BankDhofar participates in annual cancer awareness walkathon
As part of its commitment to participate in various activities and events that contribute to the development and well-being of the society, BankDhofar staff recently participated in the 14th Annual Cancer Awareness Walkathon, organised by the Oman Cancer Association (OCA).
The walk took place at Qurm Natural Park, and was aimed at spreading awareness on breast cancer. The walk, which is held annually as part of the global Breast Cancer Awareness Month, witnesses the attendance of a large number of volunteers, who gather to show their support to the campaign.
On participating in the annual event, Sami Omar al Zadjali, executive manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications, said, “We are honoured to join the local communities we serve in, showing our support to breast cancer patients and their families.
“As we all know, cancer is a disease that has affected a number of individuals and families, either directly or indirectly, and our staff are passionate about supporting those currently affected.”
As part of its transformation strategy ‘Together 2020’, which aims at reaffirming its position as a leading bank in the sultanate and the best in the Gulf, BankDhofar continues to provide the best customer experience, innovative products and creative services that are custom-made to meet the needs and requirements of our customers. BankDhofar Believes that happy, engaged and healthy employees are the cornerstone of a successful organisation, therefore transformation programmes have placed employees at the forefront through a number of initiatives.
Established in 2004, Oman Cancer Association’s objective is to create public awareness for all types of cancers, through community-based programmes and spread the importance of self-examination and early presentation as the key to early diagnosis and proper, timely intervention.
The association primarily aims to educate the community on the early signs and symptoms of different cancers.
Oman Cancer Association works hand in hand with the healthcare providers in the field of cancer management as a patient support group, helping patients get early appointments of appropriate doctors and also acting as a support for patients to help them understand the problem.
CSR is an important pillar of BankDhofar’s operations.