MAF offers residents a 60% discount for cancer examinations

Sharjah Holding PJSC, a strategic partnership between the government of Sharjah and Majid Al Futtaim Properties, announced that Al Zahia, the first residential community in Sharjah organized a Breast Cancer Awareness session earlier this month.

The session, held at Al Zahia community, in collaboration with City Centre Clinics, aimed to increase breast cancer awareness by educating women about the importance of regular check-ups for early detection and offering free examinations during the event. The session was open to the homeowners and residents of Al Zahia who also received a 60% discount for comprehensive breast cancer examinations at specific branches of City Centre Clinics.

Commenting on the initiative, Ted Young, Project Head, Al Zahia, said, “We are honoured to support such a noble cause and do our part in the battle against a disease that affects so many women worldwide. The stigma associated with cancer has always had a major impact for late diagnosis, and at Al Zahia, we aim to raise community awareness to combat breast cancer and promote early detection, which can lead to a longer, healthier life.”

The Breast Cancer Awareness session showcased free screenings, educational workshops on self-examination methods, dispelled myths and misconceptions, and educated people about the importance of detecting the disease as early as possible. Al Zahia embodies a vision to create a progressive community with focus on promoting the health and happiness of its residents. This initiative reflects the company’s philosophy to support the members of its communities.

“The number of breast cancer fatalities has dropped since 2015, thanks to spreading awareness. Events like Al Zahia’s Breast Cancer Awareness session are vital and we are delighted with the participation witnessed; our goal is to create better medical access and provide a path towards wellness” added Young.
The event witnessed the participation of 65% of the homeowners and residents at Al Zahia community. The medical screenings and workshops were conducted by a fully-equipped team consisting of five medical staff, including doctors and, assistants.

Dubai Gazette