This Pink October, Kiabi together with Hudson launched an awareness building campaign to raise funds for the research fund called Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT). In collaboration with Europa Donna, the fund provides scholarships to PhD students to continue furthering in the field of cancer research. The campaign tells the story of people effected by cancer – including survivors as well as their closest friends and family.
ABOUT THE RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT TRUST
Throughout the month of October, all donations received will be directed towards supporting the scholarship program administered by the Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) at the University of Malta. This initiative is managed by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and overseen by Prof. Godfrey Grech from the Department of Pathology and Prof. Therese Hunter from the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry. Europa Donna is delighted to sponsor the second PhD Scholarship in Breast Cancer Research.
For more information regarding the scholarship, click here
KIABI X PINK OCTOBER
The campaign invited six breast cancer survivors, engaging them in a touching photoshoot where they candidly shared their personal journeys while enjoying a transformative makeup session. These courageous models selected their attire from the extensive Kiabi collection, readily accessible within all Kiabi outlets in Malta. This collaborative endeavour not only underscores Kiabi’s dedication to championing breast cancer awareness but also reflects Hudson’s genuine commitment to empowering survivors and fostering a sense of beauty, confidence, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Each year the renowned fashion retailer, extends its commitment to the cause of breast cancer awareness by actively retailing the Pink October collection within its outlets situated in the Mediterranean island of Malta. This noble initiative not only showcased Kiabi’s dedication to advocate the crucial cause of breast cancer awareness but also highlighted their unwavering support for the global Pink October campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection, and raise funds for vital research and support programs.
Throughout the month of October, Kiabi stores actively distributed Europa Donna collection tins, further representing their unwavering commitment to supporting breast cancer awareness.
EUROPA DONNA MALTA
Europa Donna Malta was established with the goal of raising awareness about breast cancer and the significance of breast health in Malta. Europa Donna Malta’s primary mission is to offer companionship and support to individuals who have received a breast cancer diagnosis, providing encouragement throughout their treatment journey, recovery process, and potential reconstructive surgery. Their commitment extends to assisting breast cancer survivors in regaining a positive body image and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Additionally, they provide invaluable support to the family and friends of patients and survivors.
The group is a valuable resource for offering friendly and up-to-date advice on what to anticipate post-diagnosis and beyond. They also actively contribute to improving the knowledge and expertise of healthcare professionals by offering specialized literature and educational opportunities. Europa Donna Malta’s overarching objective is to advocate for high-quality care models and enhance the treatment environment. They are dedicated to promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
To keep updated with Europa Donna, click here
Pink October, often referred to as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, individuals, organizations, and communities come together to promote early detection, prevention, and support for those affected by breast cancer.
During Pink October, you’ll often see iconic pink ribbons, landmarks illuminated in pink, and various fundraising events and activities. The pink ribbon has become a symbol of solidarity and hope for breast cancer survivors and patients worldwide.
One of the primary goals of Pink October is to emphasize the importance of regular breast cancer screenings, such as mammograms, and self-examinations. Early detection greatly increases the chances of successful treatment and survival, making awareness crucial in the fight against breast cancer.
This annual campaign also serves as a platform to share stories, offer support to individuals and families impacted by breast cancer, and encourage ongoing research efforts to find a cure. Pink October reminds us that together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and help save lives.
KIABI X HUDSON
Established in 1978 in Lille, France, the brand was rooted in a straightforward idea: developing fashion that caters to diverse tastes and budgets. The company’s triumph has been forged through a blend of fashion and retail expertise. The brand showcases the most current collections catering to men, women, and children. Additionally, it offers lines for expectant mothers and those requiring plus-size options, along with clothing options for infants and toddlers, an array of lingerie, and an ever-refreshing inventory updated on a weekly basis.
In Malta, Hudson Group is the leading retailer and distributor of Sports and Fashionwear products, representing numerous brands such as NIKE, Intersport, The North Face, Eastpak, Crocs, Columbia, Ted Baker, Converse, Timberland, New Look, River Island, Kiabi, Alcott, Calvin Klein Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Exchange and Mango. It also hosts its own online store as well as its franchise chains – Urban Bratz and Urban Jungle. Internationally, the Group currently has a direct retail presence in European and African countries as well as a distribution base covering over 30 territories. Hudson is also present in Cyprus through Kiabi.
For more information about Hudson representation of Kiabi click here.