This October Stockport Town Hall is glowing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Cabinet member for Health, said:
“We are pleased to help raise the profile of Breast Cancer Awareness by illuminating the Town Hall pink. It’s great to see so many local Stockport organisations and residents taking part and raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer awareness and research.”
Dr Vicci Owen–Smith Deputy Director of Public Health and Clinical Director at NHS Stockport CCG said:
“Around 250 women each year in Stockport are diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We know that 3 in 4 Stockport women eligible for breast screening attend their breast screening appointment and many women check their breasts regularly because they know how important it is to catch cancer early. If caught early, in most cases, breast cancer can be treated successfully. I therefore urge all women to get in the habit of checking your breasts regularly and attend your screening appointment when invited. Don’t delay seeking advice from your GP if you notice any changes in your breasts.”
Guidance on how to examine your breasts