UAE: As October marks breast cancer awareness month, Thumbay Hospitals – the network of academic hospitals owned by Thumbay Group and the Thumbay Clinic chain, have joined hands with Dubai Police, Cars Taxi, Pink Caravan and Friends of Cancer Patients to launch a breast cancer awareness initiative ‘Pink Drive’.
The campaign, scheduled on Wednesday, October 26, will feature a giant ‘pink ribbon formation’ by 36 taxis of Cars Taxi, aiming to encourage women to get tested today. Through the ‘Pink Drive’ campaign, Thumbay Hospitals also wants everyone to show their support to all those thousands of women battling the disease and undergoing painful treatment. Thumbay Hospitals at Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah will organise the drive at 10:30 am, 12 pm and 4 pm respectively. On the same day, Thumbay Clinics in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain will hold mass promotional campaigns with various activities to educate the public on breast cancer.
“The Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign by Thumbay hospitals and clinics in association with Cars Taxi is part of our continued initiatives to create awareness among the public and to stress the importance of taking steps towards early detection of the disease,” said Thumbay Moideen, Founder President of Thumbay Group. “Considering the fact that Thumbay Group’s hospitals and clinics are visited by patients of more than 175 nationalities every day, we are committed to utilize every chance we get to spread awareness on health issues,” he added.
“We are glad to be a part of this breast cancer awareness campaign to educate the masses. It is a privilege to associate with important campaigns like this, which contribute to the society’s well-being. Our taxis are one of the best ways to support all who have fought and continue to fight the battle of cancer,” said Abdulla Sultan Al Sabbagh, CEO of Cars Taxi Group.”
Thumbay Group’s Healthcare Division
Thumbay Group’s healthcare division presently operates four academic hospitals in the UAE (Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah and Sharjah) and one in Hyderabad – India, as well as a network of state-of-the-art family clinics at various locations in the UAE. All the hospitals and clinics are affiliated to the Gulf Medical University (GMU), the leading private medical university in the region owned by Thumbay Group, and provide clinical training for its students. They treat patients from over 175 nationalities, and are staffed by doctors, nurses and technicians from over 22 different countries, speaking more than 50 languages. Thumbay Group also operates CAP-accredited diagnostic labs (ThumbayLabs) and retail pharmacy outlets (Thumbay Pharmacy), in the UAE and India.
Today, Thumbay Group has diversified into more than 20 brands, with presence across 18 sectors of business including Education, Healthcare, Medical Research, Diagnostics, Retail Pharmacy, Health Communications, Retail Opticals, Wellness, Nutrition Stores, Hospitality, Real Estate, Publishing, Technology, Media, Events, Medical Tourism, Trading and Marketing and Distribution.