Stories of Hope

Pink Ribbon Crafters paint the town pink

Pink Ribbon Crafters is a group of passionate volunteers and artisans who create handmade items from knitted toys, candles to jewellery sold in exchange for donations to support breast cancer research and patient treatment in the UAE. 100% of proceeds are donated to Al Jalila Foundation in partnership Brest Friends.

The volunteers, many of whom are breast cancer survivors, work tirelessly throughout #PINKtober to sell their goods online, setting up stalls at various venues, giving awareness talks and promoting their online fundraising campaign on YallaGive. In 2019 alone the Pink Ribbon Crafters raised AED 180,000 to fund patient treatment and invest in vital medical research to find a cure.

Lina El-Sharif, Co-Founder of Pink Ribbon Crafters and a 2-time breast cancer survivor, is passionate about helping fellow breast cancer patients on their road to recovery “The community created by this project is beyond magical. We have over 70 volunteers aged between 14 to 80 years old sharing one purpose: to help women battling breast cancer.”

Follow @PinkRibbonCrafters on social media to find out more about their #PINKtober activities and where you can buy pink handmade goods to give hope to breast cancer patients.

Pink Ribbon Crafters paint the town pink