Slappa’s Goes Pink For Breast Cancer
This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as a cause close to our hearts we want to take this opportunity to share some information and help raise awareness.
We are excited to announce both our Magenta Pink and Fuschia & Pink Slappa’s will be discounted to $32 for the rest of October and $5 from every sale we will be donating to the National Breast Cancer Foundation!
Important Fact! While the colour “pink” is associated with Breast Cancer because 99% of all sufferers are women – please remember that men can also be diagnosed! Over 140 Australian males were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and 28 men have died from it so far this year already.
From Terminal to Treatable by 2030
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with eight women dying from the disease every day.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body; they work to fund game-changing breast cancer research that will help detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes and ultimately – save lives.
50 women in Australia are diagnosed every single day but NBCF receive no government funding so they need our support to change the statistics.
How Our Support Helps
When we support NBCF we’re supporting targeted breast cancer research across the spectrum:
Thanks to donations the NBCF have recently awarded $11 million into 20 cancer research projects, supporting a total of 73 Australian researchers.
The Importance of Early Detection
Early detection of breast cancer gives the best possible chance of survival. The earlier an abnormality is found, the greater the number of effective treatment options.
In Australia, free routine mammographic screening is available in each state for women aged 50 to 74 through BreastScreen Australia.
It’s important to know how to check for cancer symptoms. Read the NBCF’s Detection and Screening Methods here.
Friends, Family & Customers
Unfortunately incidence is on the rise – meaning, more mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, friends and families will be impacted.
The Slappa’s Team have a number of family and friends who have been affected by the disease and some have even told us how much Slappa’s have helped with their recovery;
“Hi Denise, thinking of you… the chemo has given me sore joints… mainly legs, feet and hands, after going for a walk this morning everything felt even worse. Just put on my Slappa’s and feel so much better. Thank you ❤️”
We also had a customer purchase 4 pairs of pink Slappa’s for himself after his wife was diagnosed. He was a truckie and vowed to wear pink clothes and shoes as much as possible even at work to spread awareness. What a legend.
Our good friend Michelle Hanton OAM is also a breast cancer survivor and helped found Dragon’s Abreast a national organisation that is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year.
How Can You Help?
Spread The Word – Help us spread the word about Breast Cancer – share this article, send it to your friends, tell people about it, update your social media
Donate Directly – If you’d like to donate directly NBCF have a donation page on their website. Just visit https://nbcf.org.au/donate/
Volunteer – Volunteers assist NBCF’s business units, events team & promote awareness to the public if you’d like to volunteer visit https://nbcf.org.au/volunteer/
Pink Thongs On!
The Slappa’s Team