Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October 2012

Vanish is best known for providing Britain's No.1 stain removers, however there is more to the brand than helping you get amazing results with your clothes! We understand our consumers and their worries/concerns, and so, try to contribute to make their lives better by helping in the fight against cancer.  Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a huge international campaign organised by numerous major breast cancer charities that happens in October every year to spread awareness of the disease and to raise funds for prevention, treatment and research into a cure.

Approximately 50,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and almost 12,000 of those succumb to the disease. Although the number of cases is on the rise, the good news is that the survival rate is too. This is down to advancements in targeted treatment, early detection and the kind of awareness of the disease that Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotes.

One of the key objectives of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to encourage woman to check their breasts regularly.

How you can show your support
Beyond welcome donations, there are other ways you can take to spread awareness and get people talking and thinking about breast cancer care.

Several high street names like Bergen bread and Interflora are producing branded versions of existing products. A proportion of the revenue from each product sold will act as a donation to Breast Cancer Care. Some brands like Swarovski are even producing limited edition items like the dazzling Breast Cancer Care Ribbon Charm for the same purpose

Dates for your diary
Breast Cancer Care Fashion Shows:
27th September 2012, Radisson Blu, Glasgow

3rd October 2012, Grosvenor House Hotel, London

44 men and women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer will take to the catwalk for two chic fashion shows. Visit Breast Cancer Care for more info.

Shock Absorber Women-only Run

20th October

Get sponsored to run 5 or 10k around Richmond Park to show support for those coping with breast cancer. Visit the Breast Cancer Runs for more info.