Abu Dhabi turns pink as runners unite for charity
Zayed Sports City turned pink on Friday as more than thousand participants ran five to ten kilometres for the cause of breast cancer awareness.
The sold-out event saw more than a thousand runners adorned with pink, who raised over Dh50,000 for the Al Jalila Foundation, which will go towards cancer research.
The popular event was an overwhelming success, with participants of all ages and fitness levels joined together for a great cause.
During the event mobile mammogram units, Wellness-On-Wheels, offered free mammograms to the public, as a way of encouraging women and men to take the early detection test.
Sophie Bergeron, a Pink Run participant, said: “This event is very personal for me as I have close relatives who have been affected by cancer.”
Mubarak Al Ameri, Vice-President, Corporate Communication of Senaat noted that supporting such causes is vital, as it helps create a healthier community in the capital.
Steve Watson, Managing Partner of Gulf Multi Sport, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the reception of everyone who came to show their support.”
There were also three course records set on the day in three categories.
Running for the third year, the event continued to inspire those who are raising money for friends or family who have been diagnosed with the life-threatening disease. Some of the participants are cancer survivors themselves.