October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Friends and family are really important to all of us here in Sheridans. It’s really what life is all about isn’t it? I know myself, you want to protect the people that matter most in your life and look out for each other always. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and we want you to help us raise awareness among your family and friends.
Here are some the facts
- 1 in 10 women in Ireland will get breast cancer at some stage in their lives.
- It is most common in women over the age of 50, but you can get it at a younger age.
- Men can also get breast cancer but it is very rare.
- The Breast Cancer Ireland Research Centre is located within the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and has 14 full time scientific, researchers and postgraduate medical students employed.
How Can you Help
- Raise awareness by talking about it with your friends and and family. There’s nothing like a ‘paint it pink’ girlie night in. A good reason to get the girls around on a friday or Saturday night in October.
- Hold a fundraising event at home or in your workplace, such as a coffee morning, a no uniform day. On Friday we are having a pink casual day. So everyone can to donate money and wear some casual pink clothes to work.
- Download the ‘Breast Cancer Ireland’ app and it will allow you to set reminders about breast checks and allow you to donate money online.
You can also text ‘FEEL’ to 50300 to donate €4.00. 100% of your donation goes to Breast Cancer Ireland across most network providers. Some apply VAT so a minimum of €3.26 goes directly to Breast Cancer Ireland.
Check out our Afternoon Tea Competition on Facebook. Enter the competition by tagging a friend and telling them that your ‘Looking Out For You Always’. Competition closes at 3 pm, 7th October.