Breast cancer is not race, religion or class orientated. It is only with research, education, early intervention and public awareness that we can fight this disease.
Think Pink Bahrain is a non-profit organsiation that was founded by Ms. Julie Sprakel, in 2004. Over the years the money raised has been directed towards a number of areas that would better support the Kingdom in regards to breast cancer awareness, education and care. Initially donated over BD 120, 000 towards the National Mammography Drive initiated by the Ministry of health and Bahrain Cancer Society, the Charity became registered as the only stand alone breast cancer society in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our governance is in accordance with the Ministry of Social Development along with collaboration with the Ministry of Health
What started as a one off event to mark our Founder’s 30th birthday, is now a nation wide awareness campaign. Since inception, Think Pink Bahrain has raised over $US 1, 801, 849.68 (updated 2016) and falls within three of the Charity’s Funds: Awareness, Education and Research.
Members and volunteers of the Think Pink Bahrain team donate their time, expertise and business acumen to support the ongoing work of the Charity. The committee and executive board have been selected to compliment the Founders vision and enable Think Pink Bahrain to run efficiently and effectively thus ensuring the success of this mission
The core principle of Think Pink Bahrain’s philosophy is education. Education is the first step to prevention. When we educate our mothers, daughters, sisters and nieces, we can help them make informed decisions, which may ultimately save their lives. Our ongoing investment in education will enable the people of Bahrain to receive and have access to the best healthcare professions with a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment.
Think Pink Bahrain aims to empower people at grass root levels through collaboration with local affiliates to continue to promote the importance of education and screening programs and community based outreach projects.