Breast Cancer. Over 50,000 women are diagnosed with the heartbreaking illness each year in the UK. It’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and one in eight will develop it at some point in their lifetime. You can though, lower your risk of developing breast cancer by making some simple lifestyle changes such as drinking less alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight and being regularly active.
What Can We Do?
But it shouldn’t stop there. Many women and men are victimised by breast cancer and people all around the world have decided there needs to be a force for change. In order for this change to happen ‘Wear It Pink’ raise money for people battling breast cancer. On Friday 20th October millions of people will join together and wear the colour pink, to raise funds and make life-saving research happen. Because whether you like it or not, Breast Cancer still happens. And this is the only way it can’t.
So, the organisation Breast Cancer Now hosts one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And since it’s first ever event in 2002, we’ve raised over 30 million pounds. This money has gone towards ultimately finding a cure. Now, more women than ever before are surviving breast cancer thanks to more effective treatments, better screening and improved awareness.
Anyone can wear pink. From head-to-toe or just a small pink bow, as long as you raise money and donate it to Breast Cancer Now, you are making a difference. Saving a life. A mother. A sister and a friend.
People are raising money under the colour pink in various other ways too. ‘The Big Pink Jump’ is one of these. On the 14th October, BCN will host a giant skydive for people to take part in wearing the colour pink. Friends, family and supporters gather and help the cause by donating money to watch thrill-seekers do a once-in-a-lifetime stunt for charity.
over the past few years, many treatments have come to light, instead of having only two routes to go down. There are now different types, including radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and also surgery. It can be a scary thing at first and most people should consider getting a second opinion. Although, with the growing advanced technology nowadays and the immense level of support given to individuals with cancer, and close ones living with a person with cancer it shouldn’t be a scary or lonely journey for anyone.
Breast Cancer Now, believe that by 2050, every single person that develops breast cancer will live.
If you want to get involved and help save lives, there are so many opportunities. Follow this link and start now: http://breastcancernow.org/get-involved