So it is currently Breast Cancer Awareness month, meaning 31 days dedicated to supporting, remembering and raising awareness for breast cancer. Now we are edging closer to the half way mark you may be wondering what you can do for the next 19 days that will contribute to this month.
Here are some ideas from ‘Breast Cancer now’ on how you can get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Remember that no matter how big or small your contribution is, you can make a difference.
Be breast aware
If every woman regularly checked her breasts we could save 1,500 lives a year, but at the moment, less than half of all women in the UK don’t check regularly.
Wear it pink – Friday 20 October 2017
Join us for this year’s wear it pink on Friday 20 October and help make life-saving research happen.
Campaign with us
Our new policy report, Good Enough? Breast Cancer in the UK, has revealed opportunities are being missed to save more lives from breast cancer. You can help us fix that by joining our current campaign.
Shop and raise money for us
Our retail partners, including M&S, Debenhams and Asda, have put together some beautiful collections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each piece carries a donation for Breast Cancer Now, so you can treat yourself and help fund life-saving research.
Breast cancer in men
While breast cancer is largely a female disease, breast cancer does affect men. Around 350 men are diagnosed with the disease each year.
Fundraise for us
Put the ‘fun’ into fundraising while raising funds for vital breast cancer research this October. From organising a ball, to running in a marathon to creating an entirely new event of your own, we are with you every step of the way to ensure your event is a success.
Remember someone you love
A Fund in Memory is a personal and very special online space, created by you in memory of your loved one. It gives you a page where friends and family can come together to share their fondest memories and raised money in your loved one’s name for breast cancer research.
Find out more about cancer awareness months through this calendar.