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This year marks Alyson’s 10 year anniversary since being diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s looking forward to taking to the catwalk at our fashion show on 1 October to celebrate life after diagnosis and how far she’s come.

Alyson's story

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Wendy, 75, was diagnosed with breast cancer just before her 73rd birthday. She’s already faced bowel cancer and says she owes her recovery to her incredibly supportive family and friends.

Having been selected from thousands of applicants to be a model at our glamorous fashion show on...

Each year we host a fundraising event like to no other – a glittering fashion show complete with a star-studded audience, champagne reception and fine food. But The Show is really all about our inspirational models, who have all endured a diagnosis of breast cancer and the treatment that goes...

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond this week helped us mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our 40th year, hosting a reception at Edinburgh Castle.

Mr Salmond congratulated us on the support we provide to thousands of people affected by breast cancer across Scotland. He also...

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our Publishing team got together this week with staff and volunteers from Wikipedia to learn about how we can help improve breast cancer content on the free, collaborative internet encyclopedia.

All our editors now have Wikipedia editing...

Breast Cancer Care works with Philips to make more people breast aware

We’ve been working with healthcare, lifestyle and lighting manufacturer Philips on a mobile app to make more people...

One of the most interesting parts of editing Vita is interviewing the people affected by breast cancer that we feature each issue. Sometimes I get to meet them in real life, which is even better.

While putting together the Autumn issue of Vita I met Louisa Howarth, our cover star, and her...

Asda colleague Maxine Green was one of the models on the catwalk at our annual London fashion show at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 2 October.

Maxine joined the other women and men who have all had a diagnosis of breast cancer. The models were styled by fashion expert Hilary...

Today is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), giving us a great platform to tell more people about breast cancer and the importance of early detection and breast...

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, when the media focus gives us a great chance to remind people about the importance of being breast aware.

Breast awareness is vital to women of any age because, although survival rates for breast cancer are improving, the number of people...

One of the reasons we're such big fans of Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that in October we’re famous (sort of).

There is so much attention from magazines and newspapers that we've had a hard time summarising it all. But the point is, it helps us to let thousands of people hear the...

If you haven’t been through breast cancer, it can be hard to understand that, although someone’s treatment is finished and the person looks fine, they probably feel far from recovered.

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Designed to let women know more about breast reconstruction options when they've had surgery for breast cancer, today (Wednesday 17 October) the UK is recognising and promoting Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

It has previously taken place in Canada and the US as part of ...

Now here’s a technique that might be useful to any of us trying to deal constructively with the stresses of daily life: book in some regular worry time.

Use it wisely, and before long you’ll be in the habit of attending to your fears and concerns during this reserved time rather than...

ASDA’s groundbreaking Tickled Pink campaign, launched in 1996, has raised a phenomenal £29 million to date! All this money has gone directly to help people across the UK affected by breast cancer, both now and in the future.

This year ASDA is aiming to raise another £3.5...

Specialist Oncology Dietitian Olivera Kegey entered the query ‘Diet and cancer’ into Google before coming to speak to the women at a Breast Cancer Care...

Thank you one and all!

It was our 16th annual fashion show on Wednesday, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this incredible day: our dedicated volunteers; our generous guests; the companies who contributed their time, expertise and some fabulous prizes;...

We offer a range of courses and talks to people who are experiencing breast cancer treatment or moving forward from it. Over the next few weeks we'll be following our Moving Forward course to give you a better idea of how this support helps.

At the first session of a Breast Cancer Care...

The Show London is taking place on 3 October… which is tomorrow! We're as excited as we are busy, printing last-minute place cards and double checking the clothes. Anyone who has ever been to The Show will know why we're thrilled.

For anyone going tomorrow, it's time to get glammed...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month began today, so we've rounded up seven ways you can join in. Share your stories, raise money, watch our videos or just go shopping, it's simple.

If you'd like to hear more updates like this one, you can ...

