Евросиликон вече и в розово!
4 November 2013
Hello and welcome back to our second blog post!
We have been very busy celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and have been overwhelmed by the number of inspirational women helping to raise awareness for an amazing cause, which sadly so many women can relate to.
It has been our mission to spread the word across our social media communities to help raise awareness, by sharing incredible stories via ‘Survivor Sundays’ and the wonderful work of charities that make a huge difference to breast cancer sufferers and their families.
Each year you have been coming up with innovative new ways to raise money for Breast cancer, bringing together women from all walks of life for a very special occasion. You have been campaigning all around the world, helping to gain international exposure and spread the breast buzz! Ireland have been busy opening their first Pretty ‘n’ Pink Charity shop in Belfast and Brazil’s ‘Pink October’ proved a lot of fun as well as educational. Some of our favorites have been the UK’s Oxfam Big Bra Hunt and the Bin your Bra campaign encouraging women to ditch their unwanted bras, which can then be recycled to raise money – empowering and fun. Talking of fun; did you see what America got up to in the flash-mob video?
We have also been looking at some of the physical aspects of breast cancer. Sadly many women have to make the brave decision to have a mastectomy, a physically and psychologically demanding form of surgery.
Fortunately, reconstructive surgery is available for women who want to regain the appearance of breasts, helping women rebuild their body confidence that surgery may have taken away.
We want to thank all the women who have shared their breast cancer stories. It’s women like you that inspire others, and will hopefully encourage women to think twice about their breast health and check their boobs regularly. Let’s hope we have more incredible survival stories next year as we keep fighting the battle against breast cancer!
In other positive news, a centre for cosmetic surgery research has finally launched in the UK. The National Institute for Aesthetic Research (NIAR) is a joint initiative set up by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and The Healing Foundation, founded in response to the 2010 PIP scandal.
For thousands of women the PIP ordeal isn’t over but we hope that the new research institute will put a stop to it happening again in the future.
We are honored to reveal that our sister brand Nagor is one of the founding partners of the Breast Safety Implant Campaign, an initiative implemented by NIAR. We are helping to fund the campaign by donating £1 from every implant sale in the UK. We are among the first implant manufactures to be supporting pioneering research carried out by NIAR as at GC Aesthetics we fully support the mission to deliver the very best in cosmetic surgery based on the highest quality research.
As always we love to hear from women like you, answering your questions and listening to your boob stories. How has surgery changed your life? To share your story visit our Facebook page for the chance to receive lingerie vouchers.