In the pink!

It’s Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month. Here’s how to get in­volved…

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Find out what’s go­ing on dur­ing Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month.


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 wear­it­


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 breast­cancer­


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; with lim­ited-edi­tion pink pack­ag­ing. Cre­ated with a blend of al­gae, ELEMIS’ hero anti-age­ing cream will leave your skin hy­drated, ra­di­ant and firm.


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 breast­cancer­ 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; breast­cancer­

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