Al Noor Hospital Walk-A-Thone at the Abu Dhabi
Corniche in breast cancer prevention campaign
27 October 2011:
Under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and
Industry and support of the Family Development Foundation and the Red
Crescent organization, Al Noor Hospital Group organized a Walk-A-Thone on
Abu Dhabi Corniche at 27 October 2011 Thursday at 4 p.m. under the slogan
"Walk For Hope". The event is a part of the global awareness campaigns to
prevent breast cancer that is launched annually at the beginning of October
and continue throughout the month.
The Walking Marathon started at the end of the public swimming beach at the
Western Plaza on the Corniche for one kilometer to the East Plaza and then
back to the starting point. There was several entertainment events on the
sidelines of the Walk-A-Thone to the family as a whole. In addition, a
raffle was also organized with valuable prizes including flight tickets.
Awareness leaflets and information about breast cancer and the importance of
early detection of breast cancer in the early stages has been distributed to
the public through special kiosks.
Dr. Kassem Alom, the CEO of Al Noor Hospitals Group in Abu Dhabi said that
the Group was keen on effective coordination with various sectors to allow
community members to interact with the awareness campaign, and publicize the
seriousness of the late discovery of the breast cancer. The Walk-A-Thone
contributes to raising awareness among members of society to reduce the
spread of the disease along with hope for cure in the hearts of women who
are already diagnosed with it.
He stressed that all the donations will be all go to the Emirati Red
Crescent which is involved in the campaign for the early detection of breast
cancer through its mobile units. Dr. Alom asserted that Noor Group hospitals
and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi has actively participated in the
campaign through offering the women periodic check up and breast screening
using mammogram and organizing lectures to explain the self-examination
methods; in addition to the distribution of leaflets to promote disease
awareness and prevention methods.
The Marathon will be organized annually at the Abu Dhabi Corniche during
October every year to raise awareness of the disease and prevention. Dr.
Alom also praised the cooperation from various sectors for participation to
all the residents of Abu Dhabi, whether nationals or expatriates.