Pink October Activities – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
According to National Cancer Society Malaysia, breast cancer remains the most common cancer that affects women. Detecting it early increases your chances of successful treatment as well as your survival. Don’t be shy to check your breasts. 9 out of 10 women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.
Pink October Activities
There are a number of activities that you can participate throughout October in Malaysia in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Early detection practices like mammograms (a screening tool to detect breast cancer in women), clinical breast examinations and breast self-examinations remain some of the most important ways to detect breast cancer early and increase survival rates.
Go for Health Screening
If you’re due for a screening (for example, mammogram), it’s now a good time to book an appointment with NCSM’s Cancer & Health Screening Clinic. More info in the image below.
Join Mammogram Screening Service by Majlis Kanser National (MAKNA)
MAKNA advocates ‘early detection saves lives’. Check out their digital mobile mammogram screening service schedule below.
Join Pink Yoga
Do you know a survivor or someone who is currently battling breast cancer? Bring them to Common Ground Bukit Bintang for PINK YOGA and let them soak in all the support!
Participation fees collected for Pink Yoga will go to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Welfare Malaysia (BCWA).
Join Shangri-La Hotel’s Family & Friends Charity Walk
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is organizing its annual Family & Friends Charity Walk (5km city walk) on 21 October as part of its Pink October Campaign to raise public awareness on Breast Cancer.
1. SUPPORT: Provide emotional, social and material support for individuals with breast cancer
2. SHARE: Strengthen the capacity of individuals with breast cancer to self-manage during and after treatment
3. EDUCATE: Promote public education on general health and breast health issues including early detection of breast cancer
Proceeds from this charity walk will be donated to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association of Malaysia.
Buy Tedboy’s Pink Cupcakes Box
Available in assorted flavors of Chocolate Chip, Orange Almond and Vanilla.
For every box of 25 Pink Cupcakes sold, Tedboy will donate RM55 to charity!
Shop now – https://www.tedboy.com/pink-cupcakes-box
Available from 1-31 October 2018, limited time only. So hurry and buy these delicious cupcakes today!
Buy Neubodi Bra for charity
For every bra purchased, RM3 will go to Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia.
Order at https://bit.ly/2LecLn9
Share Watsons x BCWA Breast Cancer Awareness video for charity
RM1 will be donated by Watsons Malaysia to Breast Cancer Welfare Association with every share of the video below from 2 October – 7 November 2018.
Shop on Lazada for charity
Purchases on selected items will also be donated to the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia.