Charity auction in Dubai fetches record price ($7000) for a Burger
The “Pink Bite”, organized by the Pink Caravan yesterday at Galleries Lafayette in Dubai Mall, broke the record of the highest price paid for a burger at AED 25,960 ($7,000) during an auction held to raise funds for the Pink Caravan.
The burger was prepared by Pink Caravan ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, in support of the Pink Caravan’s aim to spread the message about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
The Higher Organising Committee of the Pink Caravan announced that the charity auction raised AED 72, 180.
Pink Caravan ambassadors were divided into three teams to prepare burgers and sell them at the highest price during the 45-mitnute auction. The previous most expensive burger in the world was sold for $5,000 in Las Vegas.
Taking part in the Pink Bite event were Pink Caravan ambassadors, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani, Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development in Sharjah, and his team along with his sons, Sheikh Abdullah and Sheikh Sultan, as well as TV presenters Saoud Al Kaabi and Ameera Al Fadl.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani’s team raised AED 47,520, including the sale of the world’s most expensive burger, while the team of TV presenter Saoud Al Kaabi and artist Fayez Al Saeed managed to collect AED 13,000. TV presenter Ameera Al Fadl along with her team came up with burgers that were sold for AED 11,660 -with all the money raised from the burger auction going to the Pink Caravan.
Ameera Bin Karam, President of the Board of Trustees and Founding Member of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) and Head of the Higher Organising Committee, expressed her delight at the level of support the Pink Caravan has received. She said, “I am proud of Pink Caravan ambassadors who have always proved their supportive stand by the Pink Caravan to enable it to achieve its goals. We have succeeded once again in delivering our message in supporting the Pink Caravan’s mission and highlighting breast cancer in a fun and entertaining manner during the Pink Bite event whose revenues will go to the Pink Caravan Ride, to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer.”
She added, “The significant support from UAE leaders and various segments of society is the reason behind the success of the Pink Caravan and what it is today, which will take the charity to a new and qualitative phase to better serve the nation and the Emirati community “.
“It was great to be able to host the Pink Bite event. The pink ambassadors really came together, totally out of their comfort zone and into the kitchen! They were all excellent and embraced the spirit of this charitable event night. Not forgetting a big thank you to all our generous customers who managed to raise an incredible sum of money for such a worthy cause.” Says Russell Impiazzi, Culinary Director of Lafayette Gourmet at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall.
The Pink Caravan Ride, which aims to serve the region and educate the public organizes medical examinations and breast cancer screenings for citizens and residents of UAE.