My own awareness and understanding of bowel cancer and the prevalence in our society was heightened through The Jodi Lee Foundation and their initiatives.
My immediate thought as an employer was to make the same opportunity available to my colleagues, particularly those over 40 like myself.
Colliers International (SA) Pty Ltd were early to sign up to the Corporate Bowel Screening Program because it makes sense, it is easy to coordinate, it is in line with our Core Values, it is low cost yet high value and has an ongoing employee benefit in that regular future notices will be automatically issued to those who joined in.
We had a solid participation rate and many employees asked to extend the program to family and friends, that we of course agreed to fund. We absolutely encourage other employers to take action and get on with it.
James Young, State Chief Executive SA, Colliers International