Get ready to think pink Wahanderers. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the UK is painting itself (and some of our best-loved high street products) pink to show its support. Organised by charity Breast Cancer Care, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about campaigning for better support and care while promoting the importance of early detection.
Events kicked off last week with the Breast Cancer Care shows in which 44 men and women diagnosed with the disease made their catwalk debut in London and Glasgow, and will continue across the country for the rest of the month. There’s loads going on and it’s such an important cause so please get involved. Here’s a few things we definitely won’t be missing...
Shock Absorber Run. Head to Richmond park on 20th October to show your support by joining in or cheering on the 5k or 10k women-only run. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/runs for more information. Or if running’s not for you, why not join in with pink Friday this October. Forget dressing down and get everyone in your office to dress pink. Or eat pink, party pink even work pink – no we’re not sure how either. Simply download a Pink Friday kit from www.breastcancercare.org.uk then come up with a way to make everyone’s favourite day of the week pink. TGIP.
MICRO Pedi are hoping to raise up to £10,000 for breast cancer with the launch of a special pink limited edition version of their amazing foot buffing tool. The unique roller spins at 360º 30 times a second to remove dead, hard, skin from your feet gently and effortlessly, leaving them with a perfect salon pedicure feel. So if you like a bit of pampering, or you know someone in dire need of a pedicure, pick one up from www.micropedi.co.uk for £39.95 and £1 from each unit will be donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
For the second year in a row Chapstick will be lending their support with the introduction of the Pink Stick – a special edition cherry Chapstick dressed in, you guessed it, pink packaging. Get ready to pucker up, and pick one up for £2.49 from supermarkets and pharmacies across the country, with 20p from each sale going to help people affected by breast cancer.
Paint your pinky pink
Wahanda’s favourite way to get involved this month has to be the ‘Paint your pinkie pink’ campaign launched by Nails Inc. It’s pretty simple really; all you need to do is paint your pinkie fingernail pink, although Nails Inc have made it even easier by launching a limited edition sparkly pink polish. Join the likes of Jessie J, Russell Brand and Matthew Williamson and pick up a bottle of Pinkie Pink for £11 (£1 going to charity) or get involved at www.nailsinc.com/paintyourpinkiepink.
It’s so easy to get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness, you can even do it through your weekly shop. Pick up everyday items in supermarkets across the UK from Burgen Bread (2p to Breast Cancer Care) to Jaffa Cake Bars (5p) to Mayonnaise. Whatever your flavour, whatever your fancy, it’s never been easier to do your bit for a very important cause.
Get involved, visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk