Women Community Leaders’ Forum (WCLF) in Qatar, in collaboration with Qatar Women’s Sport Committee, hosted a celebration tagged ‘Pink October’ recently to highlight the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and shine a spotlight on breast cancer prevention.
The fun-filled event was attended by 105 community participants from across 15 countries namely Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Africa, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The lead speaker was Dr Navitha Aziz, an obstetrics & gynaecology specialist from Wellkins Medical Centre. She advised participants to protect themselves against cancer by going for regular screening and mammogram for early detection and treatment.
Volunteer nurses from United Nurses of India-Qatar also made a demonstration about self-breast examination in addition to offering free vital sign checks to participants. Staff from East Optics were also present to offer free eye checkups, in addition to a seminar from Dr Marie Trinidad Kilani.
The event included fun a Zumba class by Pipit Nufianti and a Pound workout by Lena Liew, a professional fitness instructor and personal trainer assisted by Charlotte Hallam an instructor for the Qatar Pound Community.
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