03 November 2020, Dubai, UAE: Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club is proud to host a female led polo event – the Ladies Challenge Cup 2020 in association with Pink Caravan.
An Exhibition Match is organized to take part in the efforts of raising breast cancer awareness by bringing together the strength of women in the Sport of Kings. The highlight of the afternoon is match between AM Polo and Hesketh Polo teams and the Club has prepared a variety of activities and competitions for guests with great prizes to be won. Pink Caravan’s Medical Mobile Unit will be providing complimentary breast cancer examinations throughout the afternoon.
Dr Sawsan Al Madhi, Director General of FOCP and Head of the Pink Caravan’s Medical and Awareness Committee said: “We are at a defining moment, especially in the fight against breast cancer, as the UAE’s National Health Agenda forges ahead to reduce cancer deaths from 99 to 64.2 per 100,000 population by 2021. Every member of the UAE community must know that 98 percent breast cancer cases can be treated and cured if detected early. The knowledge, thus, that early detection saves lives is at the heart of Pink Caravan’s year-round advocacy and medical activities.”
She added: “To lower the burden of breast cancer on UAE, we need to fully mobilise the entire cancer community and see strong leadership from our partners in the private, public and non-profit sectors. We are, therefore, pleased to partner with Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club for the Ladies Challenge Cup 2020. Being on this community platform will enable us to educate women, their partners and their families about the prevention and risk factors of breast cancer, ways to detect it early and nip it in the bud through the right treatment.”
Mohammed Al Habtoor, Vice Chairman and CEO of Al Habtoor Group says, <statement>
About the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club
The Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club is a state-of-the-art polo and equestrian community devoted to equine sports and is the home ground for the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series. Check out the Polo and Riding School 2020 – 2021 calendars for upcoming international-standard tournaments, competition and events.
About Pink Caravan
Pink Caravan, a Pan UAE breast cancer initiative that falls under Friends of Cancer Patients’ umbrella “Kashf” for early detection of cancer. Launched in 2011 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Pink Caravan has garnered widespread recognition locally, regionally, and internationally, and therefore, has appointed ambassadors from different walks of life to promote and advocate its mission.