Every year in October, the world comes together to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month. In support of the month and all that it stands for – resilience and strength, Salt Sister Swim are doing our bit to increase awareness and raise money for the cause.
A year of lockdowns and restrictions last year meant that so many women will have gone without their screenings; and despite all these cancelled appointments, there were still 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020. It might not be the top of your list of things to rush back to now the world is back on track, but your mammogram is one of the most important things women can do for their bodies. Breast cancer treatment can be highly effective, when the disease is identified early. In fact, there is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its quick diagnosis is critical to survival. This is why we often hear the words “early detection” so often during the month of October.
Join us as we think pink this month. For all our sales in the month of October, we’ll be donating 20% to the National Breast Cancer Association. We are proud to know our profits will be used to help women detect their breast cancer in its earliest stage when it is more treatable.
Wherever you are, have a look in your area for screenings, or even search for self-screening tips you can practice. If you’re in Dubai, there’s a free screening near you this month - click here for the info!
So you’ve been for your screening, you donated to the causes, how else can you get involved without spending a penny? Simply reminding the ladies close to you to get their screenings too ( - it’s as simple as sharing this page on your girls group chat!). As women, we’re already working against a society that makes us uncomfortable in our own bodies. It’s so easy to fall into this body shame spiral, always looking for ways to improve and fix ourselves, putting ourselves down. Well ladies, discussing breast health is not shameful, or scary. We need to work with our bodies, not against them. Fear and misinformation can prevent women from getting checked, and receiving the care they need in a timely fashion.
Your friends, sisters and colleagues often need a quick reminder, and what better time than in the Pink Month, when getting your screening is made easier for us.
Enjoy free international shipping for all our subscribers for the month of October, and treat yourself while supporting this important cause: click here to shop now and donate 20%!