospital provided free mammograms to any women over the age of forty who wished to have one.
Overall the day was a huge success with the students and teachers who volunteered their time and creativity making this a special event.
All funds raised from The Pink Sale, The Walk for the Cure, and The Pink Ribbon Campaign, were donated to Tawam Hospital for research into breast cancer.