Galderma Inspires Hope with Breast Cancer Awareness Support
This October, Galderma, a global leader focused on medical solutions in skin health, is joining the cause by leading a number of initiatives that raise awareness and support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Galderma will donate $25 to National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) on behalf of every new patient member who signs up for the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards Program throughout the month of October, up to $50,000. ASPIRE is free to join and members get instant access to incredible savings and rewards on Galderma products while helping make a positive contribution to providing early detection and support services for a disease that impacts 1 in 8 women in the U.S.
In addition, Galderma is hosting a Pink Day on October 3, 2016 at their corporate U.S. headquarters in Fort Worth, TX. During Pink Day employees will be encouraged to participate in activities to raise awareness and will have the opportunity to hear from National Breast Cancer Foundation representatives on important initiatives for their program Helping Women Now®. Throughout the month of October, employees will also be able to receive free mammograms, emphasizing the importance of early detection. The company will be providing transportation to make it convenient for employees to go to the appointments during the work day.
It’s estimated that over 246,660 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the NBCF, it is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. As an active supporter of the cause, renowned Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Lisa Cassileth, Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Founder of the Bedford Breast Center, has partnered with Galderma to inspire hope. Dr. Cassileth has been helping breast cancer survivors for many years by performing breast reconstruction procedures for those who have fought in the battle of their lives. In fact, she’s advocating for more aesthetic practices because of the number of patients she’s had walk into her office with a mastectomy scar wondering what could have been done to minimize the scarring.
“In the aesthetic and corrective field, we are all about trying to make women feel beautiful and boost their confidence. When a woman who is facing breast cancer walks into my office, I see that they often struggle to feel beautiful and womanly again,” explains Dr. Cassileth. “Many women will undergo a mastectomy and come out with a scar that impacts their everyday life. In addition to disease awareness, I want to empower women to take back control of their bodies. Being aesthetically-conscious during and after treatment can help patients to reclaim their appearance following treatment. I’m pleased to share my voice with Galderma and National Breast Cancer Foundation to help these women feel like their feminine selves again.”
Through Galderma’s commitment to advancing patient outcomes in aesthetic medicine the Company also recently partnered with Mentor Worldwide LLC, a global leader in breast aesthetics and reconstruction to work with surgeons to elevate the patient experience across the companies’ innovative aesthetic & corrective brands and offerings.
“All of us at Galderma are deeply inspired by the work National Breast Cancer Foundation has led on behalf of every person impacted by breast cancer across the country,” said Kelly Huang, PhD – VP & General Manager of the U.S. Aesthetic and Corrective business of Galderma. “Knowing that 2.8 million breast cancer survivors are living in the United States today has motivated us to take action for our mothers, wives, daughters, sisters and friends. Through our partnership with organizations like NBCF and Mentor we seek to achieve our mission of innovation to address patient needs, as well as empowering doctors who dedicate their lives to helping patients feel better- both on the inside and out.”