• Hascol is observing October as #PinkTober, Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(Karachi, 27 October 2021; Immediate Release) Hascol Petroleum Limited (“Hascol”) has partnered with Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH), the leading cancer hospital and research facility in Pakistan to observe October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also known as #PinkTober. As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Hascol has chosen to address this dreaded disease in Pakistan, and organized a webinar in conjunction with SKMCH. Hascol’s employees their relatives and others attended the early detection session in person and online.
Pakistan has one of the highest fatality rates from Breast Cancer. This is despite the fact that globally breast cancer is one of the easiest types of cancer to treat, if detected early enough. The reason Pakistan’s fatality rate from breast cancer is much higher than other countries is that detection is usually done significantly later in our country than elsewhere. This is because of a lack of awareness about this disease across our country.
Hascol distributed Pink Ribbons to its employees to raise the flag to build the resolve that together we can conquer this dreaded malady by arming ourselves with the necessary information on how the disease can be detected early enough that it can be treated successfully. Employees are being encouraged to wear the pink ribbons throughout #PinkTober to signal Hascol’s participation in this life-saving cause.