Photo Essay: Georgetown’s Breast Cancer Awareness Event
October 31, 2016
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar held its sixth annual breast cancer awareness event on Sunday.
The color pink is a symbol of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a global campaign that takes place every October to promote awareness of the disease.
The event was organized by the Women Society and Development Club at SFS-Q. “We aim to showcase female Qatari entrepreneurship and strength through business ventures in Qatar,” said Haya Al Thani, student leader of Women’s Society Club.
“It is a fundraiser sponsored by Qatar Cancer Society,” said Wadha Al-Thani, member of Women’s Society Club.
Students across Education City attended the event and bought items to contribute to the cause.
Booths sold products such as food, accessories and gym memberships.
“We come to the fundraiser every year to participate,” said Christmas Verzosa from clothing shop, Eqlipse.
“This is our first year here. We were invited by Georgetown.” Fatima Hamdan from Women’s Sports Club, Curves.
The onset age of breast cancer in Qatar is between 30 and 45 years, which is 15 years less compared to other parts of the world, said Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Jabor Al Thani, chairman of Qatar Cancer Society, at the Breast Cancer Conference on Saturday.