October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in order to raise vital funds for cancer research, Breakthrough Breast Cancer have released their new campaign; The Great Pink Bake Off.
As many as 1,000 women die each month of breast cancer within the UK so not only is this a great opportunity to fire up the ovens, pop on your apron and whip up something delicious in the kitchen, it is also a great way to help support life-saving research.
On Friday 18th October simply gather your friends, family and colleagues to bring their baked goodies and ask everyone who attends to make a donation. If 18th October doesn't work for you then you can hold a Bake Off anytime, anywhere, during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It's a piece of cake!
Jane Asher, Great Pink Bake Off ambassador, says: "Everybody knows someone affected by breast cancer – so I'm urging everyone to join the Great Pink Bake Off on Friday 18th October and get baking to help support this fantastic organisation.
Simply ask your friends and family to bring their homemade treats, make a donation and decide whose bake is best. As well as having lots of fun, it'll be satisfying to know that all the money you raise will go towards Breakthrough Breast Cancer's vital work. Do join me: sign up today and help us save lives."
Visit pinkbakeoff.org or call 08080 100 200
Being breast aware is as simple as TLC:
TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK for changes. Is there any change in shape or texture?
CHECK anything unusual with your doctor
You can text SIGNS to 70500 to get their free credit-card sized TLC (Touch Look Check) guide. Not only does the TLC guide detail the key signs and symptoms of breast cancer, it also includes information about what to do if you notice anything unusual. Its handy size means women can keep it somewhere useful, such as in a handbag or on the nightstand, that will act as a helpful reminder to check their breasts.
You can also purchase a variety of products here: http://www.breakthrough.org.uk/shop
10% is donated for every item you buy.
Will you be joining in with the Great Pink Bake Off?