Month: March 2016

March 11, 2016

Cydcor Changes Lives in Bolivia by Funding Its 4th Medical Mission

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Cydcor volunteers arrive in Bolivia on behalf of Operation Smile.

Cydcor has funded another medical mission through Operation Smile, this time taking place in Bolivia. Cydcor volunteers will be assisting the Operation Smile team during the medical mission which will provide cleft palate surgeries for children in need.

With the help of fundraising volunteers across the country, last June Cydcor raised more than $150,000 during the “Day of Smiles” fundraiser. As a result of the money raised, Cydcor was able to fund two medical missions- this one taking place in Bolivia and another one where the location is yet to be determined in Spring 2016.

This isn’t the first time that Cydcor has funded an Operation Smile medical mission trip. In early June 2012, Cydcor volunteers traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to change the lives of children in need. In early 2014, Cydcor volunteers traveled to traveled to San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico and were able to help provide many surgeries with the money raised through Operation Smile fundraisers. Finally in November 2014, Cydcor joined Operation Smile on a medical mission to Guatemala. Overall, Cydcor has raised more than $850,000 to sponsor these life-saving medical missions.

Each mission sends doctors, volunteers, and equipment to an area with limited healthcare access and provides screenings and surgeries for children. Cleft palates often result in complications to eating, drinking, speaking and even breathing. Many infants do not survive this condition if left untreated. Operation Smile and Cydcor hope to restore many smiles around the world and give these children a chance to thrive.

This year, six Cydcor volunteers who made outstanding fundraising efforts were recognized with the special honor of assisting the medical teams and families in Bolivia. They arrived on March 9th and will be there until the 16th of March.

A very rewarding aspect of assisting on these missions is having the chance to spend time with the families of the children undergoing surgery. Cydcor volunteers also help conduct screenings, entertain the children while they wait for surgery, and provide support and comfort to families throughout the process. Their contribution is very emotionally demanding but a very rewarding experience overall.

Cydcor is proud of its partnership with Operation Smile and the success of the Day of Smiles fundraising campaign. The donations raised through this campaign will allow more less-fortunate children access to medical care.

Thank you to everyone in the organization who worked so hard on the fundraisers. Let’s continue changing lives once smile at a time!

You can make a donation to Cydcor’s Operation Smile campaign today and support this great cause!

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March 4, 2016

Healthy Habits for Colon Cancer Prevention

Developing a healthy lifestyle improves your overall health and aids in the prevention of colon cancer and other diseases.

Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death? People over the age of 50 are the most affected, though the disease appears to be on the rise in younger people. Individuals with a family history of the disease are two to three times more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer.

What do you know about this disease? Here are some tips to increase your awareness of colon cancer and support its prevention:

Schedule a Screening

Your best protection from colon cancer is to schedule a screening test. The disease is most easily treatable when found in its early stages. A variety of screening tests are available, so consult your healthcare provider to find the test that’s right for you. Most people begin to get regular screening tests after age 50.

Quit Smoking

If you smoke, quit. Smoking raises risk of cancer considerably. Smokers are also at risk for heart disease, stroke, emphysema, and 15 kinds of cancer. You will begin to heal shortly after your last cigarette. If you need help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit smokefree.gov.

Watch Your Weight

Obesity and weight gain are associated with 11 different cancers, including colon cancer. Eat a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains to stay at a healthy weight. Your well-balanced diet should include adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D.

Exercise Regularly

Regular physical activity reduces the risk posed by many illnesses, colon cancer included. Aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day. Find activities that you enjoy, like riding a bicycle, dancing, or gardening.

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable diseases. Reduce your risk with regular screenings after the age of 50—or earlier if you’re in a high-risk group. Currently, there are over one million colon cancer survivors in the United States.

Help Cydcor continue spread awareness of colon cancer prevention and provide support to those battling this difficult disease. There are many ways to help, from making donations to wearing blue this Friday in honor of those struggling with colon cancer.

Join Cydcor employees as we work together to find a cure for colon cancer. Wear dark blue this Friday, March 4th and share your photos on Facebook by using the hashtags #BlueForBarb and #Cydcor.

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March 4, 2016

Cydcor Volunteers Wear Blue to Support the Fight Against Colon Cancer

Cydcor Volunteers Wear Blue to Support the Fight Against Colon Cancer
You’re invited to join Cydcor employees in the fight for those afflicted with colon cancer. Education and financial support are needed.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. On Friday, March 4th, Cydcor employees will wear dark blue, the same blue as the Colon Cancer Alliance’s star logo, to honor those battling and affected by colon cancer.

The Cydcor team has taken this cause to heart. They’re devoted to creating awareness about colon cancer and its prevention because recently, it’s become a personal battle. Barbara Majeski, a dedicated Cydcor philanthropist and Operation Smile philanthropy ambassador, has been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

Barbara has been a role model for the Cydcor team and has always gone above and beyond to help others. She has led Cydcor’s fundraising efforts to help children in need around the world.

Barbara is an inspiration to everyone at Cydcor and her impact is global. As proof, Operation Smile named Barbara their Humanitarian of the Year for her record-breaking fundraising.

Cydcor has raised more than $850,000 to sponsor life-saving medical missions providing free cleft lip and palate surgeries. Unfortunately, Barbara’s 6-month treatment plan prevents her from taking part in Cydcor’s Operation Smile 4th and 5th missions – taking place in Bolivia and the Dominican Republic this spring—but she looks forward to returning as Cydcor’s philanthropy advisor and as a cancer survivor.

Now, it is Cydcor’s turn to help Barbara create awareness of this often-preventable disease. Barbara speaks from her heart: “If I can help spare one person from the misery that cancer brings, then I have given meaning and purpose to this experience.”

In Cydcor’s most recent YouTube video, Barbara speaks to how fortunate she has been to have access to the most cutting-edge technology since her diagnosis—something that many people do not have.

“This experience has further fueled my understanding that we need to always be looking for ways to help people that don’t have access to quality medical care,” she says.

Please listen with your heart and join our effort in the fight against colon cancer. Learn more about Barbara and her experience battling cancer here: http://www.barbaramajeski.com/blog

Join Cydcor employees as we work together to find a cure for colon cancer. Wear dark blue this Friday, March 4th and share your photos with @Cydcor on Instagram by using the hashtags #BlueForBarb and #Cydcor.

We are Cydcor, the recognized leader in outsourced sales services. From our humble beginnings as an independent sales company based in Canada to garnering a reputation as the global leader in outsourced sales, Cydcor has come a long way. We’ve done this by having exceptional sales professionals and providing our clients with proven sales and marketing strategies that get results.