A campaigner is fighting for breast cancer awareness after tragically losing her mother to cancer.
Freya Brook, 21, Lenton, Nottingham has set up her own Cop A Feel campaign as part of the Breast Cancer Awareness charity, based in London after experiencing the heart-breaking loss of her mum.
She said: “I hope to make people feel comfortable checking their own bodies and normalise it in the hope that it will prevent more people finding out they have it once it is too late.”
Two and a half years ago Freya’s mum passed after she was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, as well as stage four (terminal) cancer.
Freya wanted to use her experience to help people be more aware and conscious of their chests and to also try and stamp out last detection.
Most of her recognition is from social media by interacting with people through Instagram.
Due to October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Freya is making a concerned effort to share her knowledge more than ever before, by teaching people the signs to aid early detection.
The month long campaign is organised by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease, as well as to raise money for research and treatments.
“It is such a lovely thing to see people coming together to educate each other and raise money together for such a lovely cause.”
A spokesperson from Wear it Pink
Charities like Wear it Pink among many are raising money by organising events where people must dress in pink.
If you notice any symptoms of breast cancer, promptly contact your GP.
If you wish to donate to a breast cancer charity visit: https://www.justgiving.com