Cardiff Met Pink Week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM)
Organised by the Cardiff Met Uni Boob Team society, eleven of our sports clubs wore pink to training this week to raise money for 'CoppaFeel!'.
Cardiff Met Pink Week
Clubs that have gone pink so far include Badminton, Women's Rugby, Netball, HEYA, Cheer, Women's Football, Cricket, Volleyball, Drama and Gymnastics - raising over £200 for 'CoppaFeel!'
Text “UBT CMET” to 70500 for FREE reminders to #coppafeel and check your breasts or check your pecs.
In the UK…
- 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.
- Around 400 men are diagnosed every year.
- Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 40.*
- Every year in the UK, around 5,000 women under the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer.*
*Statistics from Breast Cancer Care
'CoppaFeel' research shows…
- Younger women aged 18-24 years old consistently check their boobs less than those 25-29 years old.
- Only 30% of women aged 18-29 years old check their boobs monthly.
- Only ? of women would immediately visit their doctor upon discovering early signs and symptoms.
- Only half of young women are confident to start checking their boobs.
- 90% of 18-29 year olds believe it is important to raise awareness of breast cancer amongst young women.
- Women who are aware of CoppaFeel! Are more likely to check their breasts than those who are not aware.
- 9 out of 10 women think that cancer education should be on the national curriculum.
Make sure you get familar with checking your breast or pecs!