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AUS holds week-long Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
American University of Sharjah (AUS) held a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign this week on campus on the occasion of the Global Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was organized by the AUS Office of Student Affairs' Community Service Office and the Student Council.
The week-long campaign started with members of the Pink Caravan distributing informational material to raise awareness about breast cancer, providing instructions on how to conduct self-tests and highlighting the importance of early detection. A bake sale was held and various student-sponsored ethnic clubs supported the fundraising effort by offering traditional foods in the event. Among the participating clubs were the Emirati, Saudi, Bahraini, Qatari, Palestinian, Jordanian, Turkish, Tunisian, Korean, Armenian and Lebanese cultural clubs.
Other fundraising efforts included the sale of pink t-shirts and ribbons, henna painting and a traditional food fest hosted by Office of Student Affairs' Student Multicultural Learning Program. On the entertainment side, a special dabke performance was presented by students of the Palestinian Club. All proceeds of the campaign will be donated to Pink Caravan to support breast cancer research and for the treatment of breast cancer patients. "We organize this campaign every year to spread awareness about this disease among AUS students and to highlight the importance of timely screening to detect the disease at its early stages," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.