Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each and every one of us knows someone who has been touched by this terrible disease but there is hope. In June this year, Victorian researchers found that piggy-backing chemotherapy with two drugs that fire up the body’s immune system completely arrests the growth of tumours in an aggressive form of breast cancer.
New developments in this space are happening right across the world and it is not possible for this work to continue without the help of dedicated fundraisers.
This October, come together with friends and family and help to raise funds for life-changing breast cancer research by either attending or hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast.
To find out more about events in the local area or information on how you could host your own breakfast visit the Pink Ribbon Breakfast website.
Where do my donations go?
According to the Cancer Council, 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years. Preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of beating it. That’s why donations to help fund cancer prevention are vital. They are used to create and provide resources that are distributed to people affected along with a dedicated hotline offering patients, carers, families and the community the support that is so greatly needed.
In addition, patients and their families are provided with financial support for household expenses and the cost of undergoing treatment during their fight. No matter how small or how big a donation is, every dollar counts and is treasured by those affected.