Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Day at Al­ghanim In­dus­tries

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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.

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