- Pink Regatta sets sail for breast cancer awareness on 15 March at The Palm Dubai
A glamourous day event for actively involving the citizens and residents of Dubai in generating awareness for breast cancer during their ten-day campaign, the seventh Pink Caravan Ride will be hosting the ‘Pink Regatta’ – a boat parade on the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf along the shores of The Palm, Dubai.
Several boat owners and sailing enthusiasts have signed up in support of one of the UAE’s largest breast cancer awareness campaign, which has travelled 1,440 kms across the seven emirates, screening 41,391 people at 455 medical clinics for breast cancer since 2011. Along the way, it has won the support of more than 400 riders and 650 volunteers.
Beautiful pink boats provided second year in a row by Nakheel Group will set off from two piers, one at the Palm and the other will pick up horse riders after their horseback campaign through the emirate, from Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The two routes covering the Marina Canal and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel will merge together at The Palm Dubai.
20 breast cancer survivors who belong to the UAE-based informal support group ‘Pink Ladies’, will also be part of this event.
“The goal is to generate awareness in the community about this devastating disease that affects so many of us. Nakheel Properties teamed up with the Pink Caravan Ride to successfully get this message across, and raise funds that will help us throughout the year in providing financial and medical support to patients in need,” said Nada Askar Al Naqbi, Head of Events Committee, Pink Caravan Ride.
Pink Regatta will take place on Wednesday, 15 March, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The media is invited to the boats and experience the Regatta with all its participants. The general public is invited watch this beautiful sea parade from the shorelines and cheer on for breast cancer awareness.
The seventh Pink Caravan Ride is being held under the slogan ‘7 Years… For 7 Emirates’, and will travel across the UAE from 7 to 17 March.