Verona, Italy (8 March 2016) – The 8th of March is known as International Women’s Day around the world, and for this particular occasion CROS NT is donating to the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) on behalf of all its female employees.
The WCRF is CROS NT’s 2016 sponsored charity under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. World Cancer Research Fund champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention through diet, weight and physical activity, helping people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
The theme of International Women’s Day ties in perfectly with the collaboration between CROS NT and the WCRF. Women make up 63% of CROS NT’s workforce, and the company aims to educate its female employees on the cancers particularly related to women. CROS NT has also worked extensively in oncological clinical trials with specific indications in women’s health including breast cancer, cervical cancer and ovarian cancer. Breast cancer is the only pharmaceutical pipeline with over 1,000 drugs in development. The WCRF focuses on reducing these cancer risks through healthy diet and exercise routines.
Elena Ledri, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for CROS NT said, “CROS NT has committed to supporting the WCRF in its 25th anniversary campaign and we launch monthly initiatives to encourage our employees in all our global branches to maintain a healthy lifestyle while raising funds and awareness for preventable cancer research. This month we wanted to show appreciation for the women in our company who represent the majority of our staff”.
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About World Cancer Research Fund
For the past 25 years, World Cancer Research Fund has been the UK’s leading charity dedicated to the prevention of cancer through diet, weight and physical activity. By funding and supporting research, developing policy recommendations and providing health information, we have ensured that people can make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of developing a preventable cancer. As we look forward to our next 25 years, our scientific research ensures that we will continue to have the latest and most authoritative information at our fingertips, all underpinned by independent expert advice.
Our analysis of global research shows that a third of the most common cancers are preventable through a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and regular physical activity.