Shangri-La Abu Dhabi ties up with Pink Caravan this October

According to Pink Caravan, one in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime

Shangri-La Abu Dhabi's hosts 'Pinktober' in support of Pink Caravan and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Shangri-La Abu Dhabi's hosts 'Pinktober' in support of Pink Caravan and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is hosting 'Pinktober', a range of activities and promotions throughout October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Held in partnership with Pink Caravan, a pan-UAE breast cancer awareness initiative by the Friends of Cancer Patients, the hotel will kick off the activities including a donation-based yoga class.

Hatha and hatha vinyasa yoga expert Isabel Lourenco will lead a class this Saturday, October 14 for one hour starting at 9:30 am. The event, open to all levels, will introduce yoga fans to the work of the Pink Caravan initiative and requests a minimum donation of AED 40 (US $11) from participants, which will be donated to the charity.

According to Pink Caravan, one in eight women is expected to develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. The hotel will also operate free screening sessions on Thursday, October 12 from 2pm-7pm to help raise awareness about breast cancer and encourage people to get checked.

The following day, October 13, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri’s all-day dining restaurant, Sofra Bld, will host a brunch that will encourage diners to make a donation towards the Pink Caravan charity.

The team at Sofra Bld, will be plating up pink desserts in line with the “Pinktober” theme. The hotel’s Lobby Lounge will also get involved with a themed activity, serving 'Pink Afternoon Tea' daily.

Also as part of the breast cancer awareness month, guests staying at the hotel will have the chance to win a range of prizes on offer, including vouchers from Shangri-La properties around the world as well as Estée Lauder Companies, by donating a minimum of AED 20 ($5.45) via donation vouchers located across the hotel.

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