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Things to do: October 23 to 29

M is all about...being in the pink for a worthy cause.

 

Put your best foot forward Only a few things can tempt us out of bed at 8am on a Friday, but getting some exercise in the fresh air, supporting a worthy cause, and a chance to win a Dh2,000 gift voucher from Saks Fifth Avenue can do it. This Friday, we’re donning our trainers for the annual Safe & Sound Pink Walkathon to help raise funds to fight breast cancer.Last year’s event saw more than 8,000 people take part in the 3.6km walk, and this year is meant to be bigger and better. Other attractions include a live jazz band and many top prizes up for grabs from Kaya Skin Clinic, Dragonfly Spa and BurJuman stores. See you at the starting line... The Safe & Sound Pink Walkathon walk starts at the BurJuman Centre, Dubai at 8am on Friday. Registration costs are Dh50 for adults and Dh30 for children aged 8- 12. Children younger than eight can walk for free. All funds raised go to supporting free mammograms, patient care and further awareness. www.safeandsound.ae

 

Fuchsia Finesse

This beauty bonus is just impossible to ignore as it comes in spectacular bright fuchsia packaging. In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Elemis has designed a limited edition Sparkling Beauty Collection containing five goodies from the Elemis range. These include some of our favourite products such as Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Visible Brilliance and Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules, all neatly packed in a luxurious travel bag for dazzling beauty on the go. For every sale of the product range, which retails at Dh350 (almost 60 per cent off from Dh829), Elemis has pledged a donation to Breast Cancer Care. Available at Elemis Retail at Debenhams Mirdiff City Centre, 04 2316600 and VaVaVoom in Arabian Centre, 04 284 5392

 

Take a bite for breast cancer

You know us, we need no excuses to sink our teeth into anything sweet. But this month, we are eating for a cause, as some of the bakeries around town are supporting breast cancer charities. Here are three of our favourites:

Sugar Daddy’s Always a crowd pleaser, Sugar Daddy’s has designed a Breast Cancer Cupcake. You can choose from any vanilla, red velvet or chocolate sponge with white frosting and a pink ribbon. And if you’re still craving something sweet, try their charity sugar cookie. Dh15 per cupcake and Dh7 per cookie. All proceeds go to the regional King Hussein Cancer Foundation. www.sugardaddysbakery.com

Kitsch Bite into any cupcake decorated with a pink ribbon and you’ll be supporting the BurJuman’s Safe and Sound campaign. Dh12 each. The Souk at Central Market Al Markaziyah, 055 2650 226. www.kitschconcept.com

Maison Sucre Indulge in Maison Sucre’s fragrant rose-water delicacies. Dh14 per cupcake, with proceeds going to Breast Cancer research. Maison Sucre in the Al Manara Jewellery Building, corner of Khaleej al Arabi and Zayed the First Street. 02 639 6622 www.maisonsucreuae.com

 

Liberty for your wrist

S*uce and Liberty Art Fabrics London have joined forces to sell plaited and beaded bracelets by the Turkish designer Hilal Onat, whose accessories are a regular on our S*uce wish list. All proceeds go to “Friends Of Cancer Patients”, a charitable foundation run by volunteers based at the Sharjah Women’s Club. For more information on the charity go to www.focp-uae.org. 

Bracelets are available at S*uce, Marina Mall, 02 681 8650; Village Mall, 04 344 7270; Dubai Mall, 04 344 7270; S*uce Gifts at XVA Gallery, 04 353 8468; S*uce Lite, 04 344 4391; Circle Café, 04 342 8177 and all Nbar and Jetset outlets throughout the month of October

 

Strands that stay

There is nothing worse than combing your hair when it’s wet, and feeling like you’re ripping your follicles to shreds. M has found the perfect solution; a lovely, silky spray that makes combing wet hair a breeze. It’s also pink and a donation from each sale goes towards cancer research. What’s not to like? I.C.O.N. Replenishing Spray, Glow Beauty Salon, One to One Hotels, Al Salam Street, Abu Dhabi, 02 495 2150

 

Website of the week: www.simplycheck.ae

Whether you want to learn more about breast cancer, how to self-check, or to book an appointment with a specialist, this website created by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) is full of vital information. Easy to navigate, packed with advice and details of screening centres, the site aims to empower and inspire women.

 

A secret not to be kept

We’re excited to see the rise in Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns, and love that we can shop and support the cause at the same time. Women’s Secret is donating Dh10 from each bra bought from the Must collection to the BurJuman Safe & Sound Breast Cancer charity campaign, under the patronage of the UAE Red Crescent Society and Dubai Health Authority. We can’t think of a better time to stock up on lingerie. Women’s Secret, Marina Mall, 02 681 8070; Abu Dhabi Mall, 02 644 2212; Deira City Centre, 04 295 9665 and elsewhere

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