In an effort to raise awareness on Cancer, Airtel Lanka held a Cancer Awareness Week for employees in commemoration of World Cancer Day 2020. According to the World Cancer Day initiative, 9.6 million people die of cancer every year. However, at least 1/3rd of common cancers are preventable.
During the one week programme, employees were provided with insights into how simple lifestyle choices could help lower their risk of cancer, as well as an overview of the detection and treatment of the disease. Employees also engaged in a competition where two staff members were awarded a valuable cancer related health screening each.
The Cancer Awareness Week concluded with the Airtel team joining together to raise funds for essential medical items which were donated to the Apeksha Hospital in Maharagama.