Adver backs efforts to beat breast cancer

This Is Wiltshire: Health reporter Katie Bond launches the Swindon Advertiser Breast Cancer Action Month Health reporter Katie Bond launches the Swindon Advertiser Breast Cancer Action Month

OCTOBER is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help raise awareness the Swindon Advertiser will be running a special supplement.

On October 16, we will run a 12-page supplement dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help highlight the exceptional work that Breakthrough Breast Cancer does in the town.

We will also be donating 1p from every paper sold on that day to the charity, which is the country’s leading charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education.

Swindon Advertiser editor Gary Lawrence said: “It’s a sad fact that all of us are touched by breast cancer.

“We can all think of a loved one, a friend or a colleague who has been directly affected by this cruel disease or is close themselves to someone who has.

“We at the Swindon Advertiser want to do as much as we can during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to highlight the fantastic work being done in Wiltshire to combat the disease and support those fighting it.

“Please join with us and donate what you can."

Throughout the month, we will have collection tins in the reception of our offices in Victoria Road, as well as numerous supermarkets and news-agents around the town.

We want to hear from anyone affected by breast cancer in our town, including survivors, families who have lost a loved one, fundraisers and anyone else affected by the disease.

As well as this, the Adver will also be including a special tribute page to those who have sadly lost their lives to breast cancer.

Families who wish to remember their relatives in this way can submit a photograph of their loved one to mtompkins@ swindonadvertiser.co.uk along with a few words and in return, they will be asked to make a small donation to Breakthrough Breast Cancer through the Swindon Advertiser Just Giving page. Photographs can also be sent to Michelle Tompkins, Newspaper House, 100 Victoria Road, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3BE.

To make a donation visit our Just Giving page

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5:32pm Wed 3 Oct 12

boo2u says...

I think this is a really good idea, I will be donating, my younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, as a result I now have regular mammograms and am going for another tomorrow, I am 36 years old so am starting the mammograms early.
I regularly check myself, always have and so did my sister,(luckily she caught it early) breast awareness is so important and I always urge any woman I know to check themselves including my 15 year old daughter.
PLEASE SUPPORT SUCH A WORTHWHILE CHARITY.
I think this is a really good idea, I will be donating, my younger sister was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, as a result I now have regular mammograms and am going for another tomorrow, I am 36 years old so am starting the mammograms early. I regularly check myself, always have and so did my sister,(luckily she caught it early) breast awareness is so important and I always urge any woman I know to check themselves including my 15 year old daughter. PLEASE SUPPORT SUCH A WORTHWHILE CHARITY. boo2u

9:20am Fri 5 Oct 12

Alaughaminute says...

I reached the age when all women should have mammograms. On my 50th birthday I rang to see when I should expect my invitation(there words) I was told the screening was done in order of doctors surgery's and the women at my doctors surgery would have to wait for 10 months for their 'invitation'. I have two friend who's cancer didn't show up as a lump or noticeable signs of change but picked up on a mammogram so I believe 1st the age for routine mammograms should be younger 2nd if it can't be lowered then instead of invitations by surgery make them as each women is 50 regardless of what surgery they are under after all if I had cancer all the women in my surgery wouldn't get to share my treatment so why do I have to share the 'invitation' slot......I do feel strongly about any cancer awareness and hope you give this your full support.
I reached the age when all women should have mammograms. On my 50th birthday I rang to see when I should expect my invitation(there words) I was told the screening was done in order of doctors surgery's and the women at my doctors surgery would have to wait for 10 months for their 'invitation'. I have two friend who's cancer didn't show up as a lump or noticeable signs of change but picked up on a mammogram so I believe 1st the age for routine mammograms should be younger 2nd if it can't be lowered then instead of invitations by surgery make them as each women is 50 regardless of what surgery they are under after all if I had cancer all the women in my surgery wouldn't get to share my treatment so why do I have to share the 'invitation' slot......I do feel strongly about any cancer awareness and hope you give this your full support. Alaughaminute

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