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.