October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As such, we want to make sure we are doing our part to not only raise awareness, but also raise funds in support of the 16,000 Australians who are affected by this disease, estimates Cancer Australia.
This is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer this year – 1 in 8 females (and 1 in 16 for males) are likely of being diagnosed by their 85th birthday. With statistics this high, breast cancer could very well be something that affects you or someone you know. That said, it's important that we come together as a country to help support those who are already fighting the battle and to come up with a way to prevent it from happening to our friends and family.
Fortunately there are already well-established organisations in the crusade, like Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Let's take a moment to acknowledge their hard work and see how we can join their mission by showing some fashionable support.
BCNA's dedication to breast cancer
This organisation strives to work around the disease completely, bringing everyone who is in this fight together. Funds raised by BCNA directly go towards supporting those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. This support is broken down into four categories:
With all that being said, you might be wondering what can you do to get involved in the cause. Well, why not buy some jewellery?
How can jewellery help in this endeavour?
Well, to begin, when you shop with Showcase Jewellers this month, $5 from every sale will go directly to BCNA, and therefore, right into the support of Australians affected by breast cancer. That's a great start.
$5 from every sale will go directly to BCNA.
Take a look at the collection – it's an absolutely fashionable way to show support for your fellow Australians. As it is finally summertime, we're starting to welcome bright bursts of colours into our wardrobes. The bolder colour the better, so you know the bright pink that represents breast cancer awareness is the perfect way to marry fashion and support for a good cause.
This jewellery is also on-point with the look that we've been tracking for a couple of seasons now – the personalised jewellery trend. These petite charms are perfect for layering with other pieces of jewellery. More importantly than fashion (for once!), when you wear this little pink lady symbol, you're showing your support to those already battling with the disease and you're opening up a conversation to others.
When October comes to a close, you don't have to lose sight of the cause. Continue to show your support by wearing your jewellery all year round!
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