Pink October is here again! Pink October is the international annual month long event that focuses on raising breast cancer awareness. We may all know somebody who has been affected by this disease.
Here are just some of the facts about breast cancer
- 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
- In the UK alone, a woman dies from breast cancer every 45 mins
- 9 out of 10 lumps are not cancerous
- Men are at risk of breast cancer (less than 1% of cases are men)
Checking your breasts is important because the earlier the detection and diagnosis, the greater the chance of successful treatment. Part of our regular self-care routine should include examining our breasts. It is important that you get to know your breasts so that can spot any changes. Click here to see how to carry out an examination. There are apps available too, so search for those on you on your iPhone or android devices. There are also a number of breast examination videos on YouTube.
I have teamed up with PNY to give away a special edition, Pink October powerpack, an external battery that you charge up and keep for when your phone battery dies and you do not have access to a mains power supply.
These powerpacks are compatible with every smartphone and can charge up to two devices at the same time. I already have a PNY powerpack myself, in rose gold and I never leave the house without it.
The Pink October special edition powerpack is not available to purchase but reflects PNY’s support to Pink October and raising the awareness of breast cancer.
I am excited that PNY have given me 3 powerpacks to give away. I am going to give away two and the third I will be gifting to Pauline Giles who is doing amazing work with her charity Bosom Buddies UK. Pauline will be giving away the powerpack on her facebook page.
To enter on Twitter follow me as well as retweeting my pinned tweet. You can also enter via Instagram by following me, liking and commenting on my PNY giveaway posts and using the hashtag #SoniaPNY. For an extra entry you may tag a friend in a seperate comment but please remember to also use the hashtag #SoniaPNY when tagging.
The competition will end at midnight on 31st October 2016 and the winners will be chosen shortly after.
Please note: the competition is open to UK residents only.
Do remember to check your breasts on a regular basis and encourage others to do so too.
Until next time.