Janine continues, “My cancer is aggressive, but it does respond to treatment. So as well as asking for donations, I’m also trying to help raise awareness of the need for monthly breast self-examinations, for all adults. That includes young women and men. Most adults are aware of breast cancer, but they simply forget to check themselves regularly. My campaign aims to raise awareness by getting people to set a monthly ‘Boobie Date’; early detection has a huge impact on the prognosis.
Phil Soper, President of the Nottingham branch of the GMB Union heard about Janine’s plight at his son’s wedding. Phil comments, “I met Janine and her family at my son’s wedding and was shocked to hear how these two lovely small girls face the very real possibility of losing their mother at such a young age. I spoke to our Regional Secretary, Andy Worth the next week to see if we could help. He didn’t hesitate for one second and offered to donate some money from our charitable funds for good causes.”
You can support Janine’s campaign at www.boobiedate.org.uk.