On October 6, 2012, more than 50 people living with ostomy, their friends and family members gathered at the US Headquarters facility in Minneapolis to celebrate World Ostomy Day.
The theme of World Ostomy Day was "Let's be heard!"
Attendees had the opportunity to connect with our Consumer Care Advisors, meet other local people living with a stoma, learn about our new, innovative ostomy products and tour the facility.
Feedback from the guests was positive and several commented that it was nice to meet Coloplast employees – especially those who they have spoken to over the phone.
One of the guests even sent a follow-up email to the team to express his gratitude. "I just want to thank the people hosting the open house on World Ostomy Day," he writes and adds:
"They were all very friendly and gracious. I was truly glad that I attended the open house and I appreciated your hospitality. Thank you."
Coloplast employees also found the event valuable. Heather Zimmerman, Consumer Care Advisor, explains:
“World Ostomy Day was a great opportunity for us to get to interact with our customers in person! The customers benefited from speaking with other ostomates and getting direct feedback from us regarding any questions they had and on our new products. This was definitely an event we should continue to host each year!”
Sonia McDonough, Marketing Director, adds:
“The event was a hit! I was so impressed with their desire to learn more about Coloplast as well as seek help and advice regarding their own personal ostomy issues. We were truly helping people and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate World Ostomy Day!”