Monday, October 11, 2010

DAILY DIARY: This Month is PINK for Cancer Awareness

As Andy in his awesome blog post Cancer in Oman pointed out, this month is for cancer awareness the world over, and that cancer is growing to be one of the major killers in Oman.
This same month back in my home country, Muslim girls raise money and awareness by wearing pink hijabs (and face veils).
Oman is trying to raise awareness for early detection of cancer (especially breast tissue types) through the National Cancer Awareness Center http://www.ocancer.org.om/aboutus.aspx. Oman is unique in the world for breast cancer occuring in very young women (pre-menopausal) so regular examinations are recommended twice yearly for Omani women over the age of 18.

Thank you Andy (really) for the following social calendar event.
Andy: "If you have the time and money, why not support cancer awareness by attending this special event, Parampara, at the Al Bustan Palace this coming October 21st?