In 2016, it is estimated that 16,084 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in Australia (150 males and 15,934 females).
In 2016, it is estimated that the risk of an individual being diagnosed with breast cancer by their 85th birthday will be 1 in 16 (1 in 719 males and 1 in 8 females).
In 2016, it is expected that the incidence rate of breast cancer will increase with age until age group 65–69. It will then decrease for age group 70–79 before increasing for individuals aged 80+ (see figure below).
With these alarming facts about breast cancer being brought to our attention, we feel we need to be a part of making a difference and change for the future. By raising awareness, we are contributing to cancer research, education so that we can see the early warning signs, and better health care systems are put in place to tackle the issue head on.
As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be donating 10% of each sale of our Peony Blossoms Scented Candle directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NCBF). We chose this candle because the pretty baby pink is the national breast cancer colour of choice- plus this scent is absolutely divine! You will not only be indulging your senses with your purchase, but you'll also be helping a much bigger, better cause- for the better.
Only a few more days left till the end of the month, jump on board today and show your support!