Breast Cancer Month

Doha’s support of breast cancer awareness has increased tremendously

Breast Cancer Month
Qatar Bike Show

Oct 15, Doha Convention Centre, 3.30pm-8pm
This year’s Qatar Bike Show is working with the Qatar National Cancer Society, and dedicating all proceeds from sponsorship and registration (admission for spectators is free) to helping those battling cancer but cannot afford treatment. This is the chance to see all manner of polished and often modified bikes, including Harleys, Ducatis and Triumphs. As Mohammed Abdulla, commercial airline pilot and president of the Qatar chapter of HOG (Harley Owners’ Group) – and one of the show’s supporters – explains: ‘This is not just a great opportunity to show off your bike, it’s a great way to help those in need, and registration is just QR150 per motorcycle.’ Entrance to the public is free, but there will be opportunity to donate to Qatar National Cancer Society. Presentations regarding cancer awareness will be given, along with a short speech by cancer survivor and wife of the US ambassador to Qatar Elinor LeBaron. More info at www.qatarbikeshow.com.

Ride to Survive

Oct 16, starting at Doha Exhibition Centre, 4pm
The day after the Qatar Bike Show, there will be a charity ride from Doha to Al Khor, with police escort and media coverage. Refreshments will be provided at the finish point. This ride is also intended to raise money for cancer patients, with admission cost, if any, yet to be determined. More info at www.qatarbikeshow.com.

Global Pink Hijab Day

Oct 27, www.pinkhijabday.net
Muslims use this day to raise the awareness of cancer by wearing pink hijabs, pink ribbons, pink T-shirts, and donating to cancer charities. The Human Rights Student Organisation will be organising its Pink Hijab Festival at Education City for the third year in a row, decking it out in a sea of pink, with educational seminars, fundraisers, and even a benefit concert. More info at www.hrso.org.

We Walk to Live Breast Cancer Walk

Oct 29, Doha Corniche, www.thinkpinkqatar.com
The annual breast cancer walk organised by Think Pink Qatar begins at the Museum of Islamic Culture and ends at the Sheraton, with a choice of two routes (one short, one longer). You can register for the walk from October 10 at a number of locations – Villaggio Mall, Landmark Mall, City Centre Doha, Education City and the British Embassy. Mall locations are open 9am-9pm, with registration fees donated to the Qatar National Cancer Society. If you want to volunteer to help with registration, and can spare a minimum of two hours at the mall locations, email karen.alkharouf@thinkpinkqatar.com.

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