Upcoming Event- September 28th: Blue Friday- Cancer Awareness @ Work

BITCI News - Events - Uncategorized - Sep 10, 2012

Blue September is a campaign to promote awareness of men’s cancer by having fun with the colour blue whilst discussing a serious topic.

‘Blue Fridays’ are awareness days that seek to encourage cancer awareness @ work. They are simple “template” based CSR days, designed to enable companies to spread the message of men’s cancer awareness easily whilst fundraising for important patient services.

Bank of Ireland will host a Blue Friday morning awareness seminar at 9:30am-10.30am on Friday 28 September at their Burlington Plaza office.

This important wellbeing in the workplace event is open to all Business in the Community member companies. Come and see how you can run a similar event at your workplace.

EVENT OUTLINE

Mary Moorhead – CEO Mater Foundation
Introducing Blue September Campaign, how the campaign raises awareness and the resulting impact (specifically patient services at The Mater Hospital)
Mary will also introduce the concept of Blue Fridays

Dr David Galvin – Urological Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and Prostate Cancer Chairman
Dr Galvin will be talking about the relevancy of men’s cancer in Ireland, how it is treated, the importance of what to look out for and how Blue September is helping improve patient care in Ireland

Philip Keenan – Prostate Cancer Survivor
Philip was diagnosed with Prostate cancer earlier this year and at 38 talks about the importance of awareness on the subject.

RSVP please to Gavin Harte, Corporate Responsibility Consultant – BITCI at gharte@bitc.ie by Wednesdy, 26th September to register and book your place.

 

Location: Bank of Ireland, Burlington Plaza, Dublin 4

Date: 28/09/12

Start Time: 09:30
End Time: 10:30