Breast cancer touches lives throughout the UK
Riwal UK Technical Business Analyst Mark Tiffany has first-hand experience of the grief breast cancer causes in the lives of thousands of people throughout the UK.
In previous years Mark sadly lost his grandmother and his aunt to breast cancer. Now his mother is suffering from the disease. She has already had hormone and radiation therapy, but is frail and has had a stroke, so chemotherapy is not recommended for her.
Mark says: “I support anything to do with preventing or treating breast cancer. I have seen the effects of the illness in my own family and those of friends and colleagues.
“The death of my aunt from breast cancer had a direct impact on my uncle’s health, so the disease affected them both.
“I’m very pleased that Riwal has chosen to support Breast Cancer Now – the charity is funding significant research into breast cancer treatment and prevention that will help thousands of people.”
Riwal UK is running a year-long fundraising campaign, #RiseAboveBreastCancer, to raise funds for breast cancer research. As part of the campaign, Riwal UK has commissioned two specially liveried pink powered access machines for customers to hire. The company is donating five per cent of the hiring fees for ‘Suzie’ scissor lift and ‘Betty’ boom to Breast Cancer Now.
You can also make a donation through Riwal’s Just Giving Page at https://just.ly/RiwalUKDonateToBreastCancerNow.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month
Fifty-five thousand people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. Through the research it is funding, Breast Cancer Now aims to make breast cancer a survivable disease for everyone who develops it by 2050.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month with a special emphasis on fundraising and self-examination.