Connect are taking part in Wear Pink Day, so today our staff members will be wearing pink to help support those who are affected by Breast Cancer, and raise awareness about the importance of early detection.
By wearing something pink today, we are supporting Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity who are dedicated to funding research into the devastating disease. We are helping raise money so that researchers across the UK and Ireland can develop prevention methods for breast cancer, identify methods to help detect it earlier, and better understand how to treat it effectively at every stage so that they can stop the disease from taking lives. Their ultimate goal is to have no one die from breast cancer by 2050.
According to the Breast Cancer Care latest statistics, around 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, and around 12,000 people die as a result of breast cancer in the UK alone every year. Breast cancer can affect both males and females, although it is of course women who are most commonly affected. The most important risk factors are gender, age, and heredity, although only around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited the faulty gene responsible.
The money that has been raised so far had helped to:
- Open the UK’s first dedicated breast cancer research centre at the Institute of Cancer Research in London
- Launch one of the world’s largest studies into the causes of breast cancer
- Establish the UK’s first ever national breast cancer tissue bank, to provide researchers across the UK and Ireland with tissue samples vital to their work
Great reasons to #wearitpink:
- Get involved with a cause that could affect your family, friends and colleagues
- It’s a simple and easy way to raise money to fund cutting-edge research
- You can help to us ensure that no one dies from breast cancer by 2050
- Wearing something pink is arguably more fun than wearing your usual uniform