Libertyville, IL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013
Hollister Incorporated, a global manufacturer of healthcare products, recently sponsored a photo contest to commemorate 2012 World Ostomy Day. The 12 winning photos are featured in the 2013 World Ostomy Day Calendar, and the winners also received a certificate of recognition and $250 for their local ostomy association.
To see the winning photos and/or to download the 2013 World Ostomy Day Calendar, visit http://www.hollister.com/WOD2012
World Ostomy Day is a global campaign designed to enhance public awareness of the challenges faced by people with ostomies, and the vital work of support groups. The photo contest was sponsored in conjunction with the International Ostomy Association (IOA) and the theme was “Let’s be Heard!” Contest entrants submitted photos showing a person with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy (either themselves, a family member, or a friend) doing what they love to do – everything from swimming, to sky diving, to playing with their grandchildren.
Hollister received 186 photo entries from 16 countries, and a panel of judges – including a professional photographer and graphic designer – selected the winning photos. “It was very difficult to choose only 12 winners,” said Diane Owen, Global Professional Relations Liaison at Hollister Incorporated. “All of the photos we received were so inspiring and full of life!”
“World Ostomy Day gives us a chance to show the world that having an ostomy doesn’t prevent someone from living their life to the fullest,” said Ken Aukett, IOA Coordination Committee Member and President of the Ostomy Association of Americas. “The photo contest submissions illustrated that fact beautifully.”
About Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is an independently owned global company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products, servicing over 90 countries. The company manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care, bowel management, and wound care, as well as educational support materials. Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for 90 years and is committed to improving a patient’s quality of life and adding value to healthcare worldwide.
About The International Ostomy Association
The International Ostomy Association, an association of regional ostomy associations, is committed to the improvement of the quality of life of ostomates and those with related surgeries, worldwide. It provides to its member associations, information and management guidelines, helps to form new ostomy associations, and advocates on all related matters and policies.
An ostomy is a surgically created opening into the gastrointestinal (bowel) or urinary system. This is a general term and is sometimes used interchangeably with the word stoma, which is a Greek word for mouth or opening.
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