The Roger Brooke Memorial Cycle Ride
After 20 years out of the bicycle saddle Penny has decided against the advice of Age Concern to cycle 10 miles to raise money for this wonderful cause. Yes I did say 10 miles!The Roger Brooke Memorial Cycle Ride, which takes place on Sunday 19th May 2013, is in aid of the Pelican Cancer Foundation and in memory of Roger Brooke who worked tirelessly as a donor and Trustee of Pelican and in recognition of his considerable contribution to village life in the Candover Valley for many years.
Penny is determined to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity which saved my life and to whom we owe so much. She has to cycle 10 miles and I have drawn the short straw of having to watch all you have to do is click on one of the options below!
There are two options:
1. Make a donation by clicking this link - I want to support Penny and her 10 mile ride
2. Buy a copy of the Chemo Cookery Club Recipe Book for £14.99 and we will donate £5 to Pelican by clicking this link - I want to support Penny and her 10 mile ride
Have you heard of Defiant Beauty by Jennifer Young?
It is a British Beauty Brand created by cancer patients and survivors for cancer patients and survivors. Staff and volunteers on the chemo ward at University Hospital North Staffs (UHNS) asked local product formulator Jennifer Young if she would work with them to create a skin care range specifically tailored to the needs of those going through chemotherapy.
The nursing team set out guidelines about what couldn’t be included in the products and Jennifer added her own. Being a nutritional therapist as well as a product formulator meant that Jennifer wanted only natural and organic ingredients, so there are no Parabens or other harmful chemicals in our product range.
The Defiant Beauty products are available to buy from the Fresh Hair Wig and Beauty Salon at UHNS and online at www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk.
Itchy Skin Oil (http://www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk/shop/body/defiant-beauty-smooth-skin-balm-250g) is everyone’s favourite.
We are now gaining some fabulous charities and companies that are adding us as 'Affiliate Links' to their websites! This means that the related product or cancer website will show a Chic-Compressions logo or even a page with some of our images once the person clicks through to our site this is registered by our E Commerce site. If that person makes a purchase, then the charity or company that advertised us on their site will automatically gain a commission that we have agreed. The company or charity are issued with their own secure log in code to our site so that they can check on the commission they have gained. The commission is then paid on a monthly or six monthly basis directly into their bank account; a great way to generate income for doing not allot ....simples!! So if you are a Cancer Charity or are a company with related products to Cancer for example selling Mastectomy Bras or Prothesis... please email us and we can see if your site is suitable, then you can start earning your commission! We look forward to hearing from you!
We have some excellent reductions now on a selection of our compression sleeve range!
Our unique to the UK Recovery Bra has just been reduced down to £74.99 and features fully adjustable sides and front. The material is a cellulose self regulating and breathable thin foam, which offers superior support around the chest and thoracic areas. Low enough and dermatology tested to not irritate and incision areas and suitable for ANY types of Breast Surgery, so a must for post surgical wear! We also have a range of compatible accessories you may need following your surgery or why not buy this as a gift for a family member or friend going in to have surgery.
A wide range of sleeves are now £20.00 less as we are clearing stock to make room for new patterns for this summer!
If there is anything that we haven't got in stock from our partners Lymphedivas USA please see our NEW 'Special Orders' page!
Thank you for reading ths post and we look forward to your purchases!
The Mulberry Centre is a walk-in cancer information and support centre with a welcoming and non-clinical environment based in the grounds of West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth. We are a registered charity and the majority of our funding comes from charitable donations. Our aim is to deliver a range of information and support services to all people affected by a diagnosis of cancer: to the cancer patient, friends and family, carers and those bereaved by cancer. Although the majority of our users come from the London Boroughs of Hounslow, Richmond and Ealing, we are open to all, regardless of postcode or hospital of diagnosis. Our services are offered free of charge.
These are the dates for the Lymphoedema workshops plus some of our other 2013 workshops/events that may be of interest to some of your site visitors.
- April 23rd & Sept 9th - Lymphoedema Talk.
- 10th June - Simple Lymphoedema massage.
- 18th March - The financial impact of cancer - what welfare help am I entitled to?
- September 10th - Wigs, scarf tying and Look Good Feel Better makeup demo.
- The Mulberry Centre,WMUH,Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middx. TW7 6AF T:020 83216300 ex:6301 www.themulberrycentre.co.uk
The Sponsorship Link www.walkthewalkfundraising.org/deltabirds
I'm taking part in a half marathon on Sunday 30 June 3013, to raise money for breast cancer charities in a decorated bra for 'Walk the Walk'. I became involved with this charity after my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer.If anyone can possibly provide sponsorship it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your support.
A new website has launched to provide information to help patients make the right DECISION and CHOICE about their treatment at the crucial time in their Breast Cancer diagnosis.
Jo Taylor is a 6 year breast cancer survivor and through her experiences has created the website www.abcdiagnosis.co.uk which was launched on the 6 year anniversary of her diagnosis with Breast Cancer.The website will provide information on breast reconstructions by means of a BRA -Breast Reconstruction Adviser, which will contain photos of patients reconstructions for other people to be able to view (with a secure log in) to help them make reconstruction decisions. The site will also help people to find surgeons, consultants, Hospitals and Cancer Networks. As well as providing diet, exercise tips, and health information, there will also be daily news from the UK and around the world on breast cancer to keep you up to date with new developments in treatments etc.
C21 Magazine is the UK's first free mainstream cancer publication. It is quite unique in terms of the information available to cancer patients and their families, as well as being of interest to healthcare professionals.The most remarkable aspect of C21 is that it brings together in one place expert knowledge, emotional support and news relating to cancer, making it that much easier for people to access information and reassurance.Unlike the national press the articles are not sensationalist or misleading in any way, and because it is an independent magazine C21 is committed to talking about cancer without pushing any kind of agenda. The primary concern is always to report issues in the most balanced and informative way possible. Meanwhile the sections on psychology, childhood cancer, fertility treatment, reconstructive surgery, legal advice, palliative care and more, means that every possible aspect of dealing with cancer is covered.
C21's mission is to help drive forward positive changes in our understanding and treatment of cancer, by creating a leading source of opinion and debate in a field of medicine which touches millions of us, and which cannot afford to be misunderstood or misrepresented.
We attended the Dorset Support Group yesterday. Our thanks and appreciation to Christine Talbot the Lymphoedema Practitioner who kindly invited us along. It was a fantastic day with lots of interest for my products including quite a few sales. The atmosphere was nice and relaxed so was the presentation I gave to the patient attendees that have been through Breast Cancer or other Cancers. The majority had some symptoms of Lymphoedema. There were seven guest speakers and everyone learnt something new from the presentations. I had one of the patients email me today following the event and she was happy for me to post her comments;
'I am a patient of Christine Talbot and attended the meeting yesterday. I was sorry not to have been able to speak with you afterwards. We live in Folkestone, Kent and needed to leave to get back home.
Your enthusiasm and eagerness to help the plight of people like me was refreshing and heartwarming. I am full of admiration for what you are doing.
I have Lymphoedema in my left arm following breast cancer surgery, chemo, radiotherapy etc. We have very poor support in this area through the NHS. I have never received any treatment whatsoever in the two years since diagnosis and have only been measured infrequently and given arm sleeves which they insist must be worn in all waking hours. The various sleeves I have tried from other compression companies have all acted like a tourniquet at the top and sometimes at the wrist. I would like to try one of your sleeves.' Thank you Margaret B for your kind words, your new sleeve and Gauntlet from our range are on their way I hope you wont be disappointed and will be a return customer like many other ladies!