19 Oct 2014 08:30
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has extended its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to guests and employees at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Etihad Airways cabin crew wearing pink uniforms distributed
pink ribbon pins and information leaflets with breast cancer prevention advice
to guests, employees and local authorities in the Terminal 3 departures area of
Abu Dhabi Airport.
Coordinated by the Etihad Airways Medical Centre, the
initiatives are part of the airline’s wider efforts to promote breast cancer
awareness among employees and in the community, particularly during October.
In partnership with the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi and Lifeline
Hospital Group, the Etihad Airways Medical Centre is also hosting a mobile
breast cancer mammography screening unit for employees and employees’ wives
In addition, all female employees, regardless of age, can get a free
consultation at a breast cancer awareness drop-in clinic operating at the centre.
Other initiatives to mark the month and raise funds include
a staff competition, bake sales, wristband sales, educational lectures,
newsletters and updates through Etihad Airways’ intranet site.
The airline also
supported a ‘Pink Plunge Abu Dhabi’ bungee jumping event organised by Breast Cancer
Arabia at Emirates Palace, the annual ‘Pink Polo’ event at Ghantoot Racing and
Polo Club, and the Pink Lady Golf Day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.