3 ways to make a difference this Microvolunteering Day
Today is Microvolunteering Day and there are lots of ways you can get involved in causes you care about, without even getting out of your pyjamas.
Microvolunteering is described as 'bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause'. We’ve listed three things you could do today to make a real difference for people affected by breast cancer, and they each take less than 10 minutes.
1. Take part in our latest campaign by emailing your Hospital Trust
Not knowing how many people have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer makes it difficult for hospitals to plan services, for example, knowing how many specialist nurses they need and to provide good care and support. It also means it’s hard to truly know how successful a treatment for primary breast cancer was in ensuring fewer people go on to develop secondary disease.
2. Download and share our infographic on social media
Our infographic shows the possible signs and symptoms of breast cancer – you can help us spread the breast awareness message by sharing it on social media. Getting to know how your breasts look and feel, so you know what is normal for you, means you can then feel more confident about noticing any unusual changes and reporting it to your GP. The sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment may be.
Becoming a Breast Cancer Voice is a unique and powerful way to make a positive, lasting impact today and in the future. Our Breast Cancer Voices are people who have been affected by breast cancer and want to use their experience to improve the lives of others.
Give as much time and energy as you would like by choosing the opportunities that appeal to you. We’ll offer you a range of ways you can take action.
Tracey and Elizabeth were both diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic and agreed to share their experiences with the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Expert Panel as part of its evaluation into the government’s commitments on cancer services in England.
For 15 years, Breast Cancer Now has been campaigning for better information on those living with secondary breast cancer. We still don't have the statistics we need, but we are determined to see improvements.
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