Your Life: Thinking Pink for Cancer Research; OCTOBER Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and This Year There Are More Ways Than Ever to Help Raise Money for the Cause. KAREN HAMBRIDGE Reports

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Your Life: Thinking Pink for Cancer Research; OCTOBER Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and This Year There Are More Ways Than Ever to Help Raise Money for the Cause. KAREN HAMBRIDGE Reports


Byline: KAREN HAMBRIDGE

FOR the active, one of the main ways to boost the charities' coffers is to take part in one of the organised sponsored walks or even organise a sponsored event yourself.

Coombe Abbey Country Park in Coventry is the venue for the local walk arranged as part of the All Walk Together campaign by Cancer Research UK.

The walk takes place from noon on Sunday, October 8, and there's a choice of a 4km or an 8km ramble.

For more information and easy registration or for information on other ways you can raise funds for research into breast cancer visit www.cancerresearchuk.org/ breastcancer or call 0870 160 2040.

AS well as fundraising activities a whole host of merchandise is on offer this year with proceeds from sales going towards funding vital research work into breast cancer.

From Cancer Research UK shops you can purchase a rubber duck, called Betty featuring a tag with information on self-examination.

Dr Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at Cancer Research UK, explained: "Relaxing in the bath is an ideal time for women to notice any abnormal change in either breast.

"It's very important women know what's normal for them and bath time is a great time to look for any changes."

Betty is pounds 4.99 and comes in white or dark pink with the iconic pink ribbon motif. If Betty doesn't take your fancy why not check out the T-shirts, pounds 6.99. candle, pounds 4.99 and pin badge, a donation suggested to be pounds 1.

ON the high street Peacocks boasts special "pink party" sets, with sparkly tiara and wand pounds 4, feather boas pounds 5, lingerie sets, pounds 6, pyjamas, pounds 9, wigs, pounds 3 and luxury robes, pounds 14.

There's also a double-layer T-shirt, pounds 7, eye-catching umbrella, pounds 4 and funky vanity case, pounds 4, shopper bag, pounds 3, sequin baker boy hat, pounds 5 and hooded sweater, pounds 9.

JEWELLERS F Hinds is selling a limited-edition, 9ct white gold pink ribbon diamond pendant and matching brooch. Both pieces are priced at pounds 150.

'BRANDS for less' retailer TK Maxx is launching its biggest-ever lingerie promotion in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as part of its backing for the campaign it is offering a white cotton lingerie bag with profits going to Cancer Research UK.

A snip at pounds 1.49 the bag features "I'm delicate ... be gentle with me" in pink embroidery.

MAINTAINING a healthy body weight is one way you can help to lower the risk of getting cancer and now you can look good while you are exercising as well as raise money for breast cancer research.

USA Pro has teamed up with Cancer Research UK to launch a second collaborative clothing collection including a white support vest, charcoal three-quarter length flares, a pink velour tracksuit and a sports bra, all featuring a unique version of the pink ribbon logo and the slogan, All Women Together. …

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