You may have also noticed that our products, packaging, and social media have got a pink make over for the whole of October too! Our aim is to raise awareness of our chosen charities, the cause, and also those affected by this awful disease.
We have chosen three charities which all aid with different elements of Breast Cancer funding and research…
Against Breast Cancer was founded by Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer. Thirty years ago, Anthony was a pathologist at University College London; his wife Patricia a breast cancer theatre nurse at Oxford’s Churchill Hospital. Upset by the number of postmortems he carried out each day on young women with breast cancer, Anthony started carrying out research into breast cancer survival.
Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Ireland aims to understand why breast cancer recurrences happen and to ensure that metastatic disease is detected early and treated effectively. Their team is working to identify gene determinants that can be used as biomarkers in helping to improve patient treatment strategies and, ultimately, develop novel drug targets that help to defeat breast cancer.
Going through breast cancer as a young woman presents many roadblocks. One of them has become prevalent and that is financial struggles. Going through treatment is not cheap and causes a lot of distress that is an additional stress on top of the already incredibly difficult situation, but unfortunately, this is a reality for most. Young Pink Sisters are there to help those who are struggling through immediate financial relief, provide an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on throughout the treatment process and beyond.