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No Makeup Selfie’s for Breast Cancer

No Makeup Selfie’s for Breast Cancer

You’ve probably seen them in your newsfeed, the ‘No Makeup’ Selfies by people to help grow awareness of Breast Cancer.  While many are calling this stunt, just that, a stunt, others are praising the initiative for bringing great awareness to a very aggressive and deadly disease.   It started with some of the Hollywood stars jumping onboard (as has Demi Lovato), and the initiative has gone viral.

The deal is that you not only post a ‘No Makeup’ Selfie, to help grow awareness of this Disease, but that you also nominate friends to do the same.  Not only that, it’s important that you also get involved as part of growing awareness and take this action one step further by donating to this worthy cause.

The best place to make a donation, is at the Official National Breast Cancer Foundation Website (NBCF)  There are a number of ‘foundations’ acting as collection bodies for this cause, but know that it’s always best to go to official websites and donate.

Breast Cancer is a horrible disease, some able to battle it and win, others not winning the battle.  The stats are terrible and highlight the importance of growing awareness and donating to such a cause.  Here are some of the stats from the NBCF Official Website

  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia.
  • One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • In 2014, 15,270 women are predicted to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia.
  • In 2020, 17,210 women are projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia. This is an average of 47 women every day.
  • Increasing age is one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer. More than two in three cases of breast cancer occur in women aged between 40 and 69 years.
  • Australian women diagnosed with breast cancer have an 89% chance of surviving five years after diagnosis.
  • Improvements in survival are attributed to earlier detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms and improved treatment outcomes for breast cancer.
  • On average, seven women die from breast cancer every day in Australia. Finding breast cancer early increases the chance of surviving the disease.
  • Although rare, breast cancer can also affect men, accounting for about 1% of cases. Around 110 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia each year.

All information quoted from

So if you haven’t done your bit and taken positive action yet in growing awareness of Breast Cancer, get to it!  And make sure you don’t forget to donate, as this is crucial!