Lights, cameras, The Show!

The Breast Cancer Care offices are full of racks of clothes, celebrity agents are ringing in and stories popping up in the news around the country. It can only mean one thing, The Show is here...

In October everything turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You won't be able to miss the abundance of pink pin badges on sale or the fun runs and dress-down days in so many schools, colleges and work places; or the widespread media coverage. But where did it all begin? And why is Breast...

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we marked it with a whole host of events.

We kicked off the month with a star studded fashion show at London's Grosvenor House....

The cast of Hollyoaks held their Pink Friday Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Care on Monday 24 October!

Jessica Fox, who plays Nancy in the soap and is a keen Breast Cancer Care supporter, has recently qualified as a Zumba instructor. She persuaded 16 cast members of Hollyoaks, including Nick...

We are delighted to announce that mum and daughter duo from The Only Way is Essex, Lydia Rose Bright and Debbie Douglas will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Care at Westfield Stratford City’s Pink Friday today....

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we asked members of the public about their breast awareness. We asked three questions and received an interesting array or answers. Watch our video below.

Make sure to regularly check your breasts for any unfamiliar changes, and that goes for...

On the Helpline we often hear from concerned callers who are worried that by using everyday products they have inadvertently increased their risk of developing breast cancer.

For a long time...

We are excited to announce that Westfield Stratford City is holding a massive Pink Friday for us on Friday 28 October. It’s even more special since Breast Cancer Care has been...

During October calls to our Helpline rise by around 30%. Many of these callers have seen coverage in the press and want to know more about how to be ...

It's already the middle of October and many of you held a Pink Friday for Breast Cancer Care. If you haven't done it yet, don't worry – you can still sign...

Today is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and we’re marking it by holding two campaigning events at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh and the...

Make sure you’re tuned in to QVC tonight at 7pm to watch a three-hour broadcast of Be Aware, Show You Care in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The live show will feature a huge range of beauty, jewellery, accessory and homeware products including a Bare Escentuals In The Pink Kit, a...

We are not even half way through October and, already, so much has happened – and there is still a lot more to come!

Our fashion shows in London and Glasgow both proved to be a huge...

Thursday 13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and this morning, ahead of the event, we launched a new booklet for people living with a...

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, there are lots of great products on sale this month to support...

The Breast Cancer Care Show London 2011 was a massive success.

Hundreds of guests attended the star-studded afternoon and evening shows at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane. Their generosity allowed us to raise more than £120,000...

The moment has finally come... our glamorous 24 models took to the catwalk. See for yourself!

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All our guest have made their way into the Great Room and to their seats.

Arlene Phillips took the stage to get the show underway. After a warm welcome from Arlene there was an energetic game of heads or tails with Venessa Feltz. Following this there was a heartfelt and moving speech from...

Bright camera flashes and posing celebrities can mean only one thing - it's time to start Breast Cancer Care's evening fashion show!

Lisa Snowdon, Arlene Phillips, Lauren Goodger, Vanessa Feltz and many more of our celebrity supporters are here to celebrate the inspirational models who...

The catwalk show has started! Here are a few pictures of the day so far... and there will be plenty more to come! 

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The pink carpet is out and the stage is set!

We're currently backstage at Park Lane's Grosvenor House Hotel where in a few hours the 15th Breast Cancer Care’s London fashion show will...

Today marks one of the biggest days in the Breast Cancer Care events calendar: The London Show – taking place at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.

We are all very excited to be a part of this amazing event that will see our models, all of whom have experienced a breast...

Although we do a considerable amount of work raising the breast awareness and early detection message throughout the year, the workshops delivered by the Breast Health Promotion (BHP) team are in greatest demand during...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and over the coming four weeks we will be using this blog to keep you updated with the latest news, events, videos and information.

From fashion shows...

Breast Cancer Care blog awards logoThis October, the Breast Cancer Care forums, twitter, facebook and all manner of...