As Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close – and today being Wear It Pink day, organised by the Breast Cancer Campaign charity - nonstopmama is spotlighting some fantastic charities dedicated to researching a cure, treating and caring for those affected by the disease – and all forms of cancer – all year round.
Renowned for its mission to increase awareness of breast cancer – and the message that disease is 98% curable if detected early – Estée Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in the UK and Ireland champions ongoing research for a cure by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) and Cancer Clinical Research Trust in Ireland. Check out both sites to find out about the vital work both charities are involved with. Look out, too, for limited edition ‘pink ribbon’ treats still on beauty counters, such as the Estée Lauder Jewelled Pin (£10 each, with full proceeds going to the cause).
If you’re on twitter, click over to @energizer_uk and make a Pink Energy Pledge. This can be anything, such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, every day until the end of the month and Energizer will donate £1 to the charity Breast Cancer Care (even though there are just a few days to go!).
Offering crucial information and support for all cancer patients and their loved ones, the Cancer Research UK website is packed with advice and further reading. Find out, too, how you can support the charity’s pioneering research.
Similarly, visit the brilliant Macmillan Cancer Support website and find out about the ways it offers invaluable emotional and practical support, advice and more to everyone affected by – or worried about – cancer, such as the free telephone helpline, Ask Macmillan. The site also provides excellent, in-depth but clear info about different types of cancer, their diagnosis and treatment and the extraordinary work of Macmillan Nurses both in homes and hospitals.
A mention, too, must be made of the fantastic work of Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Kiss It Better charity, dedicated to raising money for research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer (read nonstopmama’s interview with founder Carmel Allen, earlier this year). Read, too, about the hospital’s Reuben Foundation Children’s Cancer Centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital in evolving new treatments whilst providing expert clinical care.