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Join us in fight to beat breast cancer
12:40pm Friday 11th October 2013 in News
THE Swindon Advertiser will once again be supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place this month, with a special edition and supplement to help raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
On October 17, we will be telling the stories of our readers who have either battled the disease themselves or have lost loved ones to it, as well as speaking to medical experts at Great Western Hospital.
We’ll be donating 2p from the sale of each copy of the Adver sold that day to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
Swindon Advertiser editor Gary Lawrence said: “We were really pleased to be able to raise £1,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer last year and, even more importantly, help raise awareness of the fundraising and the support available for women and their families facing this dreadful ordeal.
“It would be fantastic to beat the total from last year because, despite all of the fundraising and research going on, in the year since we produced our special edition scores of families have lost someone special to this cruel disease.
“We want to do our bit towards combating that and I hope our readers do too.”
Breast cancer survivor Tracey Kidman-Pepper, of Marlborough Road, is pledging her support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The mother-of-two was diagnosed with the disease when she was 35 and will have been in remission for five years in November.
“Everyone is scared about cancer because it has got so many unknowns to it still, even though charities and researchers are making great strides,” said the 40-year-old.
“I know there are probably a lot of women out there who don’t check themselves because they are scared. I would just urge them to look on the Breakthrough website and look at the Touch Look Check advice.
“If they are worried or concerned about anything I urge them to go to their GP and get themselves checked.”
HOW TO HELP
- To donate to Breakthrough Breast Cancer as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month visit www.justgiving.com/ Swindon-Advertiser.
We will have collection boxes at: Coventry Farm News, Wroughton; Victoria News, Old Town; McColls, Walcot; The Abbey Mead, Abbey Meads; The Village Inn, Shaw; McColls, Penhill; Swindon Advertiser Reception, Old Town
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