ARAB NEWS: Saudi Arabia welcomes new Tunisian government

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ARAB NEWS: JEDDAH – Thirty female cyclists walked the streets of Jeddah in pink to raise awareness about breast cancer.

Al-Morjan group, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Health, Brave Cyclist club and other organizations, organised the initiative. It is one of many awareness campaigns that will take place throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the most prevalent cancers in Saudi Arabia. According to a World Health Organization 2018 report, the incidence of breast cancer among females in Saudi Arabia was nearly 30 percent. The MOH stated that it is more common among women aged 40 or older.

Over 50 percent of breast cancer cases in the Kingdom are detected late, compared to 20 percent in advanced countries.

As they rode along the 7.5km length of the riding lanes, passersby noticed that participants wearing pink attire.

It is vital to raise awareness about breast cancer. It is still one of the leading causes of death for women in our community. It’s crucial to support these women to ensure they receive a checkup early. This is an initiative to target our female employees and our community,” Elham Bafarat (public relations manager for Al-Murjan Group) said.

She pointed out that such initiatives are crucial for increasing community awareness of

“Many cyclists know someone who has been directly or indirectly affected by cancer.

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The Saudi government and the private sector will be focusing on awareness campaigns for early detection and treatment of breast carcinoma during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This includes educational exhibitions and lectures, drives in malls, sports activities and mammogram screenings.

This event is open to all levels of fitness and ages. She said that the cyclists to reach their goals, whether they event the required distances or setting personal bests.”

Leena Al Maeena, executive partner at Jeddah United, stated that encourages the sooner it’s caught , the simpler and cheaper it is to treat. She said, “This is why Jeddah United encourages women to self-test at minimum once per month. By riding through their local communities, we can spread word.”

There are a mixture of familiar faces and newcomers in the team, including Samar Rahbini who is the legendary cyclist who founded Brave Cyclist, the first women’s club for cycling in Saudi Arabia.

Hana Al-Otaibi (two riders) joined the other participants to raise community awareness.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for us riders, to help a fantastic cause such as breast cancer care, raising awareness about an issue that affects so much people and their families throughout the kingdom. Al-Otaibi said, “We’re thrilled to be part of this event and be able to meet the supporters to encourage others to participate in this special ride.”

Rahbini stated that the breast cancer awareness ride aims to include both young and old people from different communities.

Dania Al-Maeena is the CEO of AlOula non-profit organization. She joined the ladies in pink and said: “It’s important that we get together to bring awareness in October.”

Many participants found that the event was more than just a 7.5-km ride.

The Saudi government and the private sector will be focusing on awareness campaigns for early detection and treatment of breast carcinoma during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This includes educational exhibitions and lectures, drives in malls, sports activities and mammogram screenings.

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