Celebrating Courageous Women across the Nation

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“Corporate wellness should be a necessity not a luxury” has been the driving motto of Amity Health that delivers speedy access to quality yet affordable healthcare while supporting healthier living by behavioral change through their Wellness Lounge initiatives and disease management programme.

Their recent partnership with Club Exec has paved the way to reach a large sector of Dubai residents as a first step into a larger plan to cover the UAE, with tailor-made programmes, ensuring members take their healthy lifestyle to a new level. The Club Exec Membership provides its holders with a host of benefits including FREE access to top Fitness & Health Clubs across Dubai. Moreover members are encouraged to build on healthy habits by way of a rewards scheme that will see them reap results with a variety of gifts, hospitality vouchers as well as air miles.

During the month of October, Club Exec and Amity Health have teamed up to spread the word about breast cancer prevention during a breakfast meeting where guest speaker, Linda Berlot, a cancer survivor tells her story and her fight to beat the disease.

Linda’s determination to support women during an ordeal she knows so much about has been her ongoing campaign for the past 5 years. She is vice president of the non-profit charity organization, Brest Friends that has recently partnered with Al Jalila Foundation, to operate legally in the UAE and continue with the work that is so valuable to them.

Linda has always viewed her challenge with breast cancer as a turning point in her life, one that gave her the opportunity to change and grow. In the five years since being diagnosed, Linda has embarked on an expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness for the cause, has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and has entered numerous sporting and dancing competitions that she would have never considered before her cancer.

“It is important for women to be proactive about their health, and about creating conversations in our communities that will lower the stigma that prevent us from being proactive’, says Linda.  ‘In my campaigns I address the important topic of fear and reiterate the fact that by being proactive, women can live a full and enjoyable life after cancer.”

The attendance being representatives from government and corporate organizations related to the Health and Insurance sectors, Linda’s address is about prevention from the disease through early detection, communication as well as the support system to enable cancer patients win their battle.

“We are honoured to be part of such a worthy cause. Club Exec is highly committed to a healthy lifestyle and encouraging good habits to sustain good health for all members of the family’, said Suki van den Berg, CEO of Club Exec.

‘Women being at the base of the family, it is only normal that prevention and care are easily accessible and affordable and we salute Amity Health for their untiring efforts to provide just that here in Dubai”, added Suki.

“Besides having personal family experience with breast cancer, supporting this initiative forms part of our drive to empower people to manage their own health and wellness’, said Michelle Camps, Brand, Wellness & Human Capital Manager of Amity Health. ‘Early detection of breast cancer and following the right treatment is key to saving lives”, she added.

The event was held at Fortnum & Mason and was attended by officials and high representatives from a number of local organizations.

More about Linda Berlot

Linda’s story serves as an inspiration to everyone; she is a breast cancer survivor and now living a fulfilling life working in the UAE as a team coach with big corporates and run her own coach training school. She is a tireless campaigner and provides help, support and information to breast cancer patients and survivors. She is also the vice president of the non-profit charity organization, Brest Friends. Brest Friends has recently partnered with the Al Jalila Foundation, which means that they can operate legally in the UAE and continue with the work that is so valuable to them.

Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 years ago and it was thanks to her proactive approach to health, having regular mammograms and examinations, that she was able to detect her cancer in the very early stages of its growth. Although she did have a bi lateral mastectomy and reconstruction, finding out about her cancer early meant that she did not have to undergo chemotherapy or radiation.

Linda has always viewed her challenge with breast cancer as a gift, a turning point in her life, one that gave her the opportunity to change and grow. In the five years since being diagnosed, Linda has embarked on an expedition to Antarctica to raise awareness for the cause, has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro, and has entered numerous sporting and dancing competitions that she would never have considered before her cancer. She continues to accept challenges that she would never have considered before and continues to live a full and fulfilling life.

More about Club Exec

Club Exec is loyalty programme offering deals across the UAE. Be it in Health & Leisure, Lifestyle or Beauty, members get access to exclusive discounts and offers in health clubs, gyms, hotels and retail. Club Exec has been in operation since 2008, starting with a limited membership in the Aviation before opening up to the Health and Education sectors. The primary goal of this club is bringing affordable lifestyle to residents of the UAE while creating an interest for members to go more often to the Gym by incentivizing them with points and rewards. Club Exec presently counts over 1,200 individual members and another 15,000 employees who have received the membership card as part of their Employee’s benefits. www.clubexec.net

More about Amity Health

Amity Health is a multinational facilitator of quality and affordable health insurance for key stakeholders in the healthcare delivery chain, while supporting healthier living through behavioral change through their Wellness Lounge initiatives and disease management programme. Fuelled by a passion for excellence and genuine care for beneficiaries, the members of Amity Health’s management team are specialists in their fields and offer a wealth of experience.

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