October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BIS Abu Dhabi
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK(NHS). Most women who get it (8 out of 10) are over 50, but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer. If it’s treated early enough, breast cancer can be prevented from spreading to other parts of the body. Please see the UAE Government link for more information pertaining to UAE statistics:
The BIS Community:
Our PTA have planned an exciting and thoughtful month filled with a range of activities for all of our families to be involved and contribute towards.
Here are some key dates for your diaries:
Pink Donation Jars – whole month of October
There will be ‘Pink Donation Jars’ around the school from October 1st, to collect your monetary donation in exchange for a pink ribbon pin. These will be located in the main reception, The Hub and the school canteen for staff, students and parents to donate.
**PTA Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning – 8am Tuesday 9th October **
All parents are invited to attend the annual PTA Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning! Wear PINK and have your chance to walk the PINK carpert at BIS Abu Dhabi ‘Wear it Pink’ Fashion Show! Along with helpful information, there will be a photo booth stand, fashion show, make up, hair fashion and multiple sponsors present.
We have a prize draw to raise money for this worthy cause. 100% of donations raised will be given to Brest Friends here in the UAE.
Kindly note, the first 100 entrants will also receive a Tips n Toes Discount voucher upon making a donation.
Prize Draw - Monday 1st October until Tuesday 9th October
Tickets will be sent home with the children this week, allowing those who cannot be present at the PTA Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning, to still enter our fantastic prize draw. We have had some very generous donations from the following sponsors:
- The Crowne Plaza, Abu Dhabi
- Be Fit
- & many more
The deadline for receipt of advance prize draw tickets will be Thursday 4th October 2018.
Students ‘Dress in Pink’ Day – Thursday 18th October
Separate from our coffee morning is our “Dress in Pink Day”. Students, along with staff and parents are invited to wear pink in support of this important cause and are welcome to make a voluntary donation to the class teacher or form tutor on this day. What better way of bringing the BIS Abu Dhabi community together.
We hope to see you participate and get involved in these activities and we thank you all for your continued support!
All that’s left to say is enjoy your Pinktober!