Activities and events to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pinktober classes at Hard Rock Cafe This restaurant and bar holds four fitness events through the month, with proceeds from sales going towards breast cancer research. Try Zumba on Friday October 4, salsa on October 11, yoga on October 18 and rock belly dance on October 25. Dhs95 per event. Friday October 4, 11, 18 and 25, 8am-11am. Dubai Festival City (04 232 8900).
Striders Pink Run The Dubai Creek Striders Breast Cancer Awareness Run offers participants the option to take on a 10km or 6km course, with all funds raised going directly to Breast Cancer Arabia. There’s only one rule – you must wear pink. Dhs10. From 6.30am. Friday October 11. Novotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dubaigoespink.com (no number).
Pink is Punk Group Exercise & Water Sports Medley Group exercise classes and fun activities in the sea, with all donations made on the day going towards breast cancer awareness. Free. Friday October 11, 7am-11am. Riva Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga for breast cancer at Safa Park As yoga returns to The Archive, the organisers devote all proceeds from the Saturday October 19 class towards breast cancer research, so make sure you’re part of a healthy turnout. Dhs50 per session. Saturday October 19, from 10am. The Archive, Safa Park, email@example.com (no number).
Pink is Punk moonlight yoga Take part in an al fresco yoga session after dark, with all proceeds from entry fees going towards breast cancer awareness. Dhs70. Wednesday October 23, from 7.30pm. Riva Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
BurJuman Pink Walkathon A little later in the year on Friday November 1, BurJuman’s annual Pink Walkathon is set to take place, with all proceeds going towards the Safe & Sound Breast Cancer campaign. Friday November 1. Zabeel Park, Zabeel, email@example.com (no number).
Ignite Pink is Punk Swim Run Take part in either the spring, open or fun run version of this race, which is held in aid of the Safe & Sound Breast Cancer campaign (and check out a new hotel while you’re at it). Dhs150 individual, Dhs250 team. Friday October 4, from 7.15am. Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah, www.premiermarathons.com (050 715 0785).
Pink Plunge at Gravity Zone Raise money for the Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation and get your kicks at the same time with this daring bungee jump on Friday October 11. The minimum sponsorship amount each participant must raise in order to take part is Dhs2,000. Friday October 11. Gravity Zone, Al Quoz, www.dubaigoespink.com (no number).