In the pink!
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s how to get involved…
Find out what’s going on during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
WEAR IT PINK
Ditch your regular clothes for shades of pink on Friday October 20 to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)! It doesn’t matter where you are – you can hold your own event at your office, home or school and make a donation to Breast Cancer Now. The charity hopes that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will survive. As well as fundraising, getting involved is a great way to learn more about the risks, symptoms and statistics of breast cancer. So, this BCAM wear pink and donate; it’s that easy! Visit wearitpink.org.
ENJOY A GLITZY EVENT
Dress up in your gladrags this BCAM and go to a fashion show in the name of Breast Cancer Care. The Show Scotland is now in its 15th year, and includes a lunch and dinner event on October 26 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch or four-course dinner and drinks, and watch a celebrity-hosted fashion show with 23 incredibly courageous women taking to the catwalk following their breast cancer diagnosis. Tickets start from £65 per person, Book your place at breastcancercare.org.uk.
BUY BEAUTY PRODUCTS
ELEMIS has been supporting Breast Cancer Care for 15 years now by creating pink products every October to raise awareness of breast cancer and remind women to get their breasts checked regularly. This year, it’s pledging to raise £25,000 for the charity from selling its best-selling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (£99; elemis.com) with limited-edition pink packaging. Created with a blend of algae, ELEMIS’ hero anti-ageing cream will leave your skin hydrated, radiant and firm.
JUMP TO IT!
Calling all adrenaline junkies! Jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet and do your bit for breast cancer research. The Big Pink Jump is Breast Cancer Now’s flagship skydive event, and with the British Parachute Association’s qualified instructors, you’ll be in safe hands. Just £70 gets you a skydive and fundraising tips, plus encouragement and support from the charity’s challenge events team. Simply fundraise £395 in England and Wales or £450 in Scotland. Sign up at breastcancernow.org. Good luck!
National charity, Breast Cancer Haven, has teamed up with celebrity photographer Keith Rogers to create a unique photo and film series called ‘Helping To Find You Again’, in which women document their experiences of breast cancer. Kim, a survivor of three bouts of breast cancer says having cancer has changed her life, but Breast Cancer Haven helped her find the new, better version of herself. Whether you’ve had breast cancer or have supported someone who has, share your story using #ThisIsMe. The charity has centres nationwide where it offers support and therapies including mindfulness, massage, counselling, acupuncture and reflexology free of charge; breastcancerhaven.org.uk.