Nominate a Breast Cancer Awareness Month hero to WIN

by Charlotte.Barnes on October 13, 2011

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so we wanted to acknowledge those of you who may be going through difficult times or those who have been through hardships and are now moving forward.

Breast cancer affects 50,000 people a year in the UK – that’s one every 10 minutes. There are an estimated 550,000 with the disease. Breast Cancer Care works to support all those affected, including their families. For more information, visit

Every year we hear about people who have overcome breast cancer and are now doing amazing things. We want to learn more about those close to you and the fantastic things they’ve done.

It doesn’t have to be overcoming breast cancer – we want to know about the strong, determined people in your life who won’t let anything stop them.

All you need to do is comment on this post, making sure to include the name of the person you’re nominating and why you think they deserve to be recognised. Entry closes on October 31st at 5pm.

We will then choose a winner and that nominee will receive one of our pink rose and lily hand-tied bouquets plus a Fox DVD goody bag containing 5 recent release DVDs, donated by Fox and Breast Cancer Care. 3 runners-up will also receive a DVD goody bag.

Good luck – we can’t wait to read your stories.

Terms & Conditions

• Entry is open to over-18s only.

• This competition is closed to employees of Interflora British Unit, Fox and Breast Cancer Care.

• Any rude or offensive entries will not be accepted.

• Only one entry per person is allowed.

• Only UK residents are eligible to enter this competition and prizes can only be delivered to a UK mainland address.

• The prize is as follows: 1 x Pink Rose & Lily Hand-Tied plus 5 Fox DVDs (winner) and 3 x 5 Fox DVDs (runners-up).

• Entry requirements are as follows: comment on this blog post including name of nominee and why they are being nominated.

• The competition will close at midnight on Monday 31st October 2011. Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the competition. The winners will be chosen and contacted by email before Wednesday 2nd November.

• Interflora accepts no responsibility for incorrectly completed entries.

• If any prizes are unclaimed by 5pm on Friday 4th November, new winners will be selected for that/those prize(s).

• Prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative will be given.

• Entry is deemed as acceptance of the above.

• These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights.

• This competition is run by Interflora British Unit.

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

emma cella 13 Oct 2011 at 3:47 pm

Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer.

Abbie Hardman 13 Oct 2011 at 3:51 pm

My mum is my inspiration she was told she would be paralised from a virus that attacked her body, they said she would never work or walk again, she tried everything as i was only 9 at the time and she wouldn’t give in, now I am 26 she is a partner in our business we run a pub, she beat it and never gave up even though some days she is still in a lot of pain and we have had a pretty tough last year but we have come out smiling, I would like to say thank you to her

Pamela Davis 13 Oct 2011 at 4:23 pm

My friend Moira McBride was diagnosed with breast cancer about 5 years ago, shortly after she gave birth to her 4th child. She underwent a mastectomy but during all this she still turned up and took her aerobics classes twice a week, even when going through chemo. She has taken part on the great north run the past two years raising money for cancer research and breast cancer care. She is inspirational!

Victoria Langley 13 Oct 2011 at 6:22 pm

I would like to nominate my mum Lynda Langley. She has been ill with Arthritis for over 15 year’s now. It does not sound much but she was in a wheel chair at one point. She is now on a drug trial and is back on her feet but she’s in a lot of pain every day of her life . She also has thyroid problems and just recently needed an op on her feet to take the joint out of her toes to straighten them. She’s a rock. She continues too battle on. I have been off ill with a bad back injury from work for 11 months and been struggling, I damaged some nerve’s and ended up having things that looked like fits but we now know too be myclonic seizure’s. They have found a huge cyst on my spine which we are waiting too see a specialist neuro in london. I have had too move back home and we are having too give up my flat. I have lost my job and she’s been my rock, she’s done so much for me. Looked after me when she can barely walk herself. Taken me too appt’s and stood up for me with my ex employers 🙂 she’s also helped me find a solicitor to take work to court. I am not strong enough too deal with it all yet she plow’s on for me. She’s wonder woman!!!!

