COOL CAUSES

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IIt’s the last day of the sev­enth an­nual Pink Car­a­van Ride to­day. The mo­bile breast cancer aware­ness cam­paign con­sist­ing of horse rid­ers, doc­tors and vol­un­teers has been trav­el­ling across the coun­try giv­ing free medical screen­ings, ul­tra­sounds and mam­mo­grams at spe­cific clin­ics across the coun­try for the past nine days, and rais­ing aware­ness about early de­tec­tion. Fixed medical clin­ics of­fer­ing screen­ings are lo­cated at Shar­jah’s Al Ma­jaz Wa­ter­front; at Aj­man Cor­niche; Dubai City Walk; Al Hamra Mall in RAK; Um Al Quwain’s Al Khazan Health Cen­ter; the Al Faseel Health Pro­mo­tion Cen­ter in Fu­jairah; and at the Abu Dhabi Cor­niche. Visit pinkcar­a­van.ae.

It’s high-time we re­con­sid­ered our long show­ers and drip­ping taps. Ac­cord­ing to the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum, the global wa­ter cri­sis is the num­ber one risk to so­ci­ety and it’s pre­dicted that the world’s clean, fresh­wa­ter re­serves will de­plete by 2050. It’s a scary pic­ture, but there’s plenty you can do to stop it from ma­te­ri­al­is­ing into re­al­ity. For starters visit Cir­cle it back: World Wa­ter Day. The free event hosted by NGO Surge For Wa­ter at Sus­tain­able City to­day, will have a screen­ing of Leonardo DiCaprio’s award-win­ning film Be­fore the Flood, a guided walk through Sus­tain­able City, fun ac­tiv­i­ties and games to learn about the jour­ney of wa­ter and how to pre­serve this nat­u­ral re­source, and the chance to win a home wa­ter-pu­ri­fy­ing sys­tem. Visit surge­for­wa­ter.org.

Women are be­ing cel­e­brated this af­ter­noon at Abu Dhabi’s Umm Al Emarat Park at an event for women and kids only. Eti­had Avi­a­tion Group is or­gan­is­ing its fifth Walk for a Cause event in sup­port of women em­pow­er­ment projects in the emi­rate and a global ed­u­ca­tion project in In­done­sia. Par­tic­i­pa­tion fee of Dh20 per woman in­cludes an event fan and a pe­dome­ter. To reg­is­ter email Sport­sCom­mit­tee@eti­had.ae.

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