Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I was reading Laura's blog, Ciao Amalfi, earlier as she has picked up on this great idea to promote breast cancer awareness through pink pics on our blogs. The original idea came from Scintilla over at Bell’Avventura. Check out both their blogs for great pink photos and also the site of The Pink Ribbon Foundation for further information.

This is what The Pink Ribbon Foundation site says:
"-Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the UK.  Especially in highly developed countries like our own.
-This week in the UK approximately 750 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  It will be the same next week and the next and the next, totalling over 41,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
-For women, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed is about 1 in 9.
- It is believed that Britain now has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the world.
-This week 250 over women in the UK will die of Breast Cancer.

This month let's think PINK.
Nottinghill Carnival, UK '08, Cat '08, Muscat Festival, Oman '08, South Africa '09