Great ways to get involved in Breast Awareness Month

In case you didn’t already know, October is Breast Awareness Month

In case you didn’t already know, October is Breast Awareness Month, which is aimed at encouraging women to become more savvy about the signs of breast cancer and to check their breasts regularly for any anomalies. October is also a great time to get involved in raising awareness of breast cancer, and joining up with one of the many fundraising events going on all over the country in order to help to support breast cancer charities. Funds raised for breast cancer charities go directly towards helping to provide care and support for individuals and families facing life with cancer, and to funding research into a cure.

One in eight women will face a diagnosis of breast cancer at some stage of their lives, and very few people can claim not to know anyone who has had to deal with a breast cancer diagnosis. If you’re keen to do your part in raising awareness about breast cancer and helping to support research into breast cancer but are not sure how to get involved, check out some of these suggestions on the best ways to get involved in Breast Awareness Month 2014.

Get active

Many breast cancer charities including Breast Cancer Care organise a range of group events throughout the course of the year, such as fun runs, sponsored walks, swims, and much more! Gather pledges and sponsorship from your friends and family, get your nearest and dearest involved, and sign up for a local event that will not only raise funds and awareness for your charity of choice, but will also help you to get fit!

Support companies that contribute to breast cancer charities

Many different companies have made their own pledge to help breast cancer victims and survivors by means of corporate sponsorship of leading breast cancer charities, and simply by shopping selectively and buying the things you want or need from these retailers, you will contribute in your own way to funding ongoing research into breast cancer and supporting families living with cancer.

If you’re looking for something to do on a Friday night and wouldn’t sniff at the chance to win £4,000 either, check out Wink Bingo’s Pink Friday promotion, with all profits from the game donated to Breast Cancer Care. The two Pink Friday games will be held on 17th & 24th October at 9pm, each with a £2,000 jackpot, you can win and make a contribution to this very important cause.

Raise awareness

The ubiquitous pink ribbon logo is of course synonymous with breast cancer support. There are a great many different items of merchandise available today that you can buy to promote awareness of breast cancer and to contribute funds towards research. Buying directly from a charity or one of their authorised outlets is the best way to make sure that the greater part of your contribution will go directly to breast cancer research and funding.

Talk and listen

Women of all ages and from all walks of life are encouraged to be alert to the potential signs of breast cancer, and to check their own breasts regularly for any changes. Talk to your friends and family to make sure that they’re looking after themselves, and encourage them to open up about any concerns that they may have, and to seek help if they need it.

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