On the occasion of the Breast  Cancer Awareness Month, The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, in collaboration with Qatar Cancer Society, will support their “Blossom” campaign with different activities and events taking place in the hotel throughout the month of October.

The main aim of the initiative is to expand awareness about Breast Cancer among the associates of the hotel and the local community in Doha, additionally, to raise donation and support the treatment of patients fighting the malady.

This year, an internal awareness session will be led by Qatar Cancer Society along with the social media influencer and cancer survivor Polly Byles, @followyoursunshine on October 14th. The goal is to provide accurate information about the disease, explain methods of prevention and importance of early detection and screening. Also, Polly will share her personal experience with the battle of fighting against cancer and its positive effects throughout her whole journey.

In addition, The Westin Doha has organized a healthy dessert making session with the hotels’ pastry chefs on October 21st where ladies will learn how to make pink vegan desserts and smoothie bowls; the aim of this session is to promote healthy lifestyle habits and how diet can affect in preventing cancer and to highlight the importance of reducing sugar. Polly Byles (@followyoursunshine) will also attend the event and will share what she has encountered during her battle against cancer, recovery and the positive change on her lifestyle overall.

Commenting on the initiative, Ammar Samad, General Manager of The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa said: “It is an honor for us to collaborate with Qatar Cancer Society for the second consecutive year. As a wellness brand, it is one of our core duties to encourage positive and healthy changes within our community.”

It is also a great pleasure to support QCS and to enlighten our associates with this amazing and engaging awareness session, provide activities for our valuable guests with the event “October is Sweeter at The Westin” since health and well-being are our main values”.

Additionally, as part of the initiative, Heavenly Spa by Westin will be offering a complimentary WestinWORKOUT Fitness class for ladies who wish to apply pink nail polish at Suite Nails throughout the month of October.

Mona Ashknani – Director of Support Services Department – at QCS – thanked The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa for the gesture, and stressed the importance of social partnerships in fighting cancer, calling all parties to join hands in order to raise awareness of the disease.

“Blossom  campaign continues throughout the month and aims to emphasize the importance of periodic examination for the early detection and spreading the culture of healthy life style to prevent it, as well as highlight the health services available in the State of Qatar, activating the society’s role in providing  social  and financial  support to cancer patients  and produce the experiences of individuals living with cancer”  she added.

She pointed out: “Blossom campaign targets all categories of Qatari society through cooperation with various state institutions to raise awareness of this disease and ways to prevent it”. She thanked The Westin Doha for their support for QCS’s campaigns and initiatives and invited all community members to participate in the campaign which continues throughout the month.

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