To jump start AUE’s 2016 Cancer Awareness Campaign (CAC), the empathetic and concerned faculty and staff members of AUE will be visiting children at their cancer wards on 8 February, 2016.
With the help of Friends of Cancer Patients Society (FOCP), AUE will be spreading the joy and handing out presents to lift the spirits of the children suffering from cancer in the UAE. In addition, anyone wishing to support AUE’s good giving day can come along for the ride and make their mark outside the wards.
Through this endeavor AUE hopes to help bring a positive attitude towards cancer, support healthcare innovation and encourage an open-mindedness to a disease that the World Health Organisation warns is on the rise amongst children in the UAE.
According to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), in addition to leukemia, neuroblastoma are the most common types of cancer in infants under a year old, and third most common in children under 10, with about 35 to 40 cases reported in the UAE each year. Early detection is vital as when neuroblastoma tumors are in stage four and have spread to other parts of the body, only 15 to 20 percent of cases can be cured.
There is nothing more frightening to a child than the unknown. As children have a mind so creatively imaginative, an open education on cancer will set their minds in the right direction, helping them look to the future and fight even harder than they have known they could.
Children are the future, shaping our society into a modern oasis of learned and educated minds.
AUE’s support for the fight against cancer is an ongoing one that started its story with the 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Forum (BCAF).
With women in the Emirates being at higher risk of breast cancer than in any other country in the world, AUE saw this as a direct message to promote an education void of any misapprehensions on the causes, symptoms, preventions and treatments of breast cancer.
With a highly successful outcome and a multitude of support from all walks of life, AUE was able to help attendees incorporate support for awareness into their personal identity and lifestyle.
As a higher education institution, AUE wanted to educate all of its female attendees and their families after realizing a shocking fact that, breast cancer in younger women is more aggressive and less likely to react to treatment than in older women. As a result, an awareness of early detection and an appreciation for regular examinations amongst attendees had now been imbedded in them, as part of an action plan for early or pre-mature diagnosis.
The one day forum saw 14 experts in the field of medicine and breast cancer share their knowledge and bestow upon everyone a new way of thinking about breast cancer that ultimately roared survival and prevention.
Supporters were also encouraged to learn self-examination, which results in doubling your chance of survival, and to take into account the educational reading on the website for future reference. Consequently, the forum was an eye opening experience driving attendees supporting AUE in future campaigns on cancer.View Previous Forum