I’m sure you all know the quote “On Wednesdays, we wear pink” from Mean Girls and it’s of course what inspired me for today’s title; In October, I wear pink. The reason I’m wearing pink in October, is to show awareness of breast cancer. Damart yearly sells limited editions of the pink vest top*, to show their support to the Breast Cancer Now charity. Each year they team up with women to model the vest top, this year local Yorkshire group – Bosom Friends. They also asked if I wanted to raise some awareness this October and I of course said yes.
I’m very lucky there’s no history of breast cancer in my family, and I don’t have anyone else close to me who’s been affected. So why take on this challenge and raise awareness for breast cancer? I do have family members who have sadly passed away from other forms of cancer, mainly male family members. I’ve also got family and friends who have been affected by the horrible disease and conquered it; inspirational and strong women, just like the ones taking part in Damart’s campaign.
I don’t wish breast cancer or any other form of it on anyone and I keep my fingers crossed I’ll never be affected either. I might not be the best spokesperson for creating awareness around breast cancer but I help wherever I can, like taking part in charity runs, raffles, bake offs and wearing pink in October.
I love Damart’s thermal vest top, it’s the type of fabric and top my lovely grandmother would have worn. She might not have chosen a strong colour like fuchsia but I love it and the lace is too cute!
For this post, I’ve gone for a sporty look, because that’s what I love to wear to feel the most comfortable and staying healthy and active are a couple of things you can do to hopefully lower the risk of cancer. Surprise, surprise I’m wearing mostly black, but it works really well with pink details and making this vest top stand out a little bit extra. It’ll be the perfect top to layering up with and keep warm this Autumn.
pink vest top – Damart (£17 of which £4 goes to breast cancer charity)
black hoodie – Adidas (old)
black jeans – Topshop
colourful trainers – Nike (Junction 32)
Have you got any charities you support a little bit extra? How do you show your awareness?
*PR Sample. All views are my own