Durban is going Pink!

Support Breast Cancer in Durban and help prevent the disease. In October you will find that Durban is going pink to rally support around Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease around the world. Even the White House in the the […]

Support Breast Cancer in Durban and help prevent the disease.

Cancer Can Be Beaten
Cancer Can Be Beaten

In October you will find that Durban is going pink to rally support around Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease around the world. Even the White House in the the United States has gone pink!

The North Portico exterior of the White House is illuminated pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 1, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)
The North Portico exterior of the White House is illuminated pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 1, 2012 (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

In South Africa 1 in 29 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common and serious disease women face.

Early detection is the greatest key in helping women recover from this disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.Women are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle and go for regular screenings in order to reduce their cancer risk or the recurrence of cancer.

Mammograms are used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women. Even if you do not show any symptoms it can detect changes in the breast tissue up to two years before you can feel them.

Reduced Costs on Mammograms

For the month of October, affiliated mammography clinics like Jackpersad and Partners will be offering a mammography at a reduced rate to help create awareness and  early detection of the disease.

Women will also be able to have a mammography done with the PINKDRIVE. This mobile mammography truck is en route to Durban for Amashova, and will be stopping in Newcastle, Durban and PMB to conduct mammograms.

Sandra Thomas
Sandra Thomas

Durban is going pink with many businesses also showing their support for breast cancer awareness month. Satin Candy owner Sandra Thomas has wrapped a huge tree in front of her Durban North shop to increase breast cancer awareness.

Wakkaberry will also be supporting breast cancer awareness month. Customers will be able to purchase limited edition pink ribbons from their stores, with proceeds going to the PINKDRIVE. Education teams will also be in store to educate women and men about early detection of breast cancer and how to possibly save a life.

Wakaberry Pink Ribbons
Wakaberry Pink Ribbons

Durban is going pink and needs your support. We would love for you to share experiences, strength and encouragement with people in our comments below.