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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

03 October 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month at BIS.

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The facts:

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK(NHS). Data from the GCCR point confirmed previous observations that breast cancer is among the most common malignancies observed in the UAE population.

In 2011, just under 50,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Most women who get it (8 out of 10) are over 50, but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer. If it's treated early enough, breast cancer can be prevented from spreading to other parts of the body.

The BIS Community:

This month BIS Abu Dhabi PTA and student community are working to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer.  The Charity Committee have been working extensively in an elaborate campaign and have joined forces with Emirates Association for Cancer Support and Brest Friends.

Coffee Morning - 8am, Tuesday 13th October @ The Hub

To raise awareness and funds for this all important cause, we have organised a coffee morning which will provide vital information and a free screening clinic. Any referrals will be facilitated to a Government /Private/ Medical centre. Our aim is to create as much awareness as possible and raise funds to support these charities in the phenomenal work they do.

At the Coffee morning, we will be hosting a 'Pink table' with pink and white delights and will also be holding raffle draws with amazing prizes to be won.

Dress in Pink Day - Sunday 25th October

Sunday 25th of October is our  "Dress in Pink Day". Students, parents and staff are invited to wear pink in support of this important cause and are welcome to make a voluntary donation. We will be giving out free Pink ribbons and bookmarks on the day.

Pink Run - Friday 16th October @ Zayed Sports City

On the Friday 16th October 2015, a Pink Run will be held at Zayed Sports City in an effort to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and breast cancer research.

Mr Hay’s year 11 Business Studies class is spearheading the school’s participation in this event to show our support. Not only is it a good cause, but it will also be a fun day out with family and friends and all participants (over 8 years old) will be able to enjoy the 5km run.

To register you need to go online to www.premieronline.com and follow the instructions on screen. All those willing to take part please contact Mr Hay (Andrew.Hay@bisad.ae) so he can organise a get-together prior to the run.

**Update** Tickets for the ADCB Pink Run have now sold out! If you have registered to take part then please click here to read information about the instructions on the day.

What better way of bringing the BIS Abu Dhabi community together. We hope to see you participate and get involved in these activities and we thank you for all your support!