Cancer aware­ness

Hamilton Advertiser - - RELIGION - Staff re­porter

HSBC and First Di­rect held a breast cancer aware­ness work­shop for staff in Hamil­ton, in part­ner­ship with the char­ity Breast Cancer Now.

Hamil­ton, Larkhall and Stone­house MSP Christina Mck­elvie also sup­ported the event and said:“i’m de­lighted that the breast cancer aware­ness work­shop for HSBC and First Di­rect staff in Hamil­ton proved so pop­u­lar.

“It’s shock­ing that so many lo­cal women still don’t reg­u­larly check their breasts. I hope that ev­ery­one who at­tended the event now has the tools and in­for­ma­tion to cre­ate a reg­u­lar breast check­ing habit and re­duce their risk of breast cancer.”

This year, around 4600 women in Scot­land will re­ceive a di­ag­no­sis of breast cancer and al­most 1000 will lose their lives. Check­ing your breasts reg­u­larly could save your life and the ear­lier breast cancer is found the greater the like­li­hood of a bet­ter out­come. Go to breast­cancer­now.org/ breastchec­know.

Pic­tured are Ms Mck­elvie, Sue Bell (HSBC) and Lawrence Cowan (Breast Cancer Now).

Visit MSP Christina Mck­elvie (left) at the event in Hamil­ton

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