A statement from Cllr Alev Cazimoglu to recognise and raise awareness of breast cancer
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, said: “October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and on the 21st thousands of people affected by breast cancer raise money to help fund life changing breast cancer research and support.
“Every year 58,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer. There are 11,500 deaths and 400 men are diagnosed.
“The pink ribbon is an international symbol of breast cancer awareness. Pink ribbons, and the colour pink in general, identify the wearer is expressing moral support for women and men with breast cancer.
“The pink ribbon represents the courage to fight breast cancer, hope for the future, and the charitable goodness of people and businesses who publicly support the breast cancer movement. It is intended to evoke solidarity.
“Breast cancer organisations use the pink ribbon to associate themselves with breast cancer, to promote breast cancer awareness, and to support fundraising because breast cancer is still here. It’s still tearing apart the lives of families and it’s still taking the lives of men and women we love every day.
“Sadly, not all breast cancer cases are preventable but studies who that at least 30% of breast cancer cases are preventable, by making changes to your lifestyle you can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer. By increasing the amount of physical activity you do you can significantly reduce your risk.
“So wear it Pink throughout October to raise awareness of breast cancer, whether it’s a dash of nail varnish or you’re in hot pink head-to-toe, wear pink and raise vital funds to support people affected by breast cancer.”