Help raise big money for breast cancer research next month

IGNITE Pink is Punk returns to Dubai in October with a trio of events to help raise funds and awareness of the need for breast cancer research.

The organisers are big on transparency and focused on effective fundraising with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to Brest Friends, in association with Al Jalila Foundation.

The wellness-centric events include a back-to-back swim and run, some moonlight yoga and a paddleboarding session. Eccentric pink attire is thoroughly encouraged and there are even spot prizes for the ‘Brest Dressed.’

Registration is now open for the three events and all those taking part in the run and paddleboarding will receive an IGNITE Pink is Punk singlet and goody bag.

It all begins at 6am on Friday 4th October with the IGNITE Pink is Punk Swim:Run at the Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort. It’s an open 600m swim and 3km beach/pavement run, with two junior categories for ages six-11 years old, and 12-16 years old. The younger pinkletes will still face a challenging 200m swim and 800m beach run. Prices from AED 73.50.

On the 8th October, it’s the turn of IGNITE Pink is Punk Moonlight Yoga. Anyone 16 and over can head to Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort from 7pm for an uplifting and purifying candlelit beach session with mesmerising marina views. Prices from AED 105.

RIVA Beach on Palm Jumeriah will host a Pink is Punk first on the 11th October, IGNITE Pink is Punk Pink Paddle. A stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) session gets underway from 7am, with multiple distance categories between 1km and 4km. Ages 10 and up are welcome and for those without boards, rentals are available. Prices from AED 63. 

Remember it’s all for a good cause. As Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Alolama, CEO, Al Jalila Foundation said “breast cancer remains one of the most serious health challenges affecting women today.”

Since 2008, IGNITE Pink is Punk has raised over AED 350,000 for breast cancer-related charities and this year, 100 per cent of the proceeds will once again go to Brest Freinds. It’s an event that’s only possible with dedicated organisers, generous sponsors, committed hosts and you.

Events 4th-11th. Registration fees from AED 63. All events take place on Palm Jumeirah. Register now at www.ignite.ae. Registration for the swim/run closes on the 1st October (get clicking), for the yoga on the 3rd October and the 6th October for the SUP.

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