October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. As we may already know, and according to National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, because on average, every two minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman will die of breast cancer every 13 minutes. The World Health Organization has also reported that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women worldwide.
Early detection is needed for every woman as a precaution, and other than that, we can also take part in raising the awareness of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide as well as national campaign in which charities and organisations raise funds for research and give more access for women who need treatment and services.
So, we’ve rounded four fun activities and special offerings for you to celebrate Pink October! Check out below:
The Westin Jakarta will celebrate the Pink October by presenting its “Pretty in Pink” afternoon tea during the whole month. Sweet and savoury bites will be served to brighten up your afternoon. This promo is available from October 1-31, 2017.
Starbucks Indonesia is also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Partnering with Lovepink Indonesia, Starbucks Indonesia is launching #PINKVOICE, a campaign to encourage everybody to participate and raise their voices about breast cancer awareness. Starbucks has crafted four new creations to support the event, and Starbucks will also donate 10 per cent from sales to Lovepink Indonesia for every special creation purchase.
The British Women’s Association (BWA) is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by hosting its annual Pink Golf Day. The event is open to members and non-members, with all playing levels invited to sign up for the Texas Scramble format game at Matoa Nasional Golf Course in South Jakarta. If you don’t have a team to play, then don’t worry: you can still join the game and will be paired with other players by the BWA.
4. Pink Talk by Lovepink Indonesia
To raise awareness about breast cancery, LovePink Indonesia initiative will hold a talk in which volunteers like survivors and medical experts can share about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. This October 31 Pink Talk will be held at Plaza Indonesia.