Jenna Kelly 13 Oct 2011 at 7:14 pm

Cancer runs in my family, especially Breast Cancer so I am always trying to raise awareness and do my best to raise money for Cancer Research. This year I ran Race for Life for the first time and it was such an emotional day, I will be doing it again this year! I would like to nominate my Nanna; Mavis for beating Cancer 15 years ago and for being the inspiration in my life. She is such a strong person and deserves the world.

-Sorry please may you delete my previous 2 comments as I posted by mistake. Thank you

gareth drake 13 Oct 2011 at 10:07 pm

my mum has beaten breast cancer twice now, yet she is always strong. she took me to hospital today to have a cist removed we had to wait 5 hours for a 10 minute op and not once did she complain. i love her loads

miss emma hogan 17 Oct 2011 at 11:21 am

My sister has a terminal brain tumour so I would love to win this for her x

Dee 17 Oct 2011 at 2:41 pm

id like to nominate my daughter Kiera whos 8 who has already had 2 suspicous moles removed due to the fact there is melanoma in the family and been very brave

Mandy Mason 17 Oct 2011 at 4:51 pm

I would like to nominate my Mum. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 which was a huge shock to the family. We were totally gob-smacked and couldn’t take it in but my Mum was right on top of it and searching for ways to stop it overtaking her life. She ended up having a mastectomy and then a hysterectomy as it went into her cervix. During chemotherapy she lost all her hair which was awful for us to see but not to Mum, no wigs, just a very nice headscarf! Eventually she was in remission but 4 years ago the cancer returned so we thought we wouldn’t have Mum for much longer. Due to her determination and her love for her family and especially her grandchildren she is still going! In 2000 they gave her a 40% chance of surviving for another 4 years – 11 years on and she is still here, battling on! A true inspiration to us all, love, determination, no fear attitute and smiles keep us all going! Keep up the good work Mum!

donna stringer 18 Oct 2011 at 9:27 am

My nanna and aunty has had breast cancer and luckily they are fine now. Cancer does run in my family and my sister had cervical which was the worst case and now she’s been in remission for a year which we are all happy about. We have raised alot of money for charities and will carry on too. God bless

Mel Butcher 18 Oct 2011 at 10:37 am

My 80 yr old Nan overcame breast cancer almost 5 yrs ago, hoping for the all clear soon, she then went on to overcome a blood clot on her lung and a second hip replacement op. She’s doing great now and we’re hoping she’s due some good health for a few years now!

Katie mackenzie 18 Oct 2011 at 10:41 am

I nominate my mother irene, my mum got breast cancer in 2002 she went threw chemo and thankfully she bet it but now my father has throat cancer & there is nothing more that can be done for him it’s heartbreaking to see you’re dad so ill & I can’t do anything to help him, my mother gave up her part time job at Edinburgh university to look after dad she is a angel xx

Claire Louise Jones 18 Oct 2011 at 4:27 pm

I would like to nominate my mum who had breast cancer 10 years ago now. This terrible disease has made her such a strong person as a result and she certainly lives for today. It’s made her realise what’s important in her life and her health is now at the top of her list. During her illness she remained positive and I’m sure this helped her beat the disease. I would love her to receive this gift as I’m so grateful she’s still here to receive it!

Amanda Johnson 19 Oct 2011 at 5:44 pm

I would like to nominate my grandma because there is nothing that makes her happier than a beautiful bouquet of flowers. She is a breast cancer survivor and is turning 90 in November. She is one of the most incredible women I have ever met. She has beaten breast cancer, had several strokes and still remains incredibly positive every day. She spends so much time enjoying her garden and looking after her plants, it would mean the world to her to win a competition and some beautiful flowers…and we’d really enjoy watching the DVD together 🙂

Ashlea Davies 29 Oct 2011 at 12:30 am

I would like to nominate my Mum. My Aunty has been very ill with cancer. We were told on Tuesday that she had got worse so we went to see her, but we got there 5 minutes too late. My Mum is absolutely heartbroken as she was close to her sister. She is being so brave through this. We both miss my Aunty so much. I want my Mum to know that she doesn’t have to be the strong one this time, that’s what I’m here for x

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