According to Breast Cancer Charity Breast Cancer Care, 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast Cancer survival however is improving and has doubled in the UK over the last 40 years and now almost 9 in 10 women will survive breast cancer for 5 years or more.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month happens every year during the month of October and is observed globally by organisations, charities, hospitals and individuals, all of who work towards increasing the awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, as well as increasing the awareness of the support available to those affected by breast cancer.
As a post-surgery and mastectomy lingerie and swimwear retailer, we speak to ladies who are dealing with or have dealt with breast cancer every day. We fully understand the importance of not only increasing awareness but how it is necessary for those who may be struggling with the effects of breast cancer to know the resources which are available. Having spent many years working alongside various breast cancer charities we look forward Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year and having the opportunity to fundraise for our selected charities. This year with your help, we fundraised for Breast Cancer Haven by donating 10% from every sale during our October Sale. Keep an eye out for our blog post detailing how we got on!