Hemel Hempstead business park Breakspear Park has offered the 1,300 employees working on-site free checks, advice and information to raise awareness of the risks of breast cancer and how to spot signs of the disease.
On 23 October 2019, the organisation invited employees of the various organisations with offices at the business park to sign up for one of 16 appointments to receive a full clinical examination, as well as advice and guidance by a healthcare professional from cancer screening provider Check4CAncer. To book a slot, employees could email the marketing manager or visiting the park’s central contact point, The Hub.
All 16 available appointments were fully booked and a waiting list was set up in case anyone dropped out.
Employees were also sent a weekly newsletter detailing where they could pick up information from breast cancer charity Coppafeel!, and posters were pinned across Breakspear Park as part of the awareness campaign. These provided business park employees with tips on how to check for cancer, and why it is important to do so.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees across the park were encouraged to wear something pink on 23 October to represent a united front against cancer.
Dina Mistry, marketing manager at Breakspear Park, said: “Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in the UK so we decided to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With statistics showing that one in seven women will have breast cancer in their lifetime, and that 390 men are now being diagnosed a year, we thought it was vital to educate our staff on what they should be checking for.”