Cancer Awareness Activities: Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Europe, the Middle East and Africa: "Got It?" Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign for Employees

"Got It" Campaign Image

Olympus regional subsidiaries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa conducted the "Got It?" campaign to educate all employees about colorectal cancer and the importance of prevention. The campaign included distribution of leaflets on colorectal cancer screening and prevention measures to all employees and offered to get a stool test screening (FOBT: Fecal Occult Blood Test).
Awareness events are regularly executed, for example, by offering internal keynote events with experts on the topic of cancer prevention or by supporting charitable organizations providing support to young people suffering from cancer illnesses.

UK: Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a registered charity that provides specialist health care information and financial support to people affected by cancer. The charity also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.
A three-year education grant by Olympus in the UK has been awarded to Macmillan in support of their Macmillan GP's. This program is designed to influence and improve the local standard of care for patients, which will also enhance care for people affected by cancer from early diagnosis to survivorship.