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October is the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

It is a worldwide annual campaign which takes place in October, involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Breast Cancer Now aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds to help support our life-saving research and life-changing support.

As the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity, along with their supporters, they do this through campaigning, raising money, an array of events across the UK as well as, of course, wearing it pink.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month do something great – make life-saving research happen by supporting wear it pink.

There are plenty of other ways to get involved and support our work during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond.

From campaigning to helping women get access to the breast cancer drugs they need to sharing information women need to know about checking their breasts, your support will help to reach the day when breast cancer has claimed its last life.

There are lots and lots and lots of different charities set up to raise funds for this month and for many months after that. Here s a list of just a snippet of the charities participating in this month’s activities. If you can’t manage anything else then just buy a pink ribbon and wear it with pride.

Breast Cancer Support – Breast Cancer Support is a breast cancer care charity providing care, and helping breast cancer patients worldwide who can’t afford medication or treatment.

Know your lemons – Know your Lemons is charity all about breast cancer awareness, They have educated over 500 million on the signs of breast cancer. 

Walk the Walk – Walk the walk are holding their 23rd MoonWalk in London. * Walking through London at night in your decorated bra whilst raising money and breast cancer awareness!

National Breast Cancer Foundation – The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

Breast Cancer Now – Breast Cancer Now campaign to make sure that everyone affected by breast cancer receives the best possible treatment, services, support and care.

The charities listed are just a few of many more registered charities throughout the UK supporting breast cancer and breast cancer awareness month. Check your local press for events taking place throughout the month to help support someone you may know is either going through the treatment of breast cancer or recovering from it. Breast Cancer Now says that ”One in seven women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. ”

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I know that I am sure each and everyone of us knows someone who is suffering from some form of Cancer. Cancer Care Parcel is the UK’s only supplier of premium cancer gift packages targeted to the UK market. They put together thoughtful, comforting and appropriate cancer gifts.

All their gifts are thoughtfully put together by experts. They liaise with their advisory board, which consists of cancer patients and survivors and those receiving their parcels, for feedback and suggestions.

They carefully construct each box so that customers can feel secure that their gift will be welcome. Their gifts are focused on people who are affected by cancer because that is where their expertise is. They have gifts which cover all ages and all cancer stages and treatments. Profit Is Used To Support The Cancer Community.

A Cancer Care Parcel is an ideal gift, to let people with cancer know that you are thinking of them.


This Chemotherapy Survival Kit has useful and comforting items to help get through difficult times for £67.99

  • A cancer gift for all adults (male or female) with any cancer diagnosis undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Includes items for helping with chemotherapy side effects, pampering items for comfort and stress relief.
  • Suitable and safe for adults about to start or having chemotherapy.
  • Safe for all cancer treatments.

What Is In The Chemotherapy Survival Kit?

For Comfort

Two Super Soft Neck Cushions:  To stay comfortable during chemo, at home or on long journeys. Soft to the touch and filled with thousands of tiny microbeads which sculpt to the body’s shape providing fantastic support.

Bed Socks:  Bed socks are a perfect solution to cold feet that can result from many cancer therapies. They also add a bit of extra cancer comfort when convalescing or just for “me time” at home.

To Ease Side Effects

Toothbrush and Toothpaste Set:  Oral hygiene can be hard during chemo as your mouth can get sore and sensitive. If you carry a spare tooth brush and some toothpaste you will always be able to refresh when you need to.

Infographic:  A comprehensive infographic with suggestions to help cope with some of the common chemotherapy nausea side effects.

E45 Cream:  E45 Cream is clinically proven to help improve skin health. It treats and soothes the dry skin caused by cancer therapies by replacing lost moisture and forming a protective barrier. A no-nonsense cream to help with dry skin, effective and non-greasy.

Stress Relief

Relaxing CD: This CD is specifically designed to relax and unwind to, performed by musicians that play from the heart.

Earphones:  Spare earphones can be used with devices when relaxing.

Portable Power Bank:  It is very annoying when your phone, tablet or MP3 player runs out of battery, particularly when on hospital visits, overnight stays or convalescing. So we included this power bank, which has a unique design, is fast, light and ultra portable.

Useful Items

Water Bottle:  Keeping hydrated is very important when you have cancer. So in this deluxe chemotherapy survival kit we have provided a UK manufactured water bottle which is easy to hold and has a wide neck for easy filling and cleaning. Eco-friendly, and BPA free.

Access to cancer resources: Everyone who gets this chemo hamper will get access to our UK cancer directory which was created to support people affected by cancer and our other cancer resources.

Luxury Packaging for this luxury chemotherapy gift hamper.

Your gift message included . All for £67.99.





Global cancer surge fuelled by alcohol, smoking and obesity predicted by WHO World Health Organisation experts issue timebomb warning and say key is prevention, possibly including tax on sugared drinks

According to the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/feb/03/alcohol-sugar-smoking-fuel-cancer-surge?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2 The incidence of cancer globally has increased from 12.7m new cases in 2008 to 14.1m in 2012, when there were 8.2m deaths. By 2032, it is expected to hit almost 25m a year – a 70% increase.

The biggest burden will be in low- and middle-income countries, where the population is increasing and living longer. They are hit by two types of cancers – first, those triggered by infections, such as cervical cancers, which are still very prevalent in poorer countries that do not have screening, let alone the HPV vaccine.

Second, there are increasingly cancers associated with the lifestyles of more affluent countries “with increasing use of tobacco, consumption of alcohol and highly processed foods and lack of physical activity”, writes Margaret Chan, WHO director general, in an introduction to the report.

The World Cancer Report, an 800-page volume on the state of cancer knowledge, which is the first for five years.The report shows that alcohol-attributable cancers were responsible for a total of 337,400 deaths worldwide in 2010, mostly among men.

About half of Britons do not recognise the importance of diet in protecting them against cancer, according to a poll carried out by the World Cancer Research Fund. The survey also found that 59% of people did not know that putting on weight increased cancer risk.

Jean King, Cancer Research UK’s director of tobacco control, said: “People can cut their risk of cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices, but it’s important to remember that the government and society are also responsible for creating an environment that supports healthy lifestyles. It’s clear that if we don’t act now to curb the number of people getting cancer, we will be at the heart of a global crisis in cancer care within the next two decades.”

Now why doesn’t this surprise me?…