Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
On October 27, the International School of Choueifat ─ Lahore (ISC-Lahore) in Pakistan held an event to raise awareness about Breast Cancer in collaboration with Pink Ribbon Pakistan. Pink Ribbon Pakistan is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce breast cancer mortality in the country by creating widespread awareness through community engagement on prevention, early detection, and increased access to treatment.
During the day, staff members and students at ISC-Lahore participated in a “Pink Walk” on the school campus and donated money for every completed lap. This was followed by a music performance by Pakistani singer Kashif Ali Babar. The activities continued throughout the evening with a tea party hosted by ISC-Lahore. A number of VIP guests were invited to attend including the wife of the governor of Punjab Mrs. Parveen Sarwar, chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr. Nizam Uddin, and Members of the Provincial Assembly, Dr. Seema Bukhari, Ms. Shamsa Ali, and Ms. Talaat Naqvi.
Approximately 10.2 million women are at risk of breast cancer in Pakistan. ISC-Lahore is one of many schools in the SABIS® network which organize social awareness campaigns that aim to improve the community and encourage wellbeing and health.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, people wear pink ribbons to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support those who are fighting cancer therefore the month of October has been labeled Pink October. To learn more about ISC-Lahore, visit isclahore.sabis.net.