October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it happens that the 16th has been tagged ‘The Big Pink’ were people actively fundraise for Breast Cancer Care which supports people living with breat cancer. You can hold a pink themed event in your home, community or work place by partaking in activities of your choice such as cake bake, pot luck, dress down at work, etc. Youjust decide what to do on the day.
Remember, every little helps. You can sign up here. At the end of your event, just visit the site and pay in anything you have raised.
A little info about breast cancer
Breast cancer is a menace and devastating for the people who are affected and their families. Every year, 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. This is the equivalent of having a packed full St. James’ Stadium or An almost full Emirates stadium down in North London. Or to put this is more perspective, about 1 person every 10 minutes. It is estimated that 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and breast cancer is second most common cause of death from cancer in the UK with almost 12,000 people dying every year. These are scary numbers and they are not to be taken very likely. But the good news is that 85% of suferers survive beyond five years. The key is early detection and screening to curb it at its earliest stage.
If you notice any of these signs, seek medical attention by visiting your GP or doctor. For more info, click here.
Thank you for taking time to read this article. Please pass on the message and save a life.
P.S: I don’t work for Breast Cancer Care or affliated with it. I just want to contribute to raising awareness about breast cancer.