Breast Cancer Care Day at Ibrox
Wed 30th November 2016
We’ll be celebrating our partnership with Breast Cancer Care at this weekend’s game and would love to see fans wearing pink to the match to show their support!
If you have one of the Foundation’s limited edition pink tops, make sure you wear it to the match – or a pink scarf, hat, jacket, shoes or gloves!
Breast Cancer Care volunteers will be collecting loose change and giving out life-saving information at the turnstiles and there will be special hubs in the Sandy Jardine Stand and Copeland Stand where supporters can chat to staff and volunteers and pick up literature and information.
If you are attending the game, watch out for a special video on the screens and Breast Cancer Care volunteers will also take to the pitch at half-time – dressed in pink of course!
Our partnership aims to raise £25,000 to support Breast Cancer Care’s helpline and Moving Forward courses. Heather Tosh, Service Manager for Moving Forward, outlined how the Foundation’s support for Breast Cancer Care can really make a difference to lives in Scotland:
“Moving Forward is designed to help individuals who have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the last two years cope with, and adjust to, life after treatment,” she explained.
“The course is run in partnership with NHS hospitals and delivered by a range of expert speakers, providing information, support and professional guidance and covering topics such as healthy eating, exercise, managing menopausal symptoms, lymphedema, cancer fatigue, and intimacy and relationships.
“People coming onto the course often feel it is the helping hand they really need.”
“For some people, the last hospital-based treatment is the goal they focus on, and getting there can feel like a real achievement. But some people also feel isolated, low or anxious when their regular hospital appointments stop. After treatment has ended, the healing process, both physical and emotional, can take months or sometimes years.
“Breast Cancer Care Scotland is here for anyone affected by breast cancer: friends, family, partners and carers. From the moment someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, both your lives are likely to change.”
“Understanding the emotional and physical changes that take place throughout treatment and afterwards, as well as how to talk to friends and family, and ensure the channels of communication remain open between you, can be invaluable. From story books to help children understand a diagnosis, to a peer support service which partners and friends can access to help them cope, we have services available to support everyone.”
Every year, around 4,700 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Scotland. If you have a query about breast cancer or breast health, just want to talk things through or find more support, you can call Breast Cancer Care’s experts on 0808 800 6000. Calls are free from all UK landlines and mobiles.
Heather has a clear message for Rangers fans –
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Scotland. Everyone’s breasts are different and it’s important for women and men of all ages to know their breasts and to be aware of any changes that are different for them.”
“If they find any unusual changes they should report this to their GP. With the support of the Rangers Charity Foundation and the Rangers family, we are able to continue supporting those facing breast cancer from day one.”
Read more about our partnership with Breast Cancer Care.