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BLOG: Our Ambassadors make a difference

Published 1 Jun 2017

Breast Cancer UK launched its Ambassador Project in 2016 with funding from The Big Lottery Fund to raise the voice of breast cancer prevention and reducing risk in communities across the country.

Thank you to our 16 volunteer Ambassadors.

As it is Volunteers’ Week we would like to say a massive thank-you to the 16 volunteers who have joined us as Ambassadors.  They are a really inspiring group of people, all committed to sharing important information about breast cancer risk and offering practical advice on how to lead a healthier life.

Here are some comments about why some of them got involved.

“I'm proud to be a BCUK ambassador; the research-based recommendations we make during our presentation focuses on helping people to help themselves while reducing risk and improving their own health and wellbeing” Susan Jarman

“I became a volunteer to help show people that there are things you can do to try and protect yourself against Breast Cancer and to help spread this message.” Clare Atkinson

“I got involved with BCUK to give something back after my own cancer diagnosis, if one person acts on the information I pass to them and reduces their risk of developing cancer then I'll consider my job done.” Andrea Goodman

Want to join us? read more here

A volunteering opportunity which can change someone else’s life and yours too

We all want to prevent breast cancer, to prevent the agony that is felt when one of our close friends or family is diagnosed, and whilst we are glad to see more women surviving breast cancer, we would all rather none of them had to go through it in the first place.

Breast Cancer UK Ambassadors are offered the chance to help make this a reality.  The charity provides full training on the known and suspected risk factors for breast cancer.  Ambassadors will be fully equipped with guidance, leaflets and publications to help them deliver their message.  

As well as sharing information, our Ambassadors can become part of a growing community of people who are not prepared to accept that breast cancer is inevitable and who want to take action to reduce our risk.    In doing so, we hope that breast cancer incidence rates will eventually start to fall.

We know that our Ambassadors are already making a difference.  From a survey of people who attended a ‘Let’s Prevent Breast Cancer’ talk, 86% said that they were not aware of all the risk factors for breast cancer and nearly half said they would do something differently in their daily life to reduce their risk.

Join us

If this type of volunteering opportunity is appealing – why not contact us via our online form and we’ll get in touch to arrange an informal chat about the project.    Don’t delay our next Training Day is on 8 July!  

Nikki Mattei

Ambassador Programme Manager

 

 

 

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