Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Free breast cancer screenings offered at DCH hospital this month

Free breast cancer screenings offered at DCH hospital this month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month was designed as a way to highlight the importance of early detection.

In support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) - in conjunction with Roselle Park PBA Local 27 - is selling t-shirts to the public.

The annual fundraising campaign has raised £30 million to date for Breast Cancer Now's life-saving research. Other celebrities that feature include Rankin himself, Vivienne Westwood's granddaughter and model Cora Corre, and Vogue cover star Cecelia Chancellor. Shirts come in black and pink. She said: "It's so exciting to be part of the Tickled Pink campaign this year, and awesome to know that this will encourage people to get involved in supporting the campaign this October". She said: "Everybody knows somebody".

Experts said the biggest breast cancer myth that keeps women from getting checked out is if it doesn't run in the family, you're not at risk which is false.

Tickled Pink for Asda have worked together to raise money for the past 21 years, and this year they've collaborated with mega photographer, Rankin. "I love that Tickled Pink makes it easy for people to get involved and show their support; you can even just pick up something from the range on your weekly shop". "We are the largest funder of breast cancer research second only to the federal government, and we provide services right here in the community".

Evans and his team have been working with researchers at Cambridge University, along with members from the USA, Australia and Europe to examine samples from 60,000 women.

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