On the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) PQSC recently organised a seminar for its employees in partnership with the National Breast and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme ‘Screen for Life’.
During the seminar, the Screen for Life team presented a lecture about breast cancer, including symptoms, stages and possible preventive measures, in addition to Mammogram, the early detection test every woman between 45 to 69 years old should do once every three years. The lecture also included details about where women can get screened. al khaliji was keen to maximise the opportunity for participants of the seminar to gain a wider perspective on the disease and promote a message of hope.
According to Rana Al Assad, Head of Personal Banking at al khaliji, they are deeply committed to the well-being of their employees.
We are very grateful to have a healthy, strong staff contingent whose fitness is extremely important to us. Most of them leave their families behind in their home countries to come and work with us in Qatar. We feel protective of them and do not wish for anyone in our employ to fall prey to any illness, let alone to a potentially terminal class of disease such as breast cancer. A seminar like this is informative and educational, and will help people to watch out for developing symptoms and to learn about how to treat these diseases, and perhaps to take care of their bodies and lifestyles better.’
She said that the awareness session demonstrates the bank’s support to the campaign to create public awareness and reach out to the youth of Qatar.
In tackling cancer, it is often crucial to respond powerfully and swiftly through a grassroots campaign. I am confident that through events like these, we are not only spreading awareness but also sending out a strong message of hope.’
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed worldwide in October, as an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. The campaign’s mission is to help those affected by breast cancer and to minimise mortality through early detection, education and support services.
al khaliji affirms its commitment to the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility through their proactive stance, and contributes to supporting the community through initiatives and campaigns that make a positive impact on society.
For updates and more information about the different campaigns ongoing in Qatar this month, check out the Marhaba listing below.