The Power of Pink! Spencer Clarke Group Raises £140 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month17 Oct, 20231-2 minutes
We are delighted to have raised £140 for Breast Cancer Now in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by hosting an in-house event which we have affectionately named Baps and Bingo!
On Friday 6th October, all SCG employees were invited to a Wear It Pink event in the office, complete with breakfast baps and a game of bingo to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity and one of the biggest advocates funding research and improving the way to prevent, detect, treat and stop breast cancer. The £140 raised will go towards life-changing research into the cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure for breast cancer.
On the breakfast menu at the event was a selection of bacon and sausage baps, which was followed by a friendly but competitive game of bingo. Up for grabs were 3 bottles of Kylie Minogue’s rosé (of course) wine.
Founded in 2015, Breast Cancer Now aims to raise awareness and fight for the best possible treatment, services, and care for anyone affected by breast cancer. To date, they have raised £39 million with an aim to stop secondary breast cancer in its tracks. Secondary breast cancer is when breast cancer spreads around the body and can be treated but not cured.
There are an estimated 61,000 people in the UK who have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer. That’s why Breast Cancer Now funds research dedicated to giving those living with the disease more time to live their lives to the fullest.
Their mission is that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. This is why October presents a vital moment to raise awareness of the importance of regular breast checking and of knowing the many different signs and symptoms of the disease.
Manveet Basra, Associate Director at Breast Cancer Now, said: "During Breast Cancer Awareness Month alone, nearly 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK.” New research commissioned by Breast Cancer Now revealed that over 44% of UK women don’t check their breasts.
Spencer Clarke Group Content Writer, Nicole Sherwood who suggested hosting the event said, “Breast cancer runs in my family, so I think Breast Cancer Awareness month is a great opportunity to encourage more people to share their stories and raise awareness.”
Nicole’s grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019 after discovering a lump. Knowing that cancer runs in her family, her grandma knew to go to the doctors and get checked. Thankfully it was discovered early and after radiation, Nicole’s grandma was given the all clear in 2021.
Sherwood added, “Breast cancer can affect anyone, so it’s important to remind people to be aware.”