Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Millions of men, women, and families are affected every year by breast cancer. October marks a special month of honoring doctors and researchers working to fight the disease and the survivors who battle day-in and day-out to recover, and to remember those who have lost their lives to this dreadful disease.

I am proud that the towers of the Bahrain Financial Harbor, one of my country’s most prominent architectural landmarks, are illuminated with pink lights to remind men and women in Bahrain who are at risk for breast cancer to remain active in its prevention. In partnership with the Bahrain Cancer Society, many Bahraini businesses are encouraging their employees to wear pink to show their support for education and early detection. It is exciting, each October, to see the creative ways so many individuals find to support breast cancer awareness.

Here at the Embassy in Washington, we have long been supporters of a variety of breast cancer-related charities, including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and we will continue our efforts to promote maximum awareness of the disease.

To the men and women working for a cure: thank you.

Please click here to learn about breast cancer early detection in Bahrain and here for information for women in the United States.


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