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Breast Cancer Survivors Host Fundraising Ball

25 March 2010

Former breast cancer patients at London Bridge Hospital, known as the “Pink Buddies” are organising a charity ball to raise vital funds for younger women diagnosed with the disease.

Breast cancer is the number one cancer amongst young women in the UK. It will affect over 2000 women under the age of 40 each year. Such low numbers mean that the experience can be particularly isolating and distressing for these young women. They have very specific needs, such as help finding information about fertility, dealing with a young family whilst undergoing treatment and dealing with the devastating loss of femininity on such a young body.

The Lavender Trust helps young women in particular to maintain a positive body image and lifestyle, key issues for all women dealing with breast cancer. Pink Buddies counts a number of young women amongst its volunteers, and the group decided that The Lavender Trust should be a key focus for fundraising over the next three years.