Breast Cancer Awareness Month
22nd October 2018
What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?
It’s a worldwide annual campaign which takes place in October every year. It involves thousands of organisations participating in fundraising to help emphasize the importance of breast cancer awareness, education, and research.
Who does it affect?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Statistics show that one person is diagnosed every 10 minutes. For the duration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, over 5,000 people will be diagnosed.
How does supporting Breast Cancer Research help?
Supporting the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity will help to carry out life-saving, vital research. The charity hopes to achieve its ambitions that by 2050 everyone who is diagnosed with breast cancer will survive. This is only attainable by vital fundraising in order to carry out the most impactful research. That’s why we’re choosing to wear pink and eat cake!
How are we helping?
One lovely member of our team, Dorothy, spoiled us with a lasagne and garlic bread, and other team members made various baked goodies! We all donated and enjoyed them over a relaxed team lunch. Check out our pictures!
What can I do?
There are plenty of ways to get involved in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. It doesn’t have to be a big event and anyone can take part. Bake sales or wearing something pink are just a few of the many ways to get involved - it can be as simple as sharing information to make women more aware of the signs of breast cancer. Something this small could help to save a life!