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ends 31 Oct 2021, 11:59 PM

Hello, I'm Eileen. I would like to help raise awareness for breast cancer and highlight that it's a non discriminating disease.

I was diagnosed with stage II/III breast cancer in August 2020. I lead a very healthy lifestyle - whereby I regularly exercise, eat a clean diet and keep chemical toxins at bay in the household. I breast fed my 2 children until they were 18 months old respectively and yet that wasn't enough to lower the possibility of getting breast cancer. I have no family history of it and nor do I carry the BRCA gene.
Anyone can get breast cancer.

I made this cancer journey my own and really embraced the changes that it brought. With the prospect of chemotherapy, it's daunting to know that your hair will fall out, feeling the loss of identity and insecurity. I want to empower others that being brave and resilient is what makes a person beautiful and confident. When going through any change in life, you will discover that you are stronger than you think.

I wear my short hair with pride and it's like a badge of honour for me. In solidarity to breast cancer fighting warriors out there, I will have the breast cancer ribbon shaved onto my head. To the warriors, you are not alone.

$500 raised, I will have the ribbon shaved onto the side of my head.
$1000 raised and the ribbon will be a bigger design on the back of the head and my husband will partake and get a ribbon shaved too.

Thanks for your support.

About The Charity

Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) is a social service agency with an IPC status. Our mission is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. Set up in 1997, BCF is committed to raising awareness about breast cancer through talks, events and publications that advocate early detection through regular screening, as well as supporting survivors and their families through various befriending and training activities. As one of the few advocacy groups in the world with a Men's Support League that was integrated with Caregiver Support Group in year 2017, BCF aims to encourage greater male participation in society's fight against this affliction.

For more information, visit www.bcf.org.sg or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


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