Ticket to ride

Saudi taxi services offers free rides to women who get breast cancer check-ups

A Saudi woman gets into a taxi. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/GettyImages)

Easy Taxi, a car service in Saudi Arabia — a country where women are still not allowed to drive motor vehicles — is offering free cab rides to women who go to get breast-cancer check ups at hospitals in Riyadh and Jeddah. The company teamed up with the Zahra Breast Cancer Association and will be offering the special service throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month in the country. “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,” Eugen Brikcius, the general manager of Easy Taxi, told the Saudi Gazette. And this is not the first time the cab company has offered its services for a good cause. In September, Easy Taxi announced free rides for women who want to vote in the municipal elections coming this December, which is the first time women in the country will have the right to vote.

Read the full story at International Business Times.


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