Monday, October 27, 2008

Global Pink Hijab Day

October is the month of breast cancer awareness, and with that in mind, I want you all to consider wearing a pink scarf this October 29th in solidarity and support of the women batteling this horrible cancer.

Passionately pink for breast cancer

Issued by: CANSA Go passionately pink for October and keep cancer survivors close to your heart. This is the message from the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) for its awareness campaigns in October, which is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The pink ribbon is an international symbol for breast cancer awareness. Many South Africans wear pink or pink items such as pins and ribbons in order to show their support for the cancer cause.
The Pink hijab day initiative started in North America, but this year we can make it an international event. Breast cancer is an issue that can affect all of us, so lets fight it. No matter where in the world you are, put your pink scarf on October the 29th.

This year's Global Pink Hijab Day is being held on Wednesday October 29th. For those not familar with the initiative, the day is "intended to initiate dialogue and shatter stereotypes of Muslim women and their Islamic headscarves or Hijab, as well as raise breast cancer awareness".

So on Wednesday 29 October, put on your pink scarf.

Dr Nafisa Vawda
084 578 6013

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