On OCTOBER 26 2020, #PINKDAYTOSHINE 2020 was concluded.
The PINKDAYTOSHINE photoshoot
was organized over a period of 2 days, with all Covid safety measures. This session is offered to 10 Breast Cancer warriors every year, who volunteered to be a part of PINKDAYTOSHINE shoot & share their story. In 2020 we had over 27 applicants sign up for the 10 slots of the #PINKDAYTOSHINE shoot.
We are truly honored to connect with some extraordinary ladies, who chose to embrace life despite all the odds they had to face. They are truly an inspiration.
It was our pleasure to gift them a free photoshoot with makeup by professional artists, and we saw them SHINE on the inside & outside.The 2020 shoot took place at Rove Dubai Marina on 17th and 18th October."I wished to gift these extraordinary women who never let Cancer dullen their spirits, a memorable day, a day celebrating them along with beautiful portraits capturing their true essence.", NithyaAmidst the pandemic , the 2020 causal getogether was organized online. Being a virtual get-together Nithya opened it to all people ( Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their families) not restricted by their geo-location. The virtual get-together had over 180 registrations, with participants from UAE, Germany, Canada, USA and India.
The official unveiling of images & stories from #PINKDAYTSHINE
2020 by the GM of Nikon MEA took place during the session. We listened to the inspiring stories by some brave survivors & those currently fighting breast cancer. Each of whom came forward to help others battling Breast Cancer and also reach out to their families. Few of our gift sponsors joined to share their positive wishes to the Breast Cancer warriors and also shared their personal experience of a dear family member battling breast cancer.
Apart from the experience of Breast Cancer warriors connecting & sharing their story, Nithya wished to offer them more through PINKDAYTOSHINE2020.2020 causal getogether was joined by a panel of medical experts who offered insights on importance of early detection, surgery & post care, on the importance of self care & mental wellness , on how to cope with this medical condition. They also addressed the queries by family members and primary caregivers of Breast Cancer patients. Special thanks to speakers:
PINKDAYTOSHINE 2020 would not have been possible without the support of compassionate brands & women run small businesses in the region."Behind each of these brands are individuals who feel deeply about the cause or who have had a dear family member battle Breast Cancer. They have lend their voice and offered their services or products as gifts, together making it a memorable experience for the attendees. There is a lot of love and regard in every gift.", NithyaNikon MEA is the official imaging partner for this probono photo project, lending their voice towards Breast Cancer Awareness. Nikon also co-sponsored the beautiful decoration. Rove Hotels is the official location partner.
- Dr Mohamed Al-Bashir , General and Breast Surgery Consultant at Ain Al Khaleej Hospital Al Ain , Levantine Medical Centre, and Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. Diplomat of the American Board of surgery & member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
- Dr Rafia Rahim , Consultant Psychiatrist Al-Ain Hospital
- Dr Jeena Fiji Shaijan , Specialist Psychiatrist , Speciality Medical Centre, Sharjah
Their team arranged for us a lovely location with special food & drinks for all the attendees.
Special thanks to our lovely makeup artists
who volunteered to offer the services probono : Paula Goia, Priyanka Sarkar, Koshaa Vora.BrestFriends from Al Jalila Foundation for spreading a word and helping us reach out to more Breast Cancer warriors in the region.
As a gesture of appreciation for coming forward & to applaud their strength and resilience, Nithya along with select brands put together a goodie bag of gifts for the participants of PINKDAYTOSHINE shoot.This year we had gifts from: Embassy of Malta UAE, Booktopia, BeadsMythbySindhu, Dj Natura, Molly & Me , Searfi offer gifts and lend their voice to the cause.Special thanks to the individuals who offered their support but wishes to stay anonymous. Ms. Bindu Ganesh, Ms. Maya Kartha RJ FM96.7 UAE, Mr Ganesh Mangathil, thanks to little Ameyaa (5yrs old) who packed all the gifts into gift bags and Ms Cheery for the decoration.