More than 12% of women will develop breast cancer throughout their lifetime. At Fresenius Kabi, we have the well-being of our patients at our heart. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual occasion to increase awareness of the disease, draw attention to the importance of early detection, and related care. Because: Raising awareness for cancer can save lives. In honor of this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our employees around the world showed their commitment in very different ways:
In the United States Fresenius Kabi employees participated in the American Cancer Society (ACS) Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Thanks to the nearly 50 employees, friends, and family members who came out to support the cause, Fresenius Kabi is contributing more than $12,000 to the American Cancer Society.
Fresenius Kabi in Haina, Dominican Republic, proudly joins the international campaign to do its part for breast cancer awareness in the Caribbean nation. In order to make a visible statement Fresenius Kabi’s employees in Haina pridefully wore a pink attire for every Friday of the month and shared the message of this inspiring initiative. At the site, information about breast cancer was shared via email, monitors, roll-ups and flyers, a conference on breast cancer detection and prevention took place and there was a free offering on breast sonography. Another highlight was a march for breast cancer awareness, to which Haina employees gathered.
But there are even more teams that keep on running for the good cause 30 colleagues from Fresenius Kabi Brasil attended the event “59ª Corrida e Caminhada Contra o Câncer de Mama”, a run for Breast Cancer Awareness in São Paulo.
At the beginning of this year, our colleagues from Mirandola, Italy, have launched an initiative called #WeCare – with many different measures and projects covering the areas of health, safety, social and environmental sustainability. In October they have participated The Pink Walk which was organized by the Cancer Patients Association AMO (Associazione Malati Oncologici) to raise awareness such as much-needed funds.
Around 50 Fresenius Kabi participants including their families, friends and even neighbors took part in this good cause. Fresenius Kabi donated for every participating employee.
Our colleagues in France also put on their running shoes and took on breast cancer with the Odysséa organization. Whether they covered 5 or 10 kilometers, walking or running - everyone showed great commitment!
Everyone can make a difference
As a value-driven organization, Fresenius Kabi truly cares about the people in its communities. We are dedicated to help improving patient outcomes and to be a partner for its stakeholders. Keeping this in mind as a global healthcare company, this spirit and engagement as well as the related values are shared by all employees worldwide every single day. Their engagement stands representatively for all the social engagement campaigns and activities initiated and driven by Fresenius Kabi employees around the world.
Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the website of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.