Faran S.A. aims to raise awareness on Kidney cancer, by carrying out sport-social event with the quote “Score a Goal for patients with Kidney Cancer”. On World Kidney Cancer Day Faran’s team devote the day on sport activities. The action was organized, coordinated and implemented by the Department of Oncology, strengthening the social profile of the company.
At the frame of this initiative, the veteran goalkeeper and legend of stadiums, Nikos Sarganis, participated voluntarily and on a non-profit basis, whose contribution and presence will be unforgettable for everyone. The company's employees tried to score as many goals as possible. The money raised, donated to the Hellenic Cancer Society.
Faran’s General Manager Dr. Panagiotis Koukoulommatis, after welcoming and thanking everyone for their contribution to the event, mentioned: “Today's event is an initiative of our people, keeping the commitment to our vision to offer a healthier future. On World Kidney’s Cancer Day we took the opportunity to mobilize and join forces to raise awareness on this type of cancer."
New treatments therapies convert kidney cancer to a chronic disease. The pathologist-oncologist Dr. G. Tsironis (Oncology clinic of GNA Alexandra) referred to the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of Kidney cancer. As Mr. Tsironis pointed out, the number of new cases in Europe (2019) is projected to be 136,515 with an average age of 64 years and a significant male predominance. The main causes include lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity and hypertension. Avoiding smoking and maintaining a normal body weight are of the key factors in prevention. In 2019, there are now many treatments that make kidney cancer a chronic disease.