QRP International raises awareness for Pink October
Every year in October, the teams of the QRP Group, QRP International and QRPeople unite their forces to raise awareness for breast cancer.
This year, we handed out “handmade” creations of Charlène and Manon from Atelier Celcius to have our employees proudly wear Pink October pins. In this way, QRP participates in its own way to support and raise awareness of the campaign against breast cancer. All profits of the pins are donated to the Breast Cancer Research.
Why Pink October?
In Luxembourg, breast cancer is the most common female cancer and the main cause of death among women aged 50 to 70. Among women, breast cancer accounts for an average of 82 deaths per year. The objective of Pink October is an organised screening programme within your country in order to detect breast cancer early and reduce mortality. If breast cancer is detected early, it can be cured in almost 90% of the cases.
Pink October is a prevention campaign highlighting the risks of breast cancer and promoting scientific research as well as support for women and men (yes, men too!) who unfortunately are affected by this medical condition.
Through our initiative (and all those organised around the world), we like to promote breast cancer screening.
- Think Pink Lux
- Programme Mammographie: women between the ages of 50 and 70 are encouraged to get screened by participating in the Health Directorate’s organised breast cancer screening programme (in French)
- There are awareness and information days organised in the following hospitals: at Centre Hospitalier du Nord (CHDN) on 13 October, at Hôpital Kirchberg Robert Schuman (HRS) and at Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg (CHL) on 18 October, at ZithaKlinik on 20 October and at Centre Hospitalier Emile Mayrisch (CHEM) on 21 October 2022.