It is a tragic fact that pretty much every single one of us will be affected by cancer at some point in our lives. If we are lucky, it won’t be us that it attacks – but the devastation caused by finding out a friend or loved one is suffering can be equally as difficult to take.
The awful truth is that for Breast Cancer alone – there are over 46,000 new diagnoses every year in the UK. That’s one person every 11 minutes. Personally, I think that’s a horrifying statistic, and I want to do something to help.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month here in the UK…a fantastic time to draw attention to the charities working so hard to raise money for research and new treatments, and for those helping the sufferers when they are struggling to come to terms with these huge changes, or the families learning to deal wit the loss of a friend, sibling, wife or mother.
It wouldn’t be enough for me to just write about this. I think, that with such a fantastic bunch of readers, we are in the perfect position as a group to help raise funds that will go towards fighting this horrible illness.
I’ve therefore come up with a grand plan. I’m looking to host an evening in London, full of fun, festivities and frivolity, that will serve as a fantastic meet up and tweet up for readers and twitter friends alike…and will hopefully raise a respectable lump of cash that will be split between Breast Cancer Care and MacMillan Nurses. Essentially, it will be a great opportunity to meet up with Twitter friends and like minded people, have some laughs, drink some drinks, have the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes & make money for two amazingly worthy causes while you’re there.
I hope you all think this is as good a plan as we do. To make it work I will of course need your support, and any help you are able/willing to offer – I won’t be able to do it without you! Please do get in touch via the comment form below or by emailing me with any ideas, venue suggestions, offers of support or just general encouragement…I think we’re going to need it 🙂
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Thanks for reading x
Please note! There are lots of ways you can also help to raise money for Breast Cancer Care. Please check out their website for ideas – or alternatively, get yourselves a ticket to Drink Pink which is happening on 1st October – see our event section for more details!