Saudi Arabia: Will a New Flag be Placed Atop Mt. Everest?

I have always had and continue to have the highest respect and admiration for HRH Princess Reema Bandar bin Sultan Al-Saud.  She never disappoints and continues to have new innovative plans that give recognition to Saudi women and the need for more educational awareness of breast cancer.

Eyes of the world will be upon Princess Reema and ten Saudi women in early May when they will climb Mt. Everest towards raising awareness of breast cancer.  This particular endeavor will not only raise awareness of breast cancer but also underscores the importance of healthy lifestyle habits and staying physically active.

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among Saudi women and around 8,000 cases are discovered each year of which 50 to 60 percent are diagnosed at a late stage. Despite government efforts, the rate of breast cancer has climbed from 7.6 per cent 10 years ago to its current high of 24 per cent of all cancer cases.

Princess Reema and her team of pink warriors are truly women after my own heart.  Perhaps after their endeavor there will be a new flag flying atop Mt. Everest which prominently displays the pink ribbon in honor and remembrance of ALL women who have fought breast cancer.



7 Responses

  1. I understand that they will only be going to the base camp?

  2. Princess Reema bint Bandar had always been an active advocate for breast cancer awareness. I pray n hope she and the other Saudi women a great success on reaching the Mount Everest’s peak!These ladies are very brave and are an inspiration!

  3. Thank you, R. You are correct – they will only be going to the base camp.

  4. […] now Princess Reema bint Bandar Al-Saud is preparing to lead a group of ten Saudi women to the Mt. Everest base camp.  No group of Saudi men have yet to complete this […]

  5. What a beautiful feat!

  6. […] am very pleased that Saudi Arabia has become much more proactive in the War Against Cancer.  The initiative of Zahra Breast Cancer Association under the sponsorship of HRH Princess Reema bint Bander Al-Saud […]

  7. A Saudi did reach the summit in 2008 his name was Farouk Al-Zuman

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