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Technip Hosts Event to Help Employees be Breast Cancer Aware

23 June 2008

23 June 2008

Technip recently held an event to raise awareness of the importance of being breast cancer aware. A day was dedicated last week to providing information on breast cancer, which mainly affects women, but also affects over 250 men every year. This forms part of the company’s calendar of events related to health and lifestyle information.

On the day, a presentation was given by Ann Hudson from NHS Grampian to which all employees were invited to attend. However, going one step further the company provided every female employee with a Breast Self-Examination Glove. This reusable aid helps women to detect breast changes more easily.

The company, who is signed up to the national Healthy Working Lives initiative, is committed to providing a range of health information to enable its employees to make positive lifestyle choices and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of some of the major causes of ill health. Further to the event, Technip will make a donation to a Breast Cancer charity.

Technip will also be raising awareness of cancers that affect men with an initiative starting later in June which is focused on prostate cancer.

Derek Howden, QHSES Director Technip said; “This is a great initiative that will hopefully help break down some of the barriers that can prevent women generally from examining themselves regularly or going to their GP if they suspect something is wrong. As 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, it is very important that we support national efforts to educate and inform about breast and other common types of cancer.”