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 the 3rd October.

  • PTA Coffee Morning  – Tuesday 11th October

All parents are invited to attend the annual PTA Breast Cancer Awareness Coffee Morning! Along with guest speakers and helpful information, there will be a second hand toy sale, photobooth competitions, a Fashion Show and a prize draw to raise money for this worthy cause through voluntary donations. 100% of donations raised will be given to Brest Friends.

  • Dress in Pink Day – Tuesday 11th October

Tuesday 11th October is also 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 11th 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 11th 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 6th October until Monday 10th October

Tickets will be sent home with the children on Thursday 6th October with an opportunity to voluntarily donate an amount of your choice. We have had some very generous donations from the following sponsors and some great prizes to be won from:

  • Medeor Hospital
  • Eastern Mangrove Hotel by Anantara
  • The Fairmont Hotel
  • Ferrari World
  • My First Gym
  • Fit n Flex
  • Wellclubs
  • And more!

The deadline for receipt of raffle tickets will be Monday 10th October 2016.