Dilmunia Island hosts more than 100 breast cancer awareness participants | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Dilmunia Island hosts more than 100 breast cancer awareness participants

TDT | Manama

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Dilmunia, a luxury island in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has successfully organised the “Walking for Breast Cancer Awareness” project.

More than 100 women took part in the event, which succeeded in raising BD1,500 in donations for the Bahrain Breast Cancer Society “Think Pink Bahrain”.

It was held on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in cooperation with the “Lettuce Run” women’s group with the aim of supporting the Kingdom’s efforts to spread awareness, education and research about the disease.

In addition, the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk event witnessed the participation of a number of speakers with the aim of spreading awareness about breast cancer and highlighting ways to prevent it.

The list of speakers included Dr Subashini Perumal, a specialist oncologist, who provided an overview of the importance of early detection and routine screening in the fight against breast cancer, and Dana Zubari, founder of the “Lettuce Run” women’s group, who gave a speech on the benefits of physical fitness to prevent breast cancer.

The event comes in line with Dilmunia’s vision of developing healthy communities that prioritise health and wellness.

Participants walked around the Dilmunia Canal, the charming waterway on the island of Dilmunia and the longest of its kind in the Kingdom.

Dilmunia expressed its deep thanks and appreciation to all the sponsors, including Mall of Dilmunia, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Naseej Real Estate Development Company, Andra Public Relations, Tamimi Markets and Ithmaar Development Company.

All participants were provided with personalised medical T-shirts and masks, participation medals, in addition to special discount vouchers for mammography and breast ultrasound consultations from Bahrain Specialist Hospital, which also provided a quick medical examination station during the event.