October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Pazzion invites everyone to stand #StrongerTogether to celebrate the women who have displayed strength, courage and resilience during their battle against breast cancer. The campaign aims to spread awareness that early detection saves lives and saves breasts.
This year, Pazzion will be releasing a limited edition pink pump heels together with a series of personal stories by four breast cancer survivors who have courageously opened up about their journey, in hopes that it would be a source of comfort, support and inspiration for women.
The limited edition pump heels in pink suede sports a classic ribbon design, resembling the loop of pink ribbon, bringing awareness to breast cancer. The heels will be available at all Pazzion stores, as well as the e-store from now to 31 October. It will retail for SGD76 and 30% of the net proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF) to fund their members’ activities.
Branda, 31, Legal Recruiter
Branda was only 28 years old when breast cancer interrupted her life. She was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy and endured bouts of negative emotions when the side effects – not to mention, hair loss.
From the initial resistance and shock, Branda’s thoughts kept revolving around the cause of her illness, “I kept thinking, why me? I was young, led a relatively healthy lifestyle. I never thought I would have cancer, definitely not at this age.”
But giving up was not an option for her. With the support of her family, friends and her husband, Branda steeled herself for the journey. On days when her self-esteem dipped, Branda’s husband always reassured her that he would never give up on her.
Branda shared, “I didn’t even want to look at myself in the mirror. But even when I had no makeup on, no eyelashes, brows and no hair, my husband would say, ‘You look so beautiful today.’”
Today, Branda is a n active member of BCF and strong advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness, reminding others not to take life and health for granted. When asked about the advice she has for other women, Branda added, “Be vigilant about your body changes, do regular self-checks, and do not take health for granted.”