I was in Sharq a while ago and saw that Al Hamra Tower lights were all pink, then it hit me! It’s October, and it’s the time of year when pink pops up everywhere in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. I’m glad to see that Al Hamra Tower management has taken such a simple-yet-humane initiative to show their support. What I did is shot a small video that I wish to share with you all to raise the awareness level to help millions of ladies out there.
The message we would like to convey “Please even if you are living healthy without any symptoms, get checked regularly and advise others to do the same”.
Abdul Kareem, a brave smiling little boy at the NBK hospital who has cancer in his leg that is spreading around. In order to save his life he is faced with two options: Get a knee replacement surgery or have his leg cut off.
Why can’t he get a knee replacement? Because they say its not available in Kuwait. However, he can have it replaced in Jordan where the operation is available. What is the problem then? Abdul Kareem is not Kuwaiti and the surgery will cost 30,000 KD which his family can’t cover.
Pledge: If you know someone rich with a big heart or a company willing to cover the cost of the surgery, please contact us ASAP, also we appreciate if you help us spread the word!
I saw that Kuwait Towers lit up last night with pink ribbon to promote October as breast cancer awareness month. All women should get regular examination and learn how to self-examine for early detection.
There will be a charity campaign titled “Life is Precious” by Ruqayah Abdwahab Alqatami Breast Cancer Foundation and Ghalia Club on Wednesday 26 October 2011 at Sheraton hotel.
I read on the paper that starting next year they will display warning label pictures on the cigarettes packets and shisha (sheesha) in Kuwait and other GCC countries. The warning label pictures will highlight the diseases caused by smoking such as cancer, heart and arteries diseases and will cover 50% of the packet.
I have seen this practice done in Europe and in the U.S, it will help increasing the awareness and reduce the temptation to smoke.
I read medical reports claiming that almost 100% of Kuwaitis suffer from Vitamin D deficiency, yes I know many friends and relatives with low-vitamin D when they make lab tests.
This is weird because unlike other vitamins, Vitamin D is made in the skin with the aid of the sun light and we have a long summer and plenty of sun light in Kuwait ! There are foods that contain Vitamin D such as fish, milk, liver egg yolk, or by taking tablets or injections.
Vitamin D helps in cancer prevention, stronger bones, growth among many other important body functions.