Breast Cancer Awareness Day at Alghanim Industries
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the world, Alghanim Industries designated Tuesday, 18 October 2016 as Breast Cancer Awareness day within the company. A Breast Cancer Awareness seminar was conducted for female employees by Director - Medical Services, Dr Sameh Aziz, which highlighted the importance of proactive screening and self-examination.
The Medical Services team also offered the seminar attendees a free biometrics evaluation which consisted of: • Weight, height, waist and BMI measurements • Blood Pressure • Blood Sugar • Lipid Profile Blood Triglycerides; LDL; Cholesterol/HDL ratio) Test HDL; (Cholesterol; Non HDL;
Female employees signed up, and were given a detailed results report after the evaluation. Dr. Sameh explained their results and gave them advice on how they can improve their biometric results, and how to go about achieving that.
Commenting on the campaign, Chief Human Resources Officer, George Lambros, said: “We are happy to have held a breast cancer awareness seminar once again this year. With the help of our Medical Services and Corporate Communications teams, we arranged an informative event which highlighted the importance of early detection and the prevention of breast cancer. We at Alghanim Industries care deeply about the overall well-being of our employees, whom we consider our most valuable asset. Accordingly, we conduct a wide array of events and seminars throughout the year that focuses on healthy lifestyles.”
In addition to the seminar and the blood test, there were social events in both the Al Hamra and Shuwaikh offices of the company. Decorated cupcakes were given out, and breast cancer ribbon pins were distributed so employees can show their support for the cause. Additionally, employees at all Alghanim Industries locations were encouraged to wear something pink in recognition of the day.
Alghanim Industries holds engaging employee activities on a regular basis, including blood drives which the company organizes in collaboration with the Kuwait Central Blood Bank (KCBB), Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns, and charity runs and marathons in which the company pays the registration fees for its employees who are interested in joining, in addition to celebrating the national holidays in the company.