October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and at Allied, we planned a pink takeover including our engineers’ vans. Yes, real men wear pink!!
Our office was decorated with pink ribbons, balloons, banners, cakes, our staff members matched with everything pink from tiaras to feather bowers to tutu’s and our amazing engineers stood out with pride decorating our vans with bright pink ribbons.
Breast cancer awareness month is a yearly campaign that is intended to educate people about the importance of early screening, test and more. This campaign starts on October 1st and ends on October 31st every year.
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, despite it being a rare disease in men.
• 1 in 9 women and 1 in 1000 men in the UK will develop the disease in their lifetime.
• Across the UK, 55,000 people annually are diagnosed with breast cancer.
• Tragically 11,400 women do not survive, though survival rates are increasing.
• In the last ten years, female incidence rates have increased by 3.6%.
• In the UK breast cancer rates have increased by 57% in the last 30 years.
• It is predicted that in the UK there will be 57,000 new cases per annum by 2024, an increase of 7% in 8 years.
• Currently, only 3% of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention.
With all those facts and figures, why wouldn’t we support a cause that can save lives and one of those lives could be yourself, your family, your friend or your neighbour?
We wear pink… To predict, prevent and protect in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer.
So next October – grab anything pink, spread the word man or woman and wear pink with pride.