Spotlight on The Great Pink Run
Here at its4women.ie we are very proud to be affiliated with Breast Cancer Ireland and The Great Pink Run due to take place at the end of August in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. A fabulous way to show your support in the fight against cancer, the run will be led by Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan and we urge everyone to do their part and get involved in this worthy cause. Young or old, men or women, everyone can get involved whether you fancy strolling along, jogging or full-on racing at top speed! Fitness levels are not the issue here, fun and education is our focus! You can even walk your dog with plenty for the whole family to do in the Race for a Cure.
The aim of The Great Pink Run on Saturday August 27th is to raise awareness and funds to speed up research discovery, to foster better treatment outcome for patients and to save lives through breast cancer education and awareness for women of all ages.
Statistics tell us that 1 in 9 Irish women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s a frightening number and it’s likely to affect someone close to you at some point in your life so it’s important that we all do our best to combat the disease.
Education is paramount as 60% of young women don’t know the signs and symptoms or what to look out for when checking for breast cancer. Lumps aren’t the only thing you need to be on the look-out for, here’s our list of changes to watch out for:
- A lump in the breast
- Any change in size or shape of the breast
- Any dimpling or puckering of the skin
- Thickening in the breast tissue
- A nipple that is inverted (turned inwards)
- A rash that appears on the nipple (similar to eczema)
- Discharge from the nipple
- Any swelling or lump in the armpit
If you come across any of these, head straight to your doctor. There’s no point hanging around when it’s your health at risk, you know what they say: Your health is your wealth!
Find out how you can get involved here and what you can do to help Race for a Cure.
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