Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has joined the fight against breast cancer by extending its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to guests and employees at Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Etihad Airways cabin crew wore pink uniforms as they distributed pink ribbon pins and information leaflets with breast cancer prevention advice to airline guests, employees and the local authorities at the Terminal 3 departures area of Abu Dhabi Airport.
This initiative was coordinated by the Etihad Airways Medical Centre and forms part of Etihad Airways’ wider efforts to promote breast cancer awareness among its employees and in the community during the month of October.
The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi and Lifeline Hospital Group has partnered with the Etihad Airways Medical Centre to host a mobile breast cancer mammography screening unit for employees and employees’ wives over 40. All the airline’s female employees, regardless of age, can also get a free consultation at a breast cancer awareness drop-in clinic at the centre.
Etihad’s other initiatives to mark the month, and help raise funds for the fight against breast cancer, include a staff competition, bake sales, wristband sales, educational lectures, newsletters and updates through Etihad Airways’ intranet site. The airline also supported a ‘Pink Plunge Abu Dhabi’ bungee jumping event organised by Breast Cancer Arabia at Emirates Palace, the annual ‘Pink Polo’ event at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club, and the Pink Lady Golf Day at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.