Saudi Cancer Society launches ‘Pink Fingerprints’ awareness campaign

A post-graduate student working in cancer research laboratories at the Old Road Campus research building at Oxford University, in Oxford, Britain May 11, 2016. (Reuters)
Updated 02 October 2018
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Saudi Cancer Society launches ‘Pink Fingerprints’ awareness campaign

  • The “Pink Fingerprints” campaign is being launched for a 12th consecutive year.
  • The campaign will be running during the whole month of October

RIYADH: The Saudi Cancer Society launched an awareness campaign on Monday to combat breast cancer under the name “Pink Fingerprints,” and through the Abdul Latif Jameel Center for Breast Cancer Early Detection.
The campaign will be running during the whole month of October, and is aiming to increase the rates of early screening to help improve recovery rates.
The society’s chairman, Dr. Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Kanhal, said that the Abdul Latif Jameel Center will be implementing the campaign to be broader in the bid to spread awareness of this disease.
He added that the “Pink Fingerprints” campaign is being launched for a 12th consecutive year.
He also mentioned that many programs and events will be implemented in cooperation with several health centers, hospitals and universities, which will be taking advantage of the latest tools for early detection, mobile clinics supplied with latest equipment and medical standards.
The mobile clinics will tour different parts of the Kingdom to reach the highest number of people in their homes.
He also referred to an interactive awareness event for the campaign to be held mid-October at the Kingdom’s Commercial Center for two weeks. All participants in the campaign will be able to stamp their fingerprints on a wall to mark their involvement.
In addition to providing a space dedicated for clinical examination for visitors who wish to do so, there will also be an educational corner on self-examination.


Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

Updated 21 March 2019
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Salman Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr. to host discussions during Saudi Film Festival

  • The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts
  • The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month

DHAHRAN: As part of Sharqiah Season in the Eastern Province, the fifth Saudi Film Festival will feature Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Indian superstar Salman Khan.
The six-day celebration of cinema is organized by the Saudi Arabian Society for Culture and Arts (SASCA) in partnership with the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra).
Khan recently announced in a video message that he will visit Ithra on Sunday as a guest of the film festival.
“Hello Saudi Arabia, assalamu alaikum,” he said in the video. “See you at Ithra on the 24th of March, InshaAllah.”
The actor is best known for his performances in blockbuster Hindi flicks such as “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Ek Tha Tiger” and its sequel “Tiger Zinda Hai.”
In “An Evening with the Stars,” Khan will talk about his lengthy Bollywood career as both a film star and a producer.
He has starred in more than 80 Bollywood films, and has produced more than 30 via his production company Salman Khan Films.
On Monday, Gooding Jr. will take to the stage to discuss his 30 years of experience as an actor.
The American is best known for his performances in “Jerry Maguire”, “A Few Good Men” and “Men of Honor.”
Gooding Jr. has played more than 85 roles over the course of his career. He won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Rod Tidwell in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire.”
Tickets to both events, as well as for the film festival as a whole, are available on Ithra’s website.
The Sharqiah Season, the first of 11 Saudi seasons of entertainment, will run until the end of the month, with more than 83 activities in nine cities.