“Breast health” project is one of the ongoing programs of HENARAN charitable foundation that has been launched in early 2015.
Nowadays the mass media offer a wide range of information opportunities. Women can find numerous articles on internet about breast diseases,
treatment methods, and very often popular articles on pseudoscience and self-treatment. Unfortunately,
most of them are just copied across many resources and are dubious in their accuracy, which sometimes
creates confusion not only among patients, but among non-related physicians as well.
By following the “Breast health” project activities at www.breast.am
you will receive regular professional information on breast physiology, diseases, modern methods of diagnosis and treatment of various
diseases related to breast. The important thing is that the materials published here will relieve you from the risk of misinformation
that you often encounter, and you will not have to look elsewhere for accurate professional information оn breast diseases.
The mission of the “Breast health” project is to help women have healthy breasts. Since its inception the project pursues one
major objective: educate Armenian women by teaching them to respect and value their own health and body. The goal is more than just saving your life.
“Europa Donna Armenia”, a patient organization for breast cancer patients, was established in Armenia in 2015 within the framework of the “Breast health” project activities.
Breast self-exam flyer 2.6MB(pdf)
Breast biopsy flyer 720KB(pdf)
In 2017 HENARAN foundation started its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program with private enterprises in Armenia, whereby the main objective is increasing the public awareness on cancer prevention and treatment options available in Armenia.
One of the CSR program objectives includes on-site seminars with large employers in Yerevan and regions of Armenia to increase awareness of the employed personnel about oncological diseases, particularly about breast cancer prevention and treatment in Armenia. So far such seminars were conducted with more than 20 organizations (Ministry of Defense, IT companies, Children of Armenia Fund, VivaCell, Art Lunch, ibis Yerevan Center Hotel, etc.). During these seminars HENARAN foundation’s own expert, breast surgeon and oncologist Dr. Artur Avetisyan, presents to the audience verified information on breast health: the breast structure and its healthy manifestations and modifications, regular self-exam, breast cancer risk factors, statistics, early detection benefits and treatment options in Armenia. In addition, specific tools for further consideration are also presented: www.breast.am website in Armenian with a built-in calculator of one’s probable risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime, Youtube channel and information flyers. The seminars usually run well in a very positive atmosphere, the audience is active and perceives the information with great interest by asking many general and individual questions. Continuous feedback reveals that such seminars are highly appreciated by both employers and employees as these benefit them all and increase awareness.
Another objective of the CSR program is to assist cancer survivors with job placement through partnerships formed by HENARAN foundation with private enterprises in Armenia.
Facebook - a breast health awareness seminar
Facebook - about CSR activity
In February 2018 HENARAN foundation launched a separate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project that is jointly implemented with ViaSphere Technopark CJSC. Emphasizing the importance of establishing a partnership and exhibiting corporate care for its employees, Viasphere Technopark welcomed the idea of allocating space on its premises to operate a massage chair owned by HENARAN Foundation. The OSCE Office in Yerevan donated the massage chair to HENARAN Foundation before its official closure in August 2017. We can’t be thankful enough to the OSCE Yerevan Office for such a valuable donation.
Within this CSR project, the employees of Viasphere Technopark and all other companies operating in the area (about 1,200 people) can use the massage chair on a self-service basis for a short period of time (5-15 minutes). Being a socially responsible employer, Viasphere Technopark provides its employees with the opportunity of having refreshing breaks during a workday through body massage, thus contributing to the healthy lifestyle of employees.
All proceeds from the massage chair operation are transferred to HENARAN Foundation, by which psychosocial and legal assistance is provided to cancer patients in Armenia, which is equally important as therapeutical treatment. Facebook - about massage chair