October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – My Reason to Screen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – My Reason to Screen
Less than 1 in 2 women aged 50-74 have their recommended mammogram every two years.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women aged 50-74 are encouraged to call 13 20 50 to book an appointment for a free mammogram.
To support the ‘My Reason to Screen’ campaign visit www.facebook.com/breastscreennsw and share the viral pledge and tag your loved ones as your ‘Reason to Screen’.

‘My Reason to Screen’ is an awareness campaign that aims to help women recognise who or what is important to them, and allow them to identify their ‘reason to screen’ – for example, this could be their family, friends or life itself.

The ‘My Reason to Screen’ campaign was launched at a breakfast event in Sydney on 28 August 2013. The event welcomed a small group of powerful, highly influential women from key cancer organisations, business backgrounds and media outlets.

These women have pledged to unite to start a conversation and increase breast screening rates across the State. This ‘pledge’ will be communicated through mainstream and social media channels, igniting discussion around the critical need to increase breast screening rates.

Melissa Hoyer hosted the intimate discussion among panellists including breast cancer survivor Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Julie McCrossin and Professor Sanchia Aranda. These influential women highlighted their reasons to screen through real life experiences, and shared information to support breast screening awareness.

We invite you to join us and make a pledge to improve breast screening rates – and ultimately save lives.

Make the PLEDGE and tell us your reason to screen on the BreastScreen NSW Facebook or Twitter pages or use the the #myreasontoscreen hashtag.

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