Cancer awareness month
Ramboll’s employees in the Middle East dedicate the month of October every year to create awareness about the different types of cancer. The objective is to enhance awareness, early detection and treatment of the disease. As part of the campaign, employees participated in the lined-up activities to create awareness and in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the activities included a fundraiser with the proceeds going to Al Jalila Foundation.
A charity flea market was organised throughout the month where employees sold and bought items. Lung and breast cancer awareness talks were also conducted by renowned healthcare providers across the offices, covering topics like prevention, early detection, causes, and indicators of cancer. An inspirational cancer survivor talk in the UAE organised by Al Jalila Foundation greatly moved employees.
Our colleagues in the Dubai office organised a ‘Food Fiesta’ lunch buffet while colleagues from the Abu Dhabi and Doha offices had a breakfast gathering. Employees wore pink and blue to show their support towards the cause of breast cancer and other types of cancer, at the same time had fun in participating in the indoor games’ challenges, puzzles, cup challenges, shooting, etc.
0n 31 October, the last day of the campaign, a movie night and a Halloween party was organised where employees along with their families enjoyed costume party and movie screening at the Dubai office.
Together with the collections made from the fundraising events, a portion was contributed by Ramboll for Al Jalila foundation. Employees’ enthusiastic participation in all the events through the month, made this campaign a big success.