Wear it Pink to help fund breast cancer research

August 19 2011

AS I am sure you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and, like me, many of your readers will have a reason to be passionate about it.

While UK breast cancer death rates have decreased, there are still 48,000 new cases diagnosed every year and 12,000 deaths.

As a breast cancer survivor, I am absolutely passionate about finding a cure, which is why I am supporting Breast Cancer Campaign, a charity dedicated to funding research that takes us a step closer to beating breast cancer.

It is so important that we are "breast aware" and I urge women to check themselves regularly. I discovered I had breast cancer after a Coronation Street plot line, in which my character developed the disease, inspired me to check my own breasts. The early diagnosis could well have saved my life.

There's no right or wrong way to check, just know what's normal for you and if you notice any changes, consult your doctor.

We need to join forces as a nation and put a stop to breast cancer. That is why I am encouraging everyone to take part in the biggest, pinkest fund-raiser of the year, Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear It Pink day!

On October 28, people all over the UK will wear pink to raise money. Join the many schools, colleges, businesses and individuals taking part by wearing something pink and donating £2. For a fund-raising pack go to www. wearitpink.co.uk.

Join me on October 28 and together, let's be part of the cure.

Sally Dynevor

Coronation Street actress and Wear It Pink ambassador

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