Wear something important
This Spring, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is calling on you to wear something important and help fund life-changing care and world-class research.
The collection, created by River Island, will help to change the future of breast cancer, and to create a world where everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives, and lives well.
You can help to make that happen. Wear something important this Spring.
Breast cancer changes you
After the shock of diagnosis and the huge toll treatment takes, breast cancer can strip back your identity, remove your sense of self, and leave you unable to recognise who you are.
For some women, fashion helps them discover a new style that fits with these changes. Whether it’s a wearing a favourite jacket for treatment sessions or a new t-shirt that makes you feel good about yourself, it can play an important part in accepting the changes breast cancer can bring.
Every piece sold from the 2021 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer collection, created by River Island, will help Breast Cancer Now to be there for anyone affected by breast cancer.
In 2018, Nisha felt a lump she knew she shouldn’t ignore. Two weeks later the test results confirmed it was stage three, grade three triple negative breast cancer. It had also spread to her lymph nodes.
In July 2020, Fran was showering and noticed a dimpling of the skin on her breast. Knowing that this was a possible symptom of breast cancer, Fran booked in to see the GP. When Fran’s PET scan came back, the results also showed shadowing on the brain. Later, Fran was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.
How your support helps
The pandemic has had a devastating impact on our ability to support people affected by breast cancer. It’s meant that so much of our crucial work has been stalled.
By wearing something important, you’ll be raising urgent funds to make sure we'll always be here for anyone affected by breast cancer.