Dubai Goes Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If things have started looking extra rosy to you lately, it’s not the humidity finally getting to you: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month worldwide. While that definitely means you can expect to be surrounded by lots of pink stuff for the rest of the month (not that we don’t love pink here at Sassy Mama), it also means there are tonnes of great initiatives going on across Dubai to raise both funds and awareness about this disease that affects so many women around the world. Oh and when was the last time you got checked mama? Do it now.
Tickled Pink – Make Your Beauty Treatments Count
Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
This super product will brighten, smooth and moisturise your skin – oh, and more importantly, buying it will help support breast cancer care. We’re big fans of this balm (perfect for any mamas who lack sleep) and we’ll be stocking up big time this month. Also comes with a ‘pretty in pink’ mini tablet case that’s ideal for carrying (not losing) your mobile phone.
Available at most department stores, beauty centres and select spas across the Middle East
SensAsia ‘In The Pink’ treatment and bespoke signature blend oil.
A Balinese massage, Tickled Pink SensPolish and Even Pinker SensWrap using reshape tea, white clay and cranberry to cleanse, purify and nourish – the complete cost of which goes directly to local non-profit organisation ‘Friends of Cancer’. YES PLEASE!
Want to take some of that SensAsia magic home? they’ve also created a bespoke and limited edition adaptation of its best-selling ‘Signature Blend’ oil for Breast Cancer Awareness – an uplifting mix of lemongrass, geranium and lavender bearing a pink ribbon, totally heavenly, an absolute must when its supporting the bust.
In the Pink – 110 mins, AED 565
Signature blend -AED 99
Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont The Palm, ‘Ultimate Facial’
90 mins of bliss (read – lying down) and treating your skin to a wrinkle-busting anti-ageing treatment that’ll have you feeling years younger and looking great – while donating to an important cause.
AED 995, 30% of which is donated to local charity Pink Caravan.
For reservations call +971 (0) 4 457 3545 or email email@example.com
N Bar Mani/Pedi With A Little Education On The Side
The fabulous peeps at N Bar have developed a set of educational graphics that will be on display in the branches and shared on social media – so you can enjoy your mani/pedi while learning a very important thing or two. The aim is to educate women on the self-examination process so they know how to detect the early signs of breast cancer. #NBarEducation
We all love to indulge in a little (or a lot) of retail therapy. And when there’s a good cause involved? Well then we love it all the more.
Tips and Toes
One of our fave nail companies is offering a month long Pink Bazaar in all of their outlets – selling fashion accessories and pink products from tank tops to jewellery – the proceeds of which will be donated to helping the fight against breast cancer. Book in for a mani/pedi, shop for a cause and leave feeling good (and beautiful). Prices start at AED 15.
Pink Height Ruler by The Joinery Shop
Measure your support – to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Joinery Shop have mixed a very special limited edition ‘Tutu Pink’ paint to cover 50 of their best selling height rulers. A percentage of each sale will be donated to the Al Jalila Foundation to support breast cancer treatment and research in the UAE.
Courage is the first quality of a warrior. Show your support and join the fight! Remember, you may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Physique 57 Splits 59 Warrior Tank
Workout gear with style and conscience. Proceeds from this sassy tank go towards the fight against breast cancer.
P.S: If you haven’t tried a class – do it now! Keeping fit and healthy is a step towards protecting your body from cancer.
In The Pink – Events Around Town
La Cantine Du Faubourg Special Pink Dessert
Seriously, this has to be one of the best places we’ve eaten out at in Dubai. Gorgeously French, deliciously decadent – and now with a special pink ‘Eton Mess’ on the menu for the month of October. Indulge yourself mama – and then consider how lucky you are and donate to charity.
Fairmont Dubai Pink Treats and Party In Pink
Did someone say treats? Satisfy any sweet cravings with pink cupcakes and pink lemonade at Pronto Cafe where the proceeds of sales will be donated to local charity Pink Caravan. Now feeling guilty for over-indulging? Book in for Fairmont’s ‘Party In Pink’, a Zumba and body attack workout session on Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 11am until 12:30pm – and burn it all off again.
Places are limited. For more info call the PR team on tel: +971 (0)56 22 66 301
Fairmont The Palm Pink Garden Tea Party
Dress up in your pinkest and join the Fairmont’s ‘Pink Garden Tea Party’ for plenty of sunshine and yummies.
Tuesday, 20 October, AED 295 per person with AED 60 donated to Pink Caravan.
For reservations call +971 (0)4 457 3457 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pink Is Punk
The Pink Is Punk aquathlon returns on Friday, 9 October at the stunning Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, and this year they want you to get dressed up for the occasion. Best fancy dress costumes will be treated to afternoon tea at Burj Al Arab. All proceeds from the entry fees are given to charity.
Friday, 9 October
Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Dubai, 6am, AED 150.
Tel: +971 (0) 50 7150785
Ignite Pink Moonlit Yoga – ‘Pink Is Punk’ at Anantara The Palm
There’s nothing more serene than yoga by moonlight – and, when combined with one of our very favourite hotels in Dubai plus indirectly donating to help fight breast cancer, what’s not to love? See you on the sand.
Wednesday, 14 October 7pm, AED 100 per person
Sew Pink with Craft Land!
Fancy joining a team of volunteers to produce care packs for patients recovering from breast surgery? Of course you do. Independent crafting store Craft Land is teaming up with local breast cancer support group Brest Friends and sewing machine manufacturer Brother to bring volunteers together for a 30-hour sewing marathon at Dubai Marina Mall where for 10 hrs each day a production line will produce mastectomy cushions and bags for breast cancer patients.
No clue how to use a sewing machine but still want to help? No problem! Go along for moral support or volunteer for stuffing and cutting – there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Thursday, 29 October – Saturday, 31 October, 10am – 8pm, Dubai Marina Mall
If pink’s not your colour, mama, consider making a donation to a charity that supports medical research or current cancer patients in the UAE. We are so close to beating Breast Cancer, but we’re not there yet! Know any other great breast cancer initiatives in Dubai? Drop us an email at email@example.com.
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