Bahrain Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

Oct 14, 2011, 15:13 ET from Kingdom of Bahrain

MANAMA, Bahrain, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bahrain is "thinking pink" for International Breast Cancer Awareness Month with several large-scale breast cancer prevention fundraisers planned for this weekend.

Tomorrow, citizens will gather at Bahrain City Center for "Kick Up Your Heels," a 3k non-competitive walk to raise money for local nonprofit Think Pink Bahrain. With the proceeds, Think Pink Bahrain will donate an MRI machine to the Salmaniya Medical Complex for breast cancer screening.

"All of us are enthusiastically tying our laces for the 'Kick up your Heels' walkathon and we encourage everyone to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by walking, making a donation, wearing a pink ribbon and helping us maintain the strong community spirit at Bahrain City Centre," Bahrain City Centre Asset Director Ray Scott said.

Meanwhile, golfers teed off at the Awali Golf Club today for a stroke play competition also to contribute to Think Pink Bahrain's cause.

"We are calling it a Golf festival because in addition to the golfing there will be food, beverages, entertainment and dancing," Organizing Committee Head Martin Allison said. "It's about having a fun day of golf and at the same time raising money for a worthwhile cause."

Those participating in and contributing toward this year's events are helping to put a cure even closer within reach, Think Pink Bahrain Founder and Chairwoman Julie Sprakel said.

"Breast cancer is not race, religion or class-orientated. It is only with research, education, early intervention and public awareness that we can fight this disease," she said.

SOURCE Kingdom of Bahrain