Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October 1st - 31st 2018
Breast cancer is a huge health concern people face today with a current survival rate of 78%. However 23% of cases are preventable and research suggests the survival rate goes up to 99% when detected in stage 0 or 1.
Our Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign aims to raise awareness of breast cancer and how to check for it, along with raising money for charity. Check out the image below for a quick guide to how to check yourself.
The Union’s charity of choice this year is CoppaFeel. CoppaFeel is a charity that raises awareness of early detection of breast cancer, with its mission being to stamp out late detection and misdiagnosis of breast cancer by ensuring that you check yourself regularly. Check out thier website here for more info.
Did somebody say cake?
Everyday 11am - 3pm in the Atrium
Come and get some yummy cake whilst helping us raise money for Coppafeel! We'll be on the concourse outside the Students' Union, or in the Atrium every Wednesday this month from 11am-3pm, so be sure to come and enjoy a slice or two for this great cause!
Plus on the week of the 15th, we'll be there everyday 11am-3pm!
Friday 19th October 12pm on the Quad
Put together a team (5 players +) and come take part in our boobball tournament... it’s like Dodgeball but with BOOB balls! You can start registering your team from Friday 12th October. Get your ticket by clicking on the event below. The deadline for team submissions is Wednesday 17th October. Limited spaces available .
Click here to sign up online
*weather dependant – if not it will be in Sports Hall
Netball Pink Night
The annual Brunel University Netball Pink Night takes over Hello Friday on October 19th ... Grab your Special Pink tickets for the night from our stalls (Mon 15th -Fri 19th, 11am-3pm, on the concourse outside the Students' Union or in the Atrium) or contact the girls from Netball.
Proceeds from this night go to Breast Cancer Now. Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer research charity – and they’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease. You can visit their website here.
Sports Teams Competition
Sports teams are encouraged to raise money in name of their club and the two biggest donators will be rewarded heavily through food/drink vouchers from Locos.
Sports teams are also encouraged to take part in our #onwednesdayswewearpink campaign on October 24th and post their pictures on social media using this hashtag. Tag @brunelstudents and our favourites will be reposted on our story!
Help us promote early detection of breast cancer and join in with Coppafeel’s national #showerhijack campaign!
Simple, just pick up one of our shower hangers or vinyl stickers from our stalls or Union Reception (they remind you how to check yourself), pop it in your shower, take a selfie (don't worry you don't need to be in the shower!), post it on social media and tag @brunelstudents using #showerhijack. Our favourites get reposted on our story!