In line with its ongoing commitment to the health and well-being of its employees and communities, GCS Spain has launched a local campaign to coincide with breast cancer awareness month, involving everything that surrounds us marks our day to day. For us it is essential to raise awareness among our staff, customers and the general public about the disease and the importance of being aware and staying alert for its early detection and prevention.
As part of its campaign, GCS Spain has illuminated its main office in Valencia in pink, and has taken containers and trucks out to sea and onto the streets with the breast cancer awareness ribbon.
According to the WHO “Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, worldwide two million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year.” The diagnosis has an indescribable emotional impact on each patient, but also on the family , friends and colleagues.As an integral member of the communities in which we operate, and with a large community of employees, Global Cargo System joins the fight against breast cancer and wants to do its part to help raise awareness of that prevention and early detection is essential.
Since 1980 important advances have been made in the treatment of breast cancer; between the 1980s and 2020, age-standardized breast cancer mortality in high-income countries fell by 40%. In low- and middle-income countries these improvements have yet to be achieved. The improvement in results is the result of the combination of early detection and effective therapies, based on surgery, radiotherapy and pharmacotherapy.
According to Geicam (the association for breast cancer research) estimates that in Spain there are about 132 cases of women who suffer from it for every 100,000 citizens. The chance of developing breast cancer is about 1 in 8 women.
From Global Cargo System, we want to send a message of solidarity and support to all the people and families who are fighting against this disease.