October welcomes Breast Cancer Awareness Month - something that is extremely close to my heart. Raising money for charities that help cure cancer is so, so important (not just this Month, but every Month).
Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes. 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK. Nearly 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year. Breast cancer also affects men, but it’s rare – around 400 men are diagnosed each year. Statistics taken from Breast Cancer Care.
The statistics are shocking;
We need to cure cancer sooner.
There are many ways you can get involved. You can make a donation, take part in fund raising, volunteer, take part at a fund raising event, or you can purchase items from the charities corporate partners where some of the proceeds go to the charity; such as Breast Cancer Care and Asda .
I have included a list of useful links below.
Breast Cancer Care Charity | National Breast Cancer Foundation | Cancer Research UK | Breast Cancer Now | Breast Cancer Care | Macmillan | Coppa Feel | Maggies Centres | The Haven | Big Pink Day | Tickled Pink | Race For Life | Look Good Feel Better