New Zealand GE employees were joined by a surprise visitor for their ribbon event on October 21 – Sir Richard Branson
‘GE Pink Ribbon Racers’ managed to beat their fundraising target by almost 50 percent
GE employees in Colombia were joined by customers to form their pink ribbon
GE employees, their families and customers have been gathering during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early screening. Already this month, multiple ‘human pink ribbons’ have been formed around the world and now another nine GE sites have joined in.
Employees at GE Japan’s Hino, Tokyo, site combined their pink ribbon with annual earthquake and disaster preparedness exercises on October 17. Overall, nearly 350 staff took part in a walking event and were joined by doctors to help promote breast cancer examination.
Staff in Austin, Texas were joined by around 300 customers from the Centricity Healthcare User Group at a local hotel on October 20 to form their ribbon and reflect on the impact of breast cancer. October 21 saw employees from GE Healthcare gather in Limonest, outside Lyon, France, for their pink ribbon.
A very Russian-themed ribbon event took place in Moscow on October 21, where employees, including members of the GE Women’s Network, were joined by the Head of the Cancer Prevention Fund and a guest radiologist. Attendees gathered around a large Russian doll to form their ribbon and later enjoyed ‘Pinkberry’ frozen fruit yogurt.
New Zealand GE employees were joined by a surprise visitor for their ribbon event on October 21 – Sir Richard Branson. Branson, who was in New Zealand visiting his employees affected by the earthquake last year, and also attending the Rugby World Cup Final, kindly agreed to join the event photoshoot.
October 22 saw the Turkish family day take place in Ankara, which featured a pink ribbon and children’s events for the family. After forming the ribbon, staff and their families were entertained by a Turkish clown and music. Staff joined to celebrate the different ways in which they contribute to promoting early detection of diseases such as breast cancer.
The event in Brazil had more than 200 people taking part in stretching, exercises and a run to promote women’s health. Also on October 22, GE employees in Colombia were joined by customers to form their pink ribbon.
Over 50 GE employees, friends and family took part in the Orange County (California) Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure On October 25. The ‘GE Pink Ribbon Racers’ managed to beat their fundraising target by almost 50 percent. Clarient, a GE Healthcare company, held their employee pink ribbon event in nearby Aliso Viejo, California, which attracted over 200 staff members to join Clarient president, Ronnie Andrews.
To close off the month, more events will be taking place in Boston, Berlin, Mexico and South Africa.