Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness month is a time to make some noise about this important cause and really help spread awareness.

Spread the Walk the Walk word this breast cancer awareness month! 

Help us shout it from the rooftops. Let's all come together and continue to make a difference... and not just for the month of October but for every month of the year.

Walk the Walk are dedicated to raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes and to encourage women, men and children to start walking as a way of keeping fit, healthy and as an important part of cancer prevention.

Taking on one of our Virtual or Walking Challenges helps you get fit, reach personal goals and raises money for research, and to support those needing our help, both going through treatment and living with cancer. 

8 common signs to check for – women and men

  • Any unusual change in the shape or size of one of your breasts
  • If one breast has changed and become lower than the other.
  • Changes in skin colour or a rash around the nipple.
  • A nipple that has become pulled in or changed its position or shape (retraction of the nipples is normal in some women).
  • Puckering or dimpling of the skin.
  • A lump or thickening within the breast or armpit.
  • Discharge from one nipple or both.
  • Constant pain in one part of the breast.

The earlier breast cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment and cure. Remember 9 out of 10 breast lumps are not cancerous!

When to check your breasts

Examine your breasts once a month, for women preferably immediately after the end of your period. For women who do not have periods and for men, check yourself on the same day each month. If you have any doubts, please consult your doctor.

How to check

Begin by facing a mirror or lying down... but see the guided instruction from Breast Cancer Now here

One for the boys

Men Get Breast Cancer Too! Did you know that 370 - 400 men a year in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer? It usually affects men aged 50 and over, but it can be found in men of any age. The diagnosis of breast cancer in men, as well as the treatment, is very similar to that for women. However, over 80 men a year die from breast cancer due to not knowing men can get this type of cancer, and not doing regular checks.

Check your Chest... find out more!

Did you know?

  • Around 40% of cancers are preventable, this equates to nearly 144,000 cases in the UK a year.
  • Eating a healthy diet, being more active each day and maintaining a healthy weight are – after not smoking – the most important ways you can reduce your cancer risk.
  • Women who are physically active have a 13% reduced risk of postmenopausal breast cancer and a 7% decreased risk of premenopausal breast cancer compared to women who are less active.
  • WCRF recommends that to help prevent cancer, we should make being physically active part of our everyday lives.

How can you help us make a difference?

Whether it's Walking a marathon or half marathon, a trek, one of our ultra challenges or backcountry skiing... Volunteering at one of our MoonWalks... or donating in various ways... there are so many ways you can support Walk the Walk this breast cancer awareness month! See some options below:

We are a grant making charity, see where the money goes here.

Share, share, share!

Let your friends and family know you are supporting Walk the Walk this breast cancer awareness month by making this badge your profile picture for the month of October... just right click and save the image and upload to your social media. You can also add our WTW Facebook frame to your profile picture... simply add a frame and search for 'Walk the Walk'. 

So, why not unite with us against breast cancer this breast cancer awareness month… Raise money, Raise awareness, Get fit and Have FUN!

Walk the Walk challenges

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Look great as you get ready for your Walk the Walk challenge

Bra picture

How you can support us!

Unite with us against breast cancer