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Weʼre raising £500 to Breast Cancer Care

London, UK
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My aim is to raise as much money to help women suffering with breast cancer and to support the fight against all types of cancer. More people than ever are surviving breast cancer, but the reality is that someone is diagnosed every 10 minutes in the UK. Around 5,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this October which is known as breast cancer awareness month. You may not be directly affected by breast cancer but donating towards this charity will see our friends, family and generations to come, receive a better level of care and support. Most people will experience somebody going through a cancer battle at some point in their lives and it has never been more important to donate a small amount to such an important cause.

The three main risk factors of breast cancer:

1. Being a woman - over 99% of new cases of breast cancer are in women.

2. Getting older - more than 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast cancer are over 60.

3. Significant family history – this isn’t common, around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, one person is diagnosed every 10 minutes.

1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2018) around 5,000 people will be diagnosed.

Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last forty years in the UK.

Almost nine in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.

Every year around 11,400 people die from breast cancer in the UK.

An estimated 691,000 are alive in the UK after a diagnosis of breast cancer. This is predicted to rise to 840,000 in 2020. For many the overwhelming emotional and physical effects of the disease can be long-lasting.

A Breast Cancer Care survey found 1 in 4 women (26%) find the end of treatment the hardest part of breast cancer and only one in 10 (10%) say they felt positive and ready to move on when they were discharged from hospital treatment. More than half (53%) struggled with anxiety at the end of treatment and nearly a third (31%) with depression.

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    9

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 5, 2018

      Good luck

      £7.00

    • Alin Bijan-salmasi

      Alin Bijan-salmasi

      Sep 5, 2018

      £5.00

    • Andrea Pione

      Andrea Pione

      Sep 3, 2018

      Great cause Courtney. Hope you hit your target!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 3, 2018

      Always happy to support a Cancer charity as cancer affects many people. Love and support to all those affected Xxx

    • Marcia

      Marcia

      Sep 1, 2018

      £20.00

    • Sara Powell

      Sara Powell

      Aug 25, 2018

      Well done Courtney, keep up the good work xxx

      £20.00

    • Claudia

      Claudia

      Aug 25, 2018

      £3.00

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    Courtney Lang

    Courtney Lang

    London, UK

    I also have a donations box set up in my work place. You can see a picture of my registration letter to raise money for this charity.

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