The Pick n Pay Women's walk is a 5km fun walk held every year in aid of breast cancer. All proceeds go to PinkDrive, an organisation that provides free breast cancer screening and education all around the country.

This is such a worthy cause, and it's so important to raise awareness because early detection can save your life.

This is my second year doing this walk, and my little princess Abigail has joined me on both occasions. The first time we did the walk she was only 2 years old, and she was quite overwhelmed with the whole experience. However, this year she absolutely LOVED it! She was so excited to cross the finish line, and as you can tell from this picture, she was very chuffed with her medal and goody bag.

The nice thing about this walk is that everyone gets a medal and goody bag when they cross the finish line. You also get a drink and an energy bar at the finish line, I can't say enough good things about this event, everything is so well organised and it's really fun! I will definitely be doing it every year I possibly can. 

Although October is breast cancer awareness month, you should pay attention to your breasts all year round. It's important to self-examine your breast every month and become familiar with them, that way you will notice any changes immediately and you will be able to see a doctor as early as possible.

Some of the first signs of breast cancer include: (information found on the Susan G. Komen website)

  • Lumps inside the breast or underarm area
  • Swelling, warmth or redness of the breast
  • Change in size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Itchy, scale sore or rash on the nipple
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • New pain in a single spot that does not go away

Remember that it's better to go to the doctor and make sure that nothing is wrong, than not go to the doctor and later wish that you did.

Let's all do our part in raising awareness, remind your mother/daughter/sister/friend to check their breasts, and don't forget that although uncommon, breast cancer also affects men. 

I hope you are having a wonderful, happy and healthy October <3

xoxo Adel