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Ceramic Experts for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

CeramTec in Pink: Actively Fighting Cancer

CeramTec Group, 2017-10-24


 

On October 25 of this year, CeramTec will once again play an active role in promoting breast cancer research at all its locations worldwide. The company is supporting the global awareness campaign with the CeramTec goes pink day. This day addresses the disease with numerous employee activities. CeramTec will also donate 2,000 euros to the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and 500 euros to Pink Ribbon Germany.

The company, headquartered in Plochingen, Germany, is known for its social commitment. After the success of CeramTec goes pink last year, the ceramic experts decided to play an active role once again in the 2017 global awareness campaign. The wide range of employee activities around the world will be captured on film.

 
CeramTec employees are wearing pink during the “CeramTec goes pink” campaign.
 

 
Breast Cancer: The Most Common Cancer in Women

With nearly 75,000 new cases each year, breast cancer is by far the most common form of cancer in women in Germany. In contrast, 600 to 700 men are diagnosed with this disease each year. The early detection program from the German national health care system gives women who are 30 and older the possibility to have an annual clinical breast exam. Women who are between 50 and 69 can take advantage of the quality-assured mammography screening every two years. The chances of recovering from breast cancer are very good if it is caught at an early stage. For this reason, CeramTec is actively supporting the campaign at the company with a special day, which contributes to awareness of the disease and to the promotion of breast cancer research.

 
Financial Support for Research and Awareness

The experts for high-performance ceramics are supporting cancer research with a 2,000 euro donation to the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), which will be presented at the German Congress for Orthopedics and Traumatology (DKOU) in Berlin. The Pink Ribbon Germany awareness campaign will also receive a donation of 500 euros.

Member of the Board Dr. Hadi Saleh with the cheque for the German Cancer Research Center
at the DKOU Congress / Berlin