14 November 2018Last updated

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Think pink

The world goes pink in October in support of those affected by breast cancer. Here’s our round-up of what’s on where and how you can get involved

By Catherine Harper
1 Oct 2015 | 12:00 am
  • Pink is Punk Run:Swim.

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  • Pink is Punk Run:Swim.

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Fit for the cause

Put your best foot (and arm) forward for the annual Pink is Punk Run:Swim. Set to be held at Anantara The Palm on October 9, the event – hosted by Ignite Fitness and Wellness – features four categories of race, so there’s something for all levels of fitness. Fancy dress is actively encouraged and there’s a prize of afternoon tea at the Burj Al Arab for the best dressed. On-the-day race pack collection is from 6am with races starting at 7.15am, and entry fees are from Dh70 to Dh250, with all proceeds going to a breast cancer awareness charity. Spectators are very welcome with the purchase of a ticket.

Raising awareness

This year’s BurJuman Safe & Sound Campaign asks you to take 3 Steps To Make A Difference. Simply download the app, walk any time in October - tracking your progress using the app - and donate to either Brest Friends or Al Jalila Foundation, and if the total distance walked by all participants exceeds 50,000km, Bur Juman will donate an extra Dh100,000.

SensAsia Urban Spa

Special spa deal

SensAsia Urban Spas are offering specially tailored treats in honour of breast cancer awareness. The In The Pink package – Dh565 for 110 minutes – includes a Balinese massage, a Tickled Pink SensPolish and an Even Pinker SensWrap with rosehip tea, white clay and cranberry to cleanse, purify and nourish. There’s also the special-edition Signature Blend oil for Dh99 and most importantly, the entire cost of both the In The Pink package and the special-edition oil will be donated to UAE charity Friends of Cancer Patients.

Three pink products to try


1. Tweezerman special edition 2015 precision in pink neon great grip lash curler A portion of all sales goes to a breast cancer organisation.  Dh80, Tavola

OPI I Think in Pink

2. OPI I Think in Pink nail polish Show your support for the cause with this soft pink shade. Dh49, Sephora

Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Pink Edition

3. Elemis Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm Pink Edition This limited-edition skin radiance balm comes with a pretty pink mini tablet case. Dh155, SensAsia Urban Spas

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper