Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:


Siemens encourages involvement – Raise awareness for breast cancer

After a highly successful campaign in October 2010, Siemens is continuing its commitment to promoting the early detection of breast cancer.

Siemens has launched a new campaign with the motto “Turn your city pink! Raise awareness for breast cancer.”. The company is encouraging people around the world to spread the campaign motto in their personal environments in the most creative and public ways possible.

The color pink is a global symbol of solidarity with breast cancer patients. Participants should document their efforts – in which pink should be a prominently featured color – in photos or a video and upload them to the campaign website. Siemens will donate five U.S. dollars to a non-profit breast cancer organization for each photo or video that is uploaded, and will award great prizes to the most creative participants.

Around the world, the color pink is a symbol of solidarity with breast cancer patients. So Siemens is encouraging all Internet users who would like to promote the early detection of breast cancer to upload their own campaign photos or videos to the website. Participants have nearly free rein when it comes to creativity – the only stipulation is that the color pink must be included, for example, on t-shirts, flags, buildings, or vehicles. Siemens will donate five U.S. dollars to a non-profit breast cancer organization for each uploaded contribution (limited to a sum of 200,000 U.S. dollars).

Internet users will vote on the best photo or video of the month on the campaign website. The ten monthly winners (October 2011 – July 2012) will each be awarded a pink Apple iPad from Siemens. In addition, Siemens will invite them to attend the donation ceremony scheduled to take place in London in October 2012.

The website is available in six languages (German, English, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish). The website not only provides details about participating in the competition but also offers information about the early detection of breast cancer.

Information includes self examination tips, articles about diagnostic imaging, and a collection of facts about breast cancer.

Visitors can also sign up for a newsletter, which Siemens also offers in six languages. Social media users can visit the Facebook fanpage to obtain more information about the campaign, discuss topics, and encourage their friends to get involved.

Siemens Healthcare held an international campaign in October 2010 to raise public awareness about breast cancer. The company encouraged Internet users to upload their photos to the campaign website and announced that they would donate a specific amount for each image that was uploaded.

The objective of the campaign was to compile all the photos to create a virtual pink ribbon. In just one month, more than 13,500 participants from 109 countries uploaded enough “solidarity photos” to create a virtual ribbon around the world.

In March 2011, Brigitte Ederer, a member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and head of Corporate Human Resources, presented a donation of €100,000 to Susan G. Komen Deutschland e.V.

Prizes will only be awarded if not prohibited by applicable law and regulations in the province, territory or country in which the respective submitter resides. Due to regulatory and legal restrictions, healthcare professionals from the USA may participate in the contest, but cannot be awarded a prize or invited to the donation ceremony

The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest healthcare solution providers and a leading manufacturer and service provider in the fields of medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, hospital information technology and hearing instruments. It offers solutions covering the entire supply chain under one roof - from prevention and early detection to diagnosis and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows oriented toward the most important clinical pictures, Siemens also strives to make healthcare faster, better and, at the same time, less expensive. Siemens Healthcare currently has some 48,000 employees worldwide and is present throughout the world. During fiscal 2010 (up to September 30) the Sector posted sales worth 12.4 billion euros and profits of around 750 million euros.

Florian Gersbach | Siemens Healthcare
Further information:

More articles from Awards Funding:

nachricht TIB advances implementation of transition towards Open Access in high energy physics
13.03.2018 | Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

nachricht Additional 5 Million Euro Funding for Aging Research in Jena, Germany
09.03.2018 | Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Institut e.V. (FLI)

All articles from Awards Funding >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Locomotion control with photopigments

Researchers from Göttingen University discover additional function of opsins

Animal photoreceptors capture light with photopigments. Researchers from the University of Göttingen have now discovered that these photopigments fulfill an...

Im Focus: Surveying the Arctic: Tracking down carbon particles

Researchers embark on aerial campaign over Northeast Greenland

On 15 March, the AWI research aeroplane Polar 5 will depart for Greenland. Concentrating on the furthest northeast region of the island, an international team...

Im Focus: Unique Insights into the Antarctic Ice Shelf System

Data collected on ocean-ice interactions in the little-researched regions of the far south

The world’s second-largest ice shelf was the destination for a Polarstern expedition that ended in Punta Arenas, Chile on 14th March 2018. Oceanographers from...

Im Focus: ILA 2018: Laser alternative to hexavalent chromium coating

At the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show from April 25–29, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is showcasing extreme high-speed Laser Material Deposition (EHLA): A video documents how for metal components that are highly loaded, EHLA has already proved itself as an alternative to hard chrome plating, which is now allowed only under special conditions.

When the EU restricted the use of hexavalent chromium compounds to special applications requiring authorization, the move prompted a rethink in the surface...

Im Focus: Radar for navigation support from autonomous flying drones

At the ILA Berlin, hall 4, booth 202, Fraunhofer FHR will present two radar sensors for navigation support of drones. The sensors are valuable components in the implementation of autonomous flying drones: they function as obstacle detectors to prevent collisions. Radar sensors also operate reliably in restricted visibility, e.g. in foggy or dusty conditions. Due to their ability to measure distances with high precision, the radar sensors can also be used as altimeters when other sources of information such as barometers or GPS are not available or cannot operate optimally.

Drones play an increasingly important role in the area of logistics and services. Well-known logistic companies place great hope in these compact, aerial...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>



Industry & Economy
Event News

Ultrafast Wireless and Chip Design at the DATE Conference in Dresden

16.03.2018 | Event News

International Tinnitus Conference of the Tinnitus Research Initiative in Regensburg

13.03.2018 | Event News

International Virtual Reality Conference “IEEE VR 2018” comes to Reutlingen, Germany

08.03.2018 | Event News

Latest News

Wandering greenhouse gas

16.03.2018 | Earth Sciences

'Frequency combs' ID chemicals within the mid-infrared spectral region

16.03.2018 | Physics and Astronomy

Biologists unravel another mystery of what makes DNA go 'loopy'

16.03.2018 | Life Sciences

Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>