Monday, 8 February 2010

Partick Thistle Nil Think Pink

Every 90 minutes, 9 people are diagnosed with breast cancer.

This Saturday The Nil have a derby game against rivals Airdrie United at Firhill. They are asking all our fans to "Think Pink" and join us in supporting Breast Cancer Care.

They have produced a promotional video and are asking all fans to please print off our special poster and ask your local shop to put it up.

Every 90 minutes, 9 people are diagnosed with breast cancer.

They have many services they offer including:

Introducing HeadStrong Service
Many women experience hair loss as a distressing side effect of cancer treatment. Breast Cancer Care Scotland understands this and that is why they have set up a HeadStrong service for anyone who is likely to lose, or has lost, their hair as a result of cancer treatment.
"Hair loss can be a traumatic experience. For a lot of women, losing their hair during treatment feels like a loss of their femininity. Our HeadStrong service helps people to cope with this shock. We show people how to tie scarves and give practical advice on how to look after their scalp. Some women don't like wearing a wig and are surprised by all the choices they have. We find something that's comfortable for them and suited to their individual needs. At the end of a session we can really see that their confidence has been boosted"
Pauline, HeadStrong Volunteer
Breast Cancer Care Scotland currently runs its HeadStrong Service in the following locations:
  • The Haven Centre, Blantyre
  • The Dalziel Centre, Strathclyde Hospital, Motherwell
  • Friends of the Beatson, Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
  • Breast Cancer Care Scotland Centre, Glasgow
For more information on the HeadStrong service or any aspect of Breast Cancer Care Scotland's work please visit (external link) or contact their office on 0141 353 8330.

If you approach Firhill on Saturday the Breast Cancer Care volunteers will be out in force collecting outside the stadium, please dig deep as every penny helps. They will also be selling pink raffle tickets in the concourse for a draw on the pitch at half time when one lucky winner will win a romantic table for 2 at The City Merchant, Glasgow's leading seafood restaurant. All the money raised from the raffle will be going to this amazing charity. At 3 o'clock, when the teams run out, they will ask you to raise your pink cards (which will be at every seat) in support of Breast Cancer Care.

Join us and Think Pink this Saturday! What a team Eh?

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