Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females in Hong Kong, affecting one in every sixteen women. According to the latest figures (2015) from Hong Kong Cancer Registry, that’s over 6% of women at risk of breast cancer.
A recent Breast Cancer Foundation study also found that the majority cause of breast cancer was not hereditary but in fact lifestyle-based. It is therefore more critical than ever to raise awareness and educate those in need for early detection and screening.
Thankfully, the month of October is dedicated to exactly this and activities to advocate the cause are well underway. To help support the cause and raise funds to fight this life-changing disease, here are a round up of activities you can get involved in.
Shop for Pink with Hong Kong Cancer Fund
Bringing together over 20 different retailers and restaurants for the cause, the fundraiser campaign ‘Shop for Pink’ by Hong Kong Cancer Fund is offering products and experiences in pink to support the Cancer Fund’s extensive range of services, for those affected by breast cancer. This includes a whole host of ways to shop in support of the ‘Pink Revolution’, from Calvin Klein pink tees and Pink Truffle Linguine at BB Jazz’s Lounge to apparel from Pure’s Ivory Blush Collection and the limited edition Conrad Pink Bear and Pink Duck from across the waters in Macau.
Find out more about the Cancer Fund’s fundraiser here.
Think Pink at The Langham Hong Kong
In honour of the Langham’s signature shade of pink and in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Langham Hong Kong — who are also official Pink Partners with Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation — are offering a ‘Think Pink Afternoon Tea’, available at Palm Court from now until 18 November. The set includes various items in pink such as sweets and pink-infused savouries including the Pink Ribbon Macaron, made with Jasmine tea and white chocolate ganache, and the Pacific prawns mini bun, with organic egg salad with crab roe. For every afternoon tea set sold, The Langham Hong Kong will also be donating HK$10 to the cause.
Palm Court, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong; +852 2132 7898
Wear Pink Pony by Ralph Lauren
Originally focused on breast cancer, the Pink Pony Campaign designated a pink Ralph Lauren Polo Pony as its symbol, but soon expanded its mission to help support across a wide range of cancers. This year, the campaign will donate 100% from sales of each new “Live Love” graphic tee in light pink to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund. While 25% from the sale of each item in the Pink Pony collection will be directed to the Cancer Fund too.
Find more details about the campaign and collection here.
Pink Ribbon Products by Estée Lauder
In a mission to create a breast cancer-free world, Estée Lauder have been raising awareness and funds since 1992 with the late Evelyn H. Lauder, who launched and popularised the iconic Pink Ribbon. Their initiatives span more than 70 countries with medical research grants, education and services to help those who have been affected by breast cancer. In addition to this, the brand have put forward a collection of Pink Ribbon products to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation ®. This includes a limited edition micellar water cleanser from La Mer, who will donate 30% from the purchase price of this item, while Bobbi Brown’s ‘Pinks with Purpose’ lip colour duo in Sandwash Pink and Pink will donate a portion of the proceeds from sales to benefitting the foundation also.
Find out more about the Pink Ribbon products here.
Drinking with “Dr. Her” at Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour
During the month of October, Dr. Fern has prescribed two new cocktails whereby HK$5 per order of these drinks will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. This includes Dr. Her — a cocktail based on Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to have a medical degree in the United States — made with Barr Hill gin, rhubarb & rose syrup, lemon juice and egg white, and Hayman’s Three Women which is inspired by the three most important women in his life; his wife, mother and daughter, in a mixture of Hayman’s Sloe Gin and Yuzu Tonic. There is also still time to book in the “Dr. Her” masterclass on 20 October, whereby a portion of proceeds from each ticket sale goes towards the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour, Shop B31A, First Basement Floor, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong; +852 2111 9449