Today’s post is a little bit different than my normal Sunday post. However I am talking about something super important today. Something that potentially will affect us all, or someone we know and love at some point – Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month where people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer. This year, around 55,000 women and 370 men in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Very sadly around 11,500 women and 80 men will die from it. Cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now are encouraging us to ‘Wear it Pink’ on 23rd October. Wear it Pink is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, and each year see’s thousands of people dressing in their finest pink clothing. All to raise money for breast cancer research and care.
Order your fundraising pack and support Wear it Pink Day and help support life saving research for breast cancer.
Check your Boobs
It is really important that both women and men check themselves regularly check themselves regularly, and to be aware of the signs to look out for. Do you know how to check yourself? I must admit that I am not certain on how to do it correctly. And I have to put my hand up and admit that its not something I do very often at all. We all should be much more aware of checking our own bodies for things that aren’t quite right. There should be no fear or embarrassment because ultimately it could safe your life.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation have produced this amazing guide on how to checks your breasts and any changes to look out for.
If you find anything that you know isn’t normal for you, or anything that you are concerned about, it is very important to get it checked by your GP as soon as possible. So, come on guys and girls, lets get checking those boobs.