For anyone based in Glasgow I bring news of pink cocktails and cupcakes.
But first some statistics.
- Every year nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes
- 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK
- Nearly 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year
- More than eight out of 10 (85%) people survive breast cancer beyond five years
- Breast cancer also affects men, but it’s rare – around 340 men are diagnosed each year.
The three main risk factors are:
1. Gender – being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer.
2. Getting older – the older the person the higher the risk, 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.
So how can we help?
The Hope Bar & Eatery in Waterloo Street, Glasgow is joining the fight against breast cancer this October with a fun-filled morning in aid of the charity, Against Breast Cancer. The event will take place at 10am – 11.30am on October 14th . You will have the opportunity to try the charity’s signature Pink Cocktail, some delicious cake and take a shot at a luxury dip with prizes kindly donated by NAF Nails, The Glasgow Academy of Make-Up and Anta, among others.
All proceeds from the event will be donated to Against Breast Cancer. The charity works with expert scientists to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately aims to discover a vaccine against the disease.
The Hope Bar will also be hosting a ‘bra bin’, which will be in place from the 14th until the end of October. If you will be in or around Glasgow city centre during this period, please take the opportunity to donate your old bras, no matter their condition. For every tonne of bras collected, Against Breast Cancer receives £700, funds badly needed to fund their research.
And if you needed any added incentive, the signature pink cocktails will be available throughout October too.