Worldwide Breast Cancer Materials now available in German.
Translation courtesy of Christopher Kronenberg and Sabine.
WIE BRUSTKREBS AUSSEHEN KANN
WAS MAN BEI EINER UNTERSUCHUNG ERTASTEN KANN
WIE MAN BRUSTKREBS ERKENNEN KANN
This is the only leaflet in the world that tells you what breast cancer looks like, feels like, and the steps for screening in just one piece of paper—now in Spanish. And it’s free to share with friends and family online or via email.
Let’s fight breast cancer, starting with you.
FIRST, click the image to see it at full size, THEN drag the image onto your desktop, or right click and “save image as”. Print page 1 on the front, then print page 2 on the back and fold into a trifold leaflet. Note: do not resize the image to fit the paper, or it won’t align correctly. This download is available for personal non-profit use and is for sharing digitally (unlimited) or for a personal print run of less than 250 and cannot be modified. If you would like to print this or use in a campaign or event, please email the mayor via the contact link at the top of the website. Note: it’s often cheaper to order the leaflets than to print them yourself if you need more than a few! Ink cartridges really add up, have a look at the cost comparison here.
Muchas Gracias to Juan Medino and Leonor Roa at Día Mundial del Cáncer de Mama (#DíasMundialesDe) for the Spanish translation of the leaflet and posters. If you want printed posters at a range of sizes, see the Shop.
In partnership with Khambhati Charity International (KCI), Worldwide Breast Cancer now has materials available in Gujarati, one of the many languages spoken in India. Thanks to Jayshri Rami and her translator from KCI, as well as several university student translators at Kingston University, London for helping to provide the translations. The beautiful typeface “Kohinoor Gujarati” was donated by the Indian Type Foundry for the project. Here are some photos from Jayshri’s educational tour in India.
Photos courtesy of Jayshri Rami, who lead the education efforts in India. A great accomplishment!Read more
Free Blog Buttons, Badges and Banners to help spread awareness!
Download: Just click on the image, hold down the mouse and drag the image to the desktop. The image file will now be on your desktop. When you put it on your blog, make sure to link the image to: http://worldwidebreastcancer.com
That’s it! Enjoy!
Use this big one for a post on your blog. You can add a friendly reminder to tell people it’s time for a breast check-up! It helps if they can click on the image for the “big picture” and learn more about signs, risks and how a lump feels. To do that, just link the image below to this address: http://worldwidebreastcancer.com/learn
These little buttons are for putting on your blog or website or anything else you can think of.
Link them to http://worldwidebreastcancer.com
While I am known as a positive person, I do need to kick up a fuss here about a bee in my bonnet that I’ve had for a long time:
The overuse of the term “breast cancer awareness”.
I think we can all agree that it’s good to get the word out about breast cancer. But in my research, I’ve found that the messages are just not reaching us. For example, I surveyed over 200 people (who had joined breast cancer groups on Facebook) asking them what a cancerous lump felt like. Half didn’t know the answer!
And these were good people who were involved in the cause. Their profile pictures had pink ribbons, their blogs had pink backgrounds, I’m sure they had also been generous in donating to the cause and maybe even ran a marathon in support of it.
But what good does this pink do, when we don’t know the basics enough to save our own lives?
This is why I started Worldwide Breast Cancer. It’s not about selling pink stuff, or writing silly messages on your Wall. Its about fighting breast cancer, by starting with your brain. Knowing what the signs of breast cancer look like, how to know when you’ve found a bad lump and simply explaining what to do if that happens, so you have the power to catch it early, when it’s 98% curable.
Since 2003, I’ve been creating educational materials about breast cancer to help save lives. I’ve done this completely with my own funds. I even went so far as to leave my job, move to England and get a PhD in the topic so that I could prevent more people like my grandmothers and dear friend from being touched by this disease.
On Tuesday, 6 September, 2011, I receive that PhD. A long, wonderful journey that has really helped me to change the face of breast cancer awareness. I’ve tested my materials and found that they really do work. Now I need your help to take this to your street, in your part of the world, or in your language. I’m not asking you to buy pink dog biscuits, or a special kind of lip stick. All I ask is that if you like what I’m doing, be part of this by sponsoring a day on this website, or donate the price of your last trip to the movies below, so that I can stop fighting breast cancer alone, starting with you.
Are you with me?Read more