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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every October people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month – there are many events taking place throughout this month, including Wear it Pink Day on 23rd October. This UK wide fundraising event was created in 2002 by Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, and it is now one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK.

Covid-19 has changed our way of life, restricting us from doing a lot of what we used to do, but breast cancer is not on lockdown – Male or female, no one is immune from having breast cancer. Hundreds of thousands of families are affected by breast cancer, and urgently need support.

An estimated 600,000 people are currently living with or waiting to receive a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK, and every year over 11,500 lives are lost to the disease.

As well as helping to raise vital funds, it’s so important to be Breast Cancer Aware –  you can find out more about the signs and symptoms to look out for here: https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer 

Abicare provides a variety of care services for those who are suffering from any form of cancer, from visiting care to live-in care to palliative care. Please visit our services page to find out more: https://www.abicare.co.uk/services/

* Photo taken pre-Covid-19