During the annual International Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt is urging women to learn more about breast cancer, early detection methods, and to pursue healthy lifestyles to reduce their risk of the disease.
According to GLOBOCAN statistics 2008, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among females and leading cause of death among cancers worldwide, accounting to 23 per cent of total cancer cases and 14 per cent of death cases.
In Egypt, the BCFE reported that the percentage of breast cancer among cancer cases among women accounts to 37.5 per cent.
The month of October 2012 witnesses a number of events organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt (BCFE) headed by Dr Mohamed Shaalan in partnership with international entities to fight breast cancer.
“October is the month for breast cancer awareness worldwide,” Dr. Mohamed Shaalan said, “so every October, there are campaigns held worldwide to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds.”
“This year's BCFE events focus on sports and physical activities as studies have shown that they reduce a woman's risk of breast cancer. The aim of these events is to inspire people to fight breast cancer in Egypt. They can join the fight by spreading knowledge about the disease, encouraging their loved ones to get screened and donate to help underprivileged women get screening and proper treatment.”
"BCFE will have booths at Maadi City Center and Arkan mall. BCFE will also have a presence at Jazzercise fitness center's branches in Heliopolis and 6 of October."
“The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the greater the treatment options available – and the better the chance of survival.” said Dr. Shaalan.
“BCFE strives to provide the knowledge and services necessary for women to take charge of their health.”
Saturday, 13 October, 2012
After the great success of the first Pink for the Cure, Zumba local instructors are coming together to hold the "2nd PINK PARTY for the CURE". The Pink Party for the Cure is a great and fun way to support the fight against breast cancer, raise funds and stay fit. Zumba® is an international fitness program inspired by Latin dance moves. Zumba® enthusiast and local instructor Emeline says, "It is very important for us to educate women as much as we can and help where we can. I don't think there is anything wrong with us all having fun at the same time!" The ladies-only event hosted by the Marriott Hotel in Zamalek will also include raffles.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Katameya Heights Golf and Tennis Resort is hosting the annual Rally for the Cure Ladies Golf Event. The Rally for the Cure is a grassroots program that works to raise awareness about breast cancer in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The event emphasizes the importance of early detection in the survival rate of those diagnosed with breast cancer. It also shows support for the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Breast Cancer Foundation of Egypt. The event brings together golf players and the community to support a worthy cause while playing a sport they are passionate about.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
BCFE in collaboration with the Arab Contractors Rowing Club are hosting the very first "Row for the Cure" in Egypt. The event will include a show of rowing boats and feluccas followed by a reception for the event's guests.