Few of us can say we don't know someone who's been affected by breast cancer. This week's issue is dedicated to all those women fighting this terrible disease
If you’ve picked up this week’s copy of Stylist you’ll already know it’s an eye-catching shade of pink, and while it looks great if we do say so ourselves, there’s a serious message at the heart of it.
We’ve dedicated the issue to the women fighting breast cancer – the army of patients, survivors, relatives, researchers, scientists, doctors and surgeons all looking for a long-term solution to this terrible illness.
It is a stark truth that breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the UK, and the second most common cancer diagnosed in women aged under 35. Sadly, not many of us can say we don’t know someone affected by it.
Which is why this issue we wanted to do something special to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs from 1 October. Every year the leading cancer charities work together for a month to raise the profile of this illness. So you’ll notice that this edition has turned pink to support this amazing cause, plus we’ve showcased the items you can buy, charities you can support and the women who will inspire you to do your bit to help battle this illness. See the special pink Style List here.
If you’ve never done a self examination and don’t know where to start, or just want to make sure you’re doing it right, please do watch the ‘how to’ video below, kindly provided by Breast Cancer Awareness.
Pick up a pair of Katia Lombardo black peep toes with pink soles - exclusively for my-wardrobe.com - and 20% will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness.
Go Pink for Breakthrough Breast Cancer this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is encouraging people to Go Pink for the ladies in their life this October. The great thing about Go Pink is it can be as big or small as people like, as long as it has a pink twist. From cake sales to abseils, wearing pink to playing pink golf, it can be absolutely anything so get your thinking caps on to help raise money to save lives with Breakthrough Breast Cancer. breakthrough.org.uk/gopink
The Katia Lombardo shoe
Pick up a pair of classic peep-toe black patent heels by chic footwear designer Katia Lombardo exclusively for my-wardrobe.com and 20% will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness. The classic Italian design has been revamped with a pale pink sole in support of the October event.
Fight breast cancer whilst you plan your big day
1 – 10 October
The National Wedding Show is an absolute must for all those planning their wedding, with more than 300 exhibitors offering thousands of inspirational ideas. It’s a unique and glamorous wedding shopping experience with ideas for a traditional princess fairytale wedding and for the modern bride seeking more of a cutting edge and contemporary affair.
Tickets cost from £13 and Breakthrough Breast Cancer will receive 50p from each ticket sold. So by attending the event you can not only get inspired for your big day, but can also support Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s life-saving work.
The National Wedding Show is taking place on 1 – 3 October London’s Earls Court and the 8 – 10 October, Birmingham NEC. To find out more about and to book your ticket visit nationalweddingshow.co.uk
Support Breakthrough Breast Cancer from the comfort of your own home
Monday 25 October at 6pm – 7pm
Join Tamzin Outhwaite at pinkribbonbingo.com
Tamzin is enlisting the help of her friends in the industry and will be playing online bingo live via webcam on Monday 25 October at 6pm. Make sure you log on to play PinkRibbonBingo with Tamzin. Visitors can play for as little as 1p and help raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
The Horror with Heart Party Halloween 2010
30 October 2010
One Mayfair, North Audley Street, London
Ticket price £75
Indulge in some Halloween luxury and don your finest black tie outfit for this Halloween extravaganza in aid of Too Many Women for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. With frothing champagne, hearty food and horrific dancing, you can party with the ghouls whilst raising money for a good cause. The night will include the auctioning of some ‘a’ list donations including tickets to Jools Holland, F1 tickets and a week in a three bed Chalet in Morzine to name a few. To find out more or to buy tickets visit horrorwithheartparty.co.uk