SHARJAH, -- In a bid to promote breast cancer awareness and to encourage people to spread messages on the importance of its early detection and treatment, the Pink Caravan Ride's seventh edition has lined up a host of events and activities to unite the nation.

One of these events is Pink Strides, a 7-km journey on foot around Sharjah's Khalid Lagoon to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles among women. The event will be held on Monday, 13th March from 5pm to 7pm.

The participants will be cheered on with a beautiful boat parade for breast cancer awareness organised by the Sharjah International Marine Sports Club.

Over the past six years, more than 400 riders and over 650 volunteers at the Pink Caravan Ride have travelled more than 1,440km across the seven emirates with 455 medical clinics. The clinics have offered free breast cancer detection services to 41,391 people, including 8,526 men.

The Pink Caravan Ride has also visited 87 schools to hold educational sessions and deliver lectures on the importance of the early detection of breast cancer. It also attracted many volunteers from all segments of the society, who became ambassadors to represent the ride and promote it.

The seventh Pink Caravan Ride is being held under the slogan '7 Years For 7 Emirates', and will travel across the UAE from 7th to 17th March.

Source: Emirate News Agency