October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
For those of you who don't know, it's an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Sadly many people are all too aware of the disease and have experienced its devastating effects. The campaign is there to encourage people to take steps to identify any signs or symptoms as early as possible and seek advice which could potentially save their life.
My husband’s grandmother died earlier in the year after a long battle with cancer, so it's a campaign we strongly believe in.
Breast cancer is not always a terminal illness but it can be a life changing one It's likely that a woman may feel insecure about their new body shape after treatment, so it’s great to find brands out there that cater for people who have been affected in such ways, and I think it's important that we know about them.
Anita Care are a post-surgery lingerie and swimwear brand who create lingerie and swimwear products for women who have undergone breast surgery. Dr Christine Weber-Unger (the creator of the brand) learnt about the individual needs of women with special figure situations and researched and developed products to help with their individual needs.
In the 1960's Dr Weber-Unger created a special care bra range, where she initially began by sewing fabric breast forms using simple materials which were filled with rice. The first bras containing pockets to hold breast forms were also designed at the same time. The first liquid-filled breast forms were then developed and sold at the end of the 1960's, with the more natural looking silicon being used in the 1970's.
Anita Care products can be bought online at Eloise Lingerie, which is a website dedicated to mastectomy lingerie. They stock a good range of quality items aimed at those who need a little something extra to make them feel as fantastic as always. Eloise has a catalogue which also includes post-surgical swimwear, you can order a copy to look at by calling 0845 22 55 080.
I've very kindly been offered a prize for one of my blog readers. You can win an Anita Beach Sarong. It's a ‘one size’ sarong, so will fit all sizes. To enter, please fill in the rafflecopter form below. The more fields you complete, the more entries you will gain.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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