Damart is proud to support Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity.
Together, we're determined to stop breast cancer and save lives. By buying one of these vests, you will be helping Breast Cancer Now fund vital research projects to help stop women dying from this disease.
*£4 plus VAT from the sale of this fuchsia vest, between 1st September and 31st October 2017, will be donated to Breast Cancer Now, a registered charity (nos. 1160558, SC045584 & 1200).
Meet our Inspirational Women
We're delighted that for the 2017 Breast Cancer Now fuchsia vest campaign, the Bosom Friends are modelling alongside their supportive friends and family to show recognition and gratitude for the love and support they have received in the days, months and years since their breast cancer diagnoses, and to support Breast Cancer Now's vital breast cancer research.
I'm 43 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 41, just before my third wedding anniversary. I've now finished my treatment and have to take tablets for the next 5 years. I'm so glad I have Julie who's my buddy and gets me through life. We dog walk together and have turned into ladies who lunch every Monday - it's so good to spend time with someone who has had a similar experience to you. We met at Bosom Friends, I was so scared and overwhelmed when I first joined the group, but it was the best thing I ever did.
I'm 51 years old and was diagnosed in June 2015. My diagnosis came about totally by chance, as it was picked up when I was taking part in a clinical trial. I feel fantastic at the moment, I'm so lucky to have a friend like Angie who gets it; it's nice to know I have someone at the end of the phone if I need it. It sounds crazy, but having cancer has opened so many different doors and I've done things I would never have done. It's great to be involved in Damart's pink vest campaign to help raise funds for research - the work that Breast Cancer Now does is so vital to women like me.
I was diagnosed in July 2016 and the hardest part was telling my family. At first I felt alone, but when I went along to the support group I fit right in; the support it gave me encouraged me to do so much that I probably wouldn't have done otherwise. I thought the world was ending at first, but then I realised that you can't change it, so you just have to get on with it. I met Daniella at Bosom Friends and it was great because she passed on the support she'd received to me - it's amazing to have someone who gets it.
I'm 40 years old and I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015 and six months later I was told it was incurable. I met Angela at Bosom Friends and hadn't known anyone with cancer before. I've been a member of Bosom Friends for two years and I have the best family and friends, but it's hard to relate if you haven't been in the same position. At Bosom Friends you get amazing support from women who know what you're going through, and we always leave with smiles on our faces. It's a massive privilege to be involved in this campaign; it's so important to continue raising money to fund new treatments - the treatments that I have had access to since my diagnosis. I feel so healthy at the moment and I can't thank Damart and Breast Cancer Now enough. I don't live with cancer... cancer is going to have to learn to live with me!
I'm 51 years old and unfortunately, breast cancer has never been far from my family. I was 32 when my mum, Sheila, was diagnosed. I have two sisters, both of whom have also had cancer diagnoses over the years, and I found out I had breast cancer in January 2017, two days before my birthday. Having breast cancer run through our family like it has isn't easy, but we've provided strength to each other in our moments of need. I've started to take part in clinical trials as I think it's so important to do all I can to help research for the next generation.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer 18 years ago, at the age of 57. Since my diagnosis, all three of my daughters have also been diagnosed. Breast cancer wasn't spoken about when I was younger, but the situation is much better now. It's so important to discuss these things - especially in my situation, to explain the disease to my grandchildren to make them aware it runs in our family. It's great to have the support of Bosom Friends, and to have a group of women who you can chat to.