Breast Health Awareness Starts With You – 8 November 2003
Johnson & Johnson staff gets serious with breast health when some 18 ladies from various departments in Johnson & Johnson “graduated” from a workshop on breast health conducted by Dr Evelyn Ho and assisted by 3 trainers (Margaret Gooi, Tay Jiat Hua, and Lynn Leong) from the Breast Cancer Welfare Association and Rosa Ho from the J & J Medical division.
J & J has been committed to raising breast cancer awareness since 2001 and it was timely that more staff became involved in the promotion of breast health awareness as well as learn the proper technique of self breast examination. Besides, getting to grips with their own breasts, it is hoped that they will be able to become ambassadors of breast health and be able to guide others on the path to breast health awareness! Learning how to be breast aware is not as simple as it sounds, yet with the proper guidance and motivation, it can eventually become second nature to the person. Hands on training with teaching breast models, role playing and games to illustrate situations – psychological, cultural and physical helped to ensure that time flew even though it was a 4 hour workshop.
|Georgia (far right) is trying to put the toothpaste she has just squeezed out into the tube|
Do participants really get the “message” in the “passing the message” exercise? Mei is trying really hard to absorb what she is being told!
Dr Evelyn (standing) expounding some finer points in breast health while Fennie, Har Yin and Georgia listens intently
|Breakup groups to allow more personalized “tuition” on how to perform self breast examination|
|Time to relax and recharge at intermission|
|Participants being given pointers on how to differentiate real lumps from a lumpy breast|
Margaret (3rd from left) showing the technique to yet another group of participants
|Margaret (far left) teaches participants how to feel themselves when lying down|
Breast Health Workshop kicks off BCAC 2004
The first workshop for trainers will be held on 9th Jan 2004, at Corus Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Three other public workshops planned for 2004.
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