Karachi, October 28, 2023. Reiterating its commitment to social responsibility, JS Bank participated in Global Pinktober Month, dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection.
The month began with awareness activities designed to communicate essential knowledge about breast cancer, its risk factors, and the role of early diagnosis to internal and external audiences through multiple platforms, including digital and social media channels. “We’re not just a bank; we’re a community. And in our community, we look out for each other,” said Basir Shamsie, President & CEO of JS Bank.
The awareness campaign was followed by an interactive session for all JS Bank’s employees. Dr. Zubaida Qazi, Founder & President of Pink Pakistan Trust, conducted the session at the Jahangir Siddiqui auditorium at IBA, Karachi. She shared details about this life-threatening cancer, the importance of regular self-examinations, and clinical screenings, which can significantly improve the chances of survival. The session also gave a chance to the breast cancer survivors to share their stories of strength and resilience.
The teams at JS Bank also visited Shaukat Khanum Hospital, PIMS, and Jinnah Hospital in Lahore, Islamabad, and Karachi, respectively, to show solidarity with the cancer patients. The Bank also partnered with Mumtaz Hospital to offer free one-on-one screening and consultation and with Dr. Ziauddin Hospital to conduct awareness sessions for its staff, helping them identify the early signs of breast cancer.
Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide, irrespective of their race, age, or nationality. By coming together to support Pinktober, JS Bank hopes to empower individuals to take charge of their health and encourage them to spread the message of early detection to their loved ones.
Pinktober is more than just a corporate social responsibility initiative; it’s a call to action. It’s a reminder that we all have a role to play in creating a better future for ourselves and our communities. By joining hands, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.
About JS Bank: JS Bank is amongst the fastest-growing Banks in Pakistan, with both a domestic and an international presence. The Bank is a leader in the SME space and has a substantial footprint in Digital Banking and Consumer Loans. JS Bank has been recognized on multiple international and national forums, including the prestigious AsiaMoney, Asian Banking, Finance, DIGI, and Pakistan Banking Awards. JS Bank is part of JS Group, one of Pakistan’s most diversified and progressive financial services groups. For more information, please visit http://www.jsbl.com.
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