Breast cancer happens in 1 of 20 women and Watsons Malaysia wants you to know that early detection is the best way to save lives.
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Women are constantly overcoming challenges and battling obstacles.
One battle women still face and sometimes cannot avoid, but can fight, is breast cancer.
In collaboration with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Malaysia’s leading health and beauty retailer Watsons have teamed up with the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) in creating a support system to Malaysians that breast cancer is not the end by inculcating positive messages.
What better way to instill the message of hopefulness than those who have lived and are living with breast cancer to spread the awareness many still don’t know about.
The team behind Positively Pinktober recently spoke to Kim, Vandana, and Mazwin, three strong women who have looked breast cancer in the face and are now determined to kick the dreaded c-word to the curb.
In the inspiring videos each of these women are featured in, the one thing they all agreed on? Early detection saves lives.
In Mazwin’s video, she speaks candidly about her journey with Positively Pink influencer Marianne Tan.
Here’s her story:
With Stage 2 Breast Cancer, the 41-year old mother of three was told that if anyone could beat cancer, it’s her because she’s strong.
In Mazwin’s case, she accidentally came across a lump on her breast and immediately went to the hospital. The only thing she worried about was her kids.
It was the hardest for my second child because she’s the only daughter and sometimes she would cry at school. She would tell her teacher ‘my mum is sick, she has (breast) cancer’.Mazwin, Stage 2 Cancer Patient
Coincidentally, the positive spirit in Mazwin is already in her name “Must Win”. And with her detecting cancer early, along with her fighting spirit, win she must.
Education as a powerful weapon
It’s true what Nelson Mandela once said, education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world, and this resonates on so many levels.
With that, did you know…
The best ways to lower the risk would be to watch the factors you can control:
Become buddies with your bosom
To detect breast cancer early, the best way is to get to know your breasts with a breast self-familiarisation or examination so that when something doesn’t feel right, you know it’s time to consult with a doctor.
Remember, early detection is crucial in saving lives. Do a monthly breast-self examination like the above to be aware of any changes in your breasts.
Show your support, spread awareness, paint the town pink and win!
The time to be Positively Pink is now. Join the #WatsonsPinktoberDance and stand a chance to win Watsons points too.
The contest happens throughout the month of October only.
By now we should know that it’s important to regularly do a breast self-examination. Learn the steps in the #WatsonsPinktoberDance and participate in the contest:
By participating in the #WatsonsPinktoberDance, you will be helping to spread Breast Cancer Awareness as the dance was inspired by steps taken from doing a breast self-examination.
More deals to sweeten the cause
For every purchase of participating brands, part of the proceeds will be donated to BCWA for their continuous efforts in raising breast cancer awareness among Malaysians.
Positively Pinktober will also be having great savings throughout October with offers such as purchase with purchase deals up to 50% for all.
And don’t forget to grab health and beauty vouchers worth up to RM240 here.
Pay with the Boost app from 30 September to 27 October and get RM10 cashback with a minimum purchase of RM60 and above. You can also get a share of 2 million Boost coins with a minimum spend of RM100 and above.
Look out for #PositivelyPinktober stickers up for grabs too which you can proudly display on Instagram, Whatsapp, and Telegram.
In addition, Watsons will also be having their 10.10 Double The Madness online sale from 4 until 11 October where shoppers can enjoy up to 75% off.
There will also be daily flash sales for more than 500 products, crazy deals from as low as RM2, upsize vouchers on the mega day itself and free delivery with orders RM100 and above.
To find out more about Watsons Positively Pinktober campaign, in collaboration with Malaysia’s Breast Cancer Welfare Association, visit the specially curated website here.
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