Friday, 14 October 2016

The Big Pink | Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hey guys,

So this is a bit of a different post to what I normally write, yet it is by far the most important.

As someone who has had many a family member being diagnosed with cancer, this is a topic that is very important to me, and I feel that, as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it is the perfect opportunity to discuss how and why it is important to be vigilant and aware of the risk. This risk being that there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman developing breast cancer in her lifetime.

The intention of this post is not to scare people, in fact quite the opposite, but it's just something that I feel needs to be said. I know of many women who don't know how to check for breast cancer, or aren't aware of what they should be checking for, so hopefully this post will help with more information of how to do this, and how we can help with caring for those with breast cancer.

Firstly, it is very important to check yourself regularly, as you should be aware of maybe a lump that wasn't there before, or even just the slightest change in appearance. There are many symptoms to look out for, which I will leave a link to here. My mum had a scare a couple of years ago, and immediately made an appointment at our local doctors to be checked. From there, she was sent to hospital for a mammogram and a biopsy. She said that it was a quick but thorough process, and was taken very seriously and treated with the utmost respect. Thankfully, it was a false alarm, but the GP and hospital appreciated that she had done the right thing, and told her that if there is even the slightest change, you should always get it checked, just in case. Therefore, if you feel that there is a change or you have one or more of the symptoms listed, then please go to your GP, just to be safe.

If you're interested in helping charities support people who are affected, then you may be interested in The Big Pink, an event that raises money for Breast Cancer Support. This is where you can apply to hold an event and be sent lots of pink goodies for you and your guests! A big bonus is that all proceeds will go to caring for anyone with breast cancer, so as well as having lots of fun, you will also be helping an amazing cause. Whether it be a good old film night with your closest friends or even a local event such as a fundraiser, as long as it's pink, anything goes! I'll leave the link with details about The Big Pink here.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to the Breast Cancer Care charity, then I will leave the donation page below. -

I will leave Breast Cancer Care's helpline details here, as if you aren't sure of whether to get checked out, or just need some support, then please feel free to ring, as help is just a phone call away -

Breast Cancer Care -

I have the utmost respect for women who are fighting this, and I hope that one day we can win this battle once and for all.

Thank you so much for reading,

Much love,

Grace x

*This post is in collaboration with Breast Cancer Care to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This post is in no way sponsored, but was written to help those who are in need of support or who those who want to gain more understanding about breast cancer and its risks*


  1. What an amazing post to write.. I am so glad for you that it was just a scare for your mum. It is so important to get it checked out straight away. I check mine regularly. Thank you also for leaving a link to check out signs etc! X

    1. Thank you so much, it's such an important issue! x


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