October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at BIS.

The facts:

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK(NHS). Data from the GCCR point confirmed previous observations that breast cancer is among the most common malignancies observed in the UAE population. In 2011, just under 50,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. 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.

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 Boxes – month of October
There will be ‘Pink Donation Boxes’ around the school for you to put your monetary donations in should you wish, from October 1st.

PTA Coffee Morning – 8am Tuesday 10th October
All parents are invited to attend the annual PTA Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning! Along with helpful information, there will be a photo booth station, Fashion Show 2nd Hand Uniform stall and a prize draw to raise money for this worthy cause. 100% of donations raised will be given to Brest Friends here in the UAE.

Dress in Pink Day – Tuesday 10th October
Tuesday 10th October is our “Dress in Pink Day”. Students, parents and staff are invited to wear pink in support of this important cause and are welcome to make a voluntary donation.
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!

Wear it Pink…The Catwalk is calling! – Tuesday 10th October
The PTA is delighted to invite you to participate in the BIS Abu Dhabi ‘Wear it Pink’ Fashion Show! The show will take place on the 10th October at the Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning.

All you need to do is dress in your most fabulous ‘Pink’ outfit and join us on the catwalk in the Main Hall. Of course there will be a fabulous pink prize for the best-dressed contestant.

The more ‘Pink’ the better, however, if you don’t have any pink clothing please feel free to wear your pink accessories and join in the fun whilst raising money for a very special cause.

Prize Draw -Thursday 5th October until Monday 9th October

Tickets will be sent home with the children on Thursday 5th October, allowing those who can not be present on the day, to still enter our fantastic prize draw.. We have had some very generous donations from the following sponsors and some great prizes to be won from:

• The Novotel Gate Hotel
• Captain Tony's
• Shine Dance Fitness
• Advantage Sports
• And more!

The deadline for receipt of prize draw tickets will be Monday 9th October 2017.

BIS Abu Dhabi PTA