PINK RIBBON PARTNERSHIP

We care about the health and wellbeing of our customers, our Sheroes. We also want to contribute to the fight against breast cancer and since 2016 we’ve been in a partnership with Pink Ribbon Germany and The Netherlands. Through many campaigns and activities we raise funds that are donated to Pink Ribbon. As examples, we manage an employee salary donation programme and sell special products or selected items from which part of the proceeds are donated. For several years, we’ve been selling Pink Ribbon bracelets and in October 2019 we donated proceeds from the sale of selected items as part of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

ABOUT PINK RIBBON

Pink Ribbon is a non-profit organisation that’s committed to increasing breast cancer awareness and building a global community that supports breast cancer patients. Pink Ribbon raises funds mainly through donations and collaborations with brands and retailers, which are used to finance research and projects concerning the treatment, aftercare and long-term effects of breast cancer.

We care about the health and wellbeing of our customers, our Sheroes. We also want to contribute to the fight against breast cancer and since 2016 we’ve been in a partnership with Pink Ribbon Germany and The Netherlands. Through many campaigns and activities we raise funds that are donated to Pink Ribbon. As examples, we manage an employee salary donation programme and sell special products or selected items from which part of the proceeds are donated. For several years, we’ve been selling Pink Ribbon bracelets and in October 2019 we donated proceeds from the sale of selected items as part of October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


ABOUT PINK RIBBON

Pink Ribbon is a non-profit organisation that’s committed to increasing breast cancer awareness and building a global community that supports breast cancer patients. Pink Ribbon raises funds mainly through donations and collaborations with brands and retailers, which are used to finance research and projects concerning the treatment, aftercare and long-term effects of breast cancer.

OUR TEAM RAISES FUNDS

Our team loves a challenge and raising funds to help a cause close to all women has ensured vital support is provided through fun events and our collective passion. Whether we’re taking part in a charity run or selling products where a share of proceeds goes to charity, our values and team spirit provide valuable funds and resources to not only Pink Ribbon but many other community causes.

OUR TEAM RAISES FUNDS

Our team loves a challenge and raising funds to help a cause close to all women has ensured vital support is provided through fun events and our collective passion. Whether we’re taking part in a charity run or selling products where a share of proceeds goes to charity, our values and team spirit provide valuable funds and resources to not only Pink Ribbon but many other community causes.

ADVICE FOR BREAST CANCER CONCERNS

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. More noticeable changes in the breasts and nipples might be warning signs for breast cancer. It’s important, however, to note that many abnormalities or symptoms in the breasts are not cancerous. Still, be alert and visit a doctor when you’re in doubt. If you want detailed advice about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, Pink Ribbon Learn About Cancer is a good place to start. There is more breast cancer advice below.

Remember Sheroes: eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign/non-cancerous.

 

ADVICE FOR BREAST CANCER CONCERNS

Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. More noticeable changes in the breasts and nipples might be warning signs for breast cancer. It’s important, however, to note that many abnormalities or symptoms in the breasts are not cancerous. Still, be alert and visit a doctor when you’re in doubt. If you want detailed advice about breast cancer symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, Pink Ribbon Learn About Cancer is a good place to start. There is more breast cancer advice below.

Remember Sheroes: eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign/non-cancerous.

SELF-EXAMINATION

Even though most of us do not feel comfortable doing a breast self-exam (BSE), the more you examine your breasts the more you will learn about them and the easier it becomes for you to tell if something unusual has occurred. Not every cancer can be found by a BSE, but it is a critical step that you can, and should, take for yourself. It is best to make your BSE a monthly habit so that you become familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel. The best time to perform a BSE is after the end of your period since your breasts are then the least likely to be swollen. If you do not experience periods anymore, choose a day that is easy to remember, such as your birthday or your lucky number.

The Pink Ribbon self-examination pages provide more detailed guidance.

SELF-EXAMINATION

Even though most of us do not feel comfortable doing a breast self-exam (BSE), the more you examine your breasts the more you will learn about them and the easier it becomes for you to tell if something unusual has occurred. Not every cancer can be found by a BSE, but it is a critical step that you can, and should, take for yourself. It is best to make your BSE a monthly habit so that you become familiar with how your breasts normally look and feel. The best time to perform a BSE is after the end of your period since your breasts are then the least likely to be swollen. If you do not experience periods anymore, choose a day that is easy to remember, such as your birthday or your lucky number.

The Pink Ribbon self-examination pages provide more detailed guidance.

CHANGES IN THE BREAST – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • • Skin changes such as swellings or redness. Also, changes in the texture of the skin might indicate breast cancer; it might look like the peel of an orange.
  • • Dents in the skin.
  • • A painful, sensitive spot where the tissue feels different.
  • • The breast feels warm and looks a little red.
  • • A poorly healing spot on your breast.
  • • Quite sudden changes in its shape and size.
  • • Also, be aware if you feel a little swelling or a lump in the armpit.


CHANGES IN THE BREAST – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • • Skin changes such as swellings or redness. Also, changes in the texture of the skin might indicate breast cancer; it might look like the peel of an orange.
  • • Dents in the skin.
  • • A painful, sensitive spot where the tissue feels different.
  • • The breast feels warm and looks a little red.
  • • A poorly healing spot on your breast.
  • • Quite sudden changes in its shape and size.
  • • Also, be aware if you feel a little swelling or a lump in the armpit.

CHANGES IN THE NIPPLE – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • • Thickened skin on the nipple.
  • • Protracted nipple.
  • • Pain in the nipple.
  • • Moisture coming out of the nipple (e.g. bloody, green, watery or milky).
  • • Sores on/around the nipple.

CHANGES IN THE NIPPLE – WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • • Thickened skin on the nipple.
  • • Protracted nipple.
  • • Pain in the nipple.
  • • Moisture coming out of the nipple (e.g. bloody, green, watery or milky).
  • • Sores on/around the nipple.

BREAST SCREENING

Screening your breasts regularly even before there are any symptoms is important, as this can help doctors to detect breast cancer at an early stage. When discovered early, treatments are more likely to be effective. You should consult your doctor about when to start screening your breasts and how regularly you should do this. Women age 20-40 should have one mammogram every three years. Women older than 40 should have mammograms every one to two years.

 

BREAST SCREENING

Screening your breasts regularly even before there are any symptoms is important, as this can help doctors to detect breast cancer at an early stage. When discovered early, treatments are more likely to be effective. You should consult your doctor about when to start screening your breasts and how regularly you should do this. Women age 20-40 should have one mammogram every three years. Women older than 40 should have mammograms every one to two years.

DON’T PANIC

Most women have some lumps or lumpy areas in their breasts, so it is important not to panic if you feel like you found something unusual. Eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign/non-cancerous. Indeed, changes can also occur due to your menstrual cycle, birth control pills, ageing, pregnancy and the menopause. The more familiar you get with your breasts, the easier it is for you to tell if something has changed. You should inform your doctor if changes in your breasts:

  • • Last longer than a month.
  • • Seem to get worse or more obvious over time.

DON’T PANIC

Most women have some lumps or lumpy areas in their breasts, so it is important not to panic if you feel like you found something unusual. Eight out of ten breast lumps that are removed are benign/non-cancerous. Indeed, changes can also occur due to your menstrual cycle, birth control pills, ageing, pregnancy and the menopause. The more familiar you get with your breasts, the easier it is for you to tell if something has changed. You should inform your doctor if changes in your breasts:

  • • Last longer than a month.
  • • Seem to get worse or more obvious over time.