Speaking of sports bras and what’s in’em, ten Saudi women are getting ready to climb Mount Everest in an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer.
“Destination Mount Everest” is under the patronage of Princess Rema Daughter of Bandar bin Sultan AlSaud, in association with the ministry of education and health.
The effort comes after the guinness world record achieved by Saudi Arabia for the largest human awareness pink ribbon in 2010.
All of the participants are either survivors of breast cancer or have a close relative that is battling the disease.
One of my best friends lost his mother to breast cancer, another extremely good friend’s wife has been going through her own journey battling the disease, so the subject affects me deeply on a personal level.
They say 8000 new cases are discovered yearly among Saudi women, 50-60% of them in late stages.
Shout out to American Bedu who is going through her own battle with the disease and raising awareness through her own blog and activities.