NYUAD Begins its Fifth Annual Breast Health Awareness Campaign

The iconic campus dome turns pink every October, in line with globally recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Press Release

To recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) is kicking off its fifth Breast Health Awareness campaign to promote breast health education. Once again, NYUAD has lit its campus dome pink in order to raise awareness of the importance of breast health.

NYUAD’s Breast Health Awareness campaign aims to spread positivity and promote awareness of the disease, encouraging the UAE community to further educate themselves on breast health, with cancer being the third leading cause of death in the UAE, and breast cancer the most prevalent type.


“Education is the key to early detection and early detection is the key to survival. Our community is enthusiastically committed to supporting breast health awareness and we hope that this year our awareness campaign encourages women to assess their own breast health, and urge family and friends to do the same.”

NYUAD Director of Wellness and father of a breast cancer survivor, Wayne Young

The NYUAD community will be clothed in pink, as students, faculty, and all community members are encouraged to wear the symbolic color as part of the WEAR PINK Wednesday initiative. The University will also be participating in the annual ADCB Pink Run, which raises awareness and shows support for the global campaign. The run takes place on Saturday, October 12, at Zayed Sports City.

The month will also see participation from NYUAD faculty and students in a series of activations, sport and community events, fitness games, community outreach, and volunteering opportunities. In order to continue dialogue about breast health, NYUAD’s Office of Community Outreach will also share stories across their social channels related to early detection, hope and bravery throughout the month of October, in remembrance and celebration of loved ones lost to the disease.

NYUAD students and faculty are conducting ground-breaking research into various aspects of cancer, including recently developing hybrid molecules that could serve as a new category of anti-cancer agents.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.