It’s that time of year again where the path is covered in a blanket of crunchy orange leaves, there’s a chill in the air and when it’s perfectly acceptable to watch Hocus Pocus every day. As much as we love bobbing for apples and dressing up in Eurogiant’s finest Halloween threads this month isn’t all about Halloween.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Irish Cancer Society is a charity that I’ll always support as much as I can. Paint It Pink is their latest campaign where they are encouraging people all over the country to host their own pink events to raise much needed funds for breast cancer research. There are all kinds of different events you can host and ways you can help with the campaign, from afternoon tea parties at your house to dying your hair pink. Whatever your get together, Paint It Pink!
Over the past few years the Irish Cancer Society has made some unbelievable progress when it comes to battling cancer. There are more females beating breast cancer than ever before, however two women die every day from this dreadful disease. Even more women are being diagnosed daily with breast cancer, but we are not going to let cancer win. By hosting your own pink event you can help raise money that will go towards defeating cancer. The researchers at the Irish Cancer Society are continuing to discover brand new information that goes towards diagnosis and treating this illness. Whether it’s a 50 cent coin or a cheque for a thousand euro, every penny will help. Due to the money the Irish Cancer Society provides there is now hope of better treatment for breast cancer patients.
UK charity CoppaFeel are also running a campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer. Their main aim is to encourage you to ‘coppa feel’ and be on the look out for the symptoms of breast cancer. Don’t be afraid to check your boobs, it only takes five minutes. English singer Rae Morris has teamed up with CoppaFeel and together they have created an unbelievably moving video to raise awareness for breast cancer. Check out the video below and remember the important message of the video, Don’t Leave It To Chance.
I’ve attached links to both the Irish Cancer Society website and the CoppaFeel website where you can find more information on their campaigns, on breast cancer symptoms and treatments and for support. You can also contact the Irish Cancer Society on their Cancer Nurseline by calling 1800 200 700.
We Won’t Give Up Until Cancer Does!