Saturday, 3 March 2012

Make Mother’s Day Matter for Breast Cancer

This week alone a friend of mine has been diagnosed with Breastcancer, whilst another is just completing her treatment and a third has just been told that fantastically she's now in remission.  Breastcancer is real in my life, very real.
Also this week Breast Cancer UK asked me to blog about their campaign for Mothers Day on 18th March 2012.  Make this Mother’s Day Matter and help in the fight against Breast Cancer

This March, Breakthrough Breast Cancer is urging to people to get behind their new campaign to raise funds and Make Mother’s Day Matter.

It couldn’t be easier to spoil your Mum whilst also lending your support to this pioneering charity. Just visit and for a suggested donation download one of ten unique and stylish vouchers designed to make your Mum feel extra special.

Each voucher can be personalised and printed, each one represents a promise from you to your Mum, and these range from making her breakfast in bed, to doing 3 hours of gardening, to cleaning her car, to giving her some peace and quiet.

As well as promising to treat your Mum to something special this Mothering Sunday, by making the suggested donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer of the equivalent value of the voucher you will be helping keep families affected by this terrible disease together for longer. 

Here are some facts about Breast Cancer that you will be helping by making a donation to the campaign you will be helping Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s life saving research work and moving them closer to their vision of a future free from the fear of breast cancer:

· Nearly 48,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK.
· Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK.
· 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime.
· Around 1,000 women die of breast cancer every month in the UK.
· Around 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK.
· More women than ever in the UK are surviving breast cancer thanks to better awareness, better screening and better treatments

As a thank you for your support, when taking part and downloading a Mother’s Day voucher, you will automatically be entered into a competition for a chance to win an amazing spa treatment for 2 people at The Chancery Court Hotel, so you can treat your Mum twice over.

Helen Aithie, Product Development Fundraiser from Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said:
“We really hope that this Mother’s Day people get behind our campaign and help to make it matter. By downloading a voucher and donating a small amount, not only are you giving your Mum an extra special treat, but you are also helping Breakthrough to save lives, so that more Mums can be around for many more Mother’s Days to come. I urge everyone to visit our site and get downloading, so we can Make this Mother’s Day really Matter.”
For more information about the campaign and to make a suggested donation and to download your Mother’s Day voucher, visit I will be.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As one who coming to the end of treatment & follow up 5.5 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, thank you for this/