Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah Hospital (RAK) has announced it will be setting up a free camp for blood pressure, blood sugar and eye checks for participants taking part in the RAK Goes Pink — Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 23.

With October being breast cancer awareness month, the campaign will see participants coming together to walk, run and jog a distance of 1.5km, 3km or 6km at Al Marjan Island Boulevard in RAK to raise awareness of breast cancer.

According to a recent Canadian research, women suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with advanced stages of breast cancer. “What people also have to understand is that there is a significant link between diabetes and breast cancer. This is why it is important for women to get regular blood sugar testing, among other reasons,” said Raza Seddiqi, CEO Arabian Healthcare Group and Executive Director of RAK Hospital.

Published: gulfnews.com | October 20, 2015

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