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September 2021

Apparel Group partners up with Harley International Medical Clinic to provide Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening program for employees during Pink October

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Dubai, October 26th: Apparel Group has partnered up with Harley International Medical Clinic during Pink October to highlight the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and Screening program. Apparel Group launched the “Prevention Over Treatment” Breast Cancer Awarenesscampaign, which took place in Apparel Group’s head office in Dubai.

This initiative aims to encourage employees to develop awareness on how sporadic situations and genetics can play a role in developing breast cancer. Genetics Counsellor Dr. Rifaat Rawashdeh from National Reference Laboratory (NRL) highlighted how behaviour and lifestyle factors, including viruses, hormones and chemicals can impact the Gene Panels in the body, which when left untested, can cause cancer.

Consequently, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Munima Habib from Harley International Medical Clinic explained how regular testing and the options available to help reduce the complications from breast cancer. Meanwhile, Specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr. Namrata from Harley International Medical Clinic conducted the medical examinations forApparel Group employees.

In addition, she highlighted the importance of breast self-awareness and how to examine yourself at home. To conclude the talk, Life Coach and Contemporary Artist Hind Abou Chahine ran a meditation art workshop to encourage employees to let go of stress and express gratitude, to encourage mindfulness and inner healing. In addition, Founder of Positivity, Natalie Hassanie shared her story and inspired the employees with her journey towards healing and recovery.

Public education on breast cancer awareness can make a significant impact within the community. Hence, The Pink October Apparel Group program aims to improve the overall health and well-being of employees and their families. The topics discussed by the volunteering medical specialists from Harley International Medical Clinic resonated with employees who have family members going through breast cancer. As a result, Harley International Medical Clinic ensured the employees receive the necessary testing procedures for preventative measures.

Chief Executive Officer of Harley International Medical Clinic, Hala Bhat said “It is important that we show every human that their life is important and to ensure that they have access to education, screening, treatment, support and hope.

Founder & Chairwomen of Apparel Group, Sima Ganwani Ved said: “Apparel Group cares about the wellbeing of its employees. We would like to thank Harley International Medical Clinic for contributing towards our ongoing human resource campaigns during Breast Cancer Awareness month. We will continue to work together to ensure our employees and community have access to relevant resources to prevent breast cancer and provide early detection.”

About Apparel Group LLC 

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy – Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 1850+ retail stores and 75+ brands on all platforms while employing over 16,500 multicultural staff.

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary, Pakistan, Egypt and Philippines. 

Apparel Group has created an omni-channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear and lifestyle such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie’s Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot and Rituals. Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades.


About Harley International Medical Clinic:

Since 2005 Harley International Medical Clinic operating in Dubai, UAE, treating every patient with individual approach in ethical way. Quality and respect to our patients are the key for our Team. We do not compromise quality of our services and we ensure patients are satisfied.

Harley International Medical Clinic team of Doctors and Medical staff have an international qualification and aspires to provide well-being care to individuals across all healthcare facilities and cure serious cases of diseases. Our development journey starts from AL Mankhool Branch and in 2019 Al Barsha Branch joined Harley International Medical Clinic as a Premium Division, where combined state-of-the-art healthcare facilities with high-end services.