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World Simultaneous Breastfeeding 2014

October 4, 2014

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With the slogan, "A victory for life", the event "Simultaneous Breastfeeding 2014", was held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014, organized for the 8th consecutive year by the Pancyprian Breastfeeding Association "Life Gift" and was supported by Charalambides Christis within the context of the social solidarity and practical contribution programme, "SYMMETOCHI".

The event is under the auspice of the Minister of Health Mr Filippos Patsalis and the Cyprus National Breastfeeding Committee and it is a part of the World Breastfeeding Week. This is an initiative with an international dimension, as respective events take place simultaneously in 250 centres located in 9 different countries.

Registration begins at 10:00 am. while Simultaneous Breastfeeding takes place at 11:00 am. The venues of the event are as follows:

Nicosia: University of Nicosia (formerly Intercollege) (Tel. 99365414)

Limassol: Crowne Plaza Limassol, 2 Promachonas Eleftherias, Agios Athanasios (Tel. 99604050)

Larnaca - Med Schools Larnaca, 10 Kilkis, Larnaca (Tel. 96649737)

Paphos: Evangelismos Hospital, 87 Vassileos Konstantinou (Tel. 26848000)

El. Famagusta District: Paralimni City Hall, 6 Antoni Papadopoulou (Tel. 99571343)

The theme of this year's events, as defined by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), focused on society's full support for breastfeeding mothers to achieve continued breastfeeding which is considered to be a Life Gift.

As a socially responsible company, CHARALAMBIDES CHRISTIS has confirmed to always support and promote breastfeeding since the first moment of its life. Through the social responsibility programme "SYMMETOCHI", CHARALAMBIDES CHRISTIS chose to be a long-term sponsor of the events of Simultaneous Breastfeeding, significantly enhancing the effort of the Association "Life Gift", to inform and support all mothers who choose to give their children the priceless gift of breastfeeding.

The Marketing and Corporate Image manager of the Department of CHARALAMPIDES CHRISTIS, Ms Soteroulla Soteriou, stated that: "The SYMMETOCHI programme of CHARALAMPIDES CHRISTIS supports breastfeeding and mothers who choose to give their children pure breast milk. The participation of all young mothers in the event is very important. As a company, we support people with a complete programme throughout life. "Children are the future and that is why we are focusing on them."

For more information call 99365414 or visit www.breastfeeding-cyprus.org. Information about WABA can be found at http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/.

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