October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer remains one of the most common cancers across the globe, with one in every eight women being diagnosed. The good news is, from 2007-2017, the numbers have been declining and thankfully, more and more people are joining the movement to think Pink and make it a Pink October.
Pink October at InterContinental The City Doha
InterContinental the City Doha joins this global initiative to raise awareness about breast cancer not only for women but also for me. Contrary to popular belief, men are also at risk of having breast cancer (although the percentage remains lower than of women). In partnership with The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) through The National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Program: Screen for Life, they aim to educate more people about the importance of early detection, and the different initiatives and programmes available across the country.
Screen for Life
The ‘Screen For Life’, with its mission to raise cancer awareness levels across Qatar, conducts information dissemination drives through various campaigns and outreach programs. They urge women, especially those who are aged 45 and above to undergo a mammogram and routine check-up. It is important to highlight that these tests are free of charge for all citizens and residents, by calling the program’s call center at 8001112.
Strata Lounge: Special pink edition theme nights for the entire month of October.
The Square: Indulge in an exclusive pink themed brunch on 6 & 20 October.
Prime: Have your steak with the exclusive pink peppercorn sauce.
Hwang: End your meal with a touch of pink – try the special pink fortune cookies!
Lobby Lounge: Enjoy the special pink afternoon tea for the whole month of October and don’t forget to take home decadent pink delights and cakes.
Al Jalsa Garden Lounge: Pink ice cream and the famous karkade (hibiscus) mocktail will be available for the entire month of October.
Pink Afternoon Tea at Lobby Lounge
For only QAR 105, enjoy pink themed pastries and unlimited tea or coffee of your choice at the Lobby Lounge.
The Lobby Lounge
Ground Floor, InterContinental The City Hotel, Dafna
I was a guest at InterContinental the City Doha on this occasion. However, all photos and opinions are mine.