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Women in Saudi Arabia offered free rides for breast cancer checkups

The move came as part of an efforts to raise breast cancer awareness in society

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As part of efforts to raise breast cancer awareness in society, Easy Taxi has partnered with the Zahra Breast Cancer Association to give away all its female customers free rides to do breast cancer check-ups in different hospitals in Jeddah and Riyadh.

The association has made arrangements for free screening for breast cancer in selected hospitals in the two cities.

Eugen Brikcius, general manager of Easy Taxi Saudi Arabia, said: “We are honored to partner with a foundation as impactful and inspiring as Zahra Breast Cancer Association that gives women a fighting chance by providing early detection, education and support services. This is a worthwhile cause we should shed the lights on in admiration to every patient who lost once the battle or is still fighting”.

The offer is valid till the end of October and covers hospitals in Riyadh such as the National Program for Early Cancer Detection and Abdullatif Center for Early Detection and Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi Center of Excellence in Breast Cancer in Jeddah.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness about the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many ignore to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages.

Female users can benefit from this offer by printing out the free ticket they will receive on their Easy Taxi registered email.

Easy Taxi has announced in September that the company will offer free rides to female voters to voting centers in four Saudi cities during the municipal council elections in December.

It said the company will send free ride vouchers to their female customers “in hopes that it will help women’s first vote be as hassle-free and smooth as possible”.

The customers can use the vouchers to head to any of the voting centers in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Al-Khobar.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on Oct. 15, 2015.