On the 1st December 2012, under the Patronage of her Highness Sheikha Al Yazia Bint Al Saif Al Nayhan, wife of the UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s first and only team of Breast Cancer Survivors will leave for Antarctica.
The team will fly to the most Southerly place in the World (Ushuaia) on UAE National Day and have a flag ceremony planned to celebrate the day and the start of their ten day floating expedition aboard a purpose built ice vessel M/V Plancius.
During the expedition the team will complete a series of activities to include kayaking, snow shoeing, shore camping and the opportunity to summit on two mountain peaks as well as enjoy the wildlife of Antarctica – penguins, whales and seals to name a few!
“ This expedition is a great opportunity to reinforce the strength and spirit of women, women as explorers and highlight the UAE as an emerging leader in the field of women’s health. The team are fabulous roving ambassadors for Breast Cancer awareness and great spokeswomen to encourage more women to get into action and take charge of their health. Prevention is always better than cure so as well as awareness and education we believe strongly in the importance of regular screening and a integrated healthy active lifestyle.”