Breast Cancer Awareness Month: #BandingTogether 

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. This type of cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to divide and grow in an abnormal way. It’s caused by a combination of lots of different factors, many of which are beyond our control.

Breast cancer is not one single disease – there are several types of breast cancer. It can be diagnosed at different stages and can grow at different rates. This means that people can have different treatments, depending on what will work best for them.

In the Philippines, breast cancer is said to be the most common type of cancer to date.

The disease is so common that one of every 13 Filipino women are expected to develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Several reports also show that the Philippines has the highest incident rate in Asia and is among the top 10 countries with the most cases of breast cancer.


October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many countries and communities in the world, including the Philippines, are planning a set of activities in line with this event.

It is a wonderful moment to see big companies, NGOs and even small start up ventures join forces to lead the fight against breast cancer.



On November 12, The Nines, Rastaclat, I Can Serve Foundation Inc. (a non-stock, non-profit foundation based in Manila that advocates early breast cancer detection through high impact information campaigns and community-based screening programs) and ILAW (Life and Actions of Women – ng Maynila) will hold a one day event in Dapitan (Manila) community centre to raise breast cancer awareness, conduct free consultation with oncologists and gather donations for breast cancer patients. The event will be highlighted with an inspirational talk by a breast cancer survivor and performances by Rastaclat endorsers.


Everyone is encouraged to participate to this campaign called #bandingtogether by helping to raise funds for research and indigent patients. The Nines together with Rastaclat will place donation boxes in all Sole Academy branches or you may also send your contributions by clicking this link:

You can also buy a Rastaclat Awareness bracelet and have it delivered to someone you care for. All proceeds will be donated to breast cancer patients and campaign beneficiaries.

Remember that awareness and early detection is the best weapon in combating this disease. Of course, donating and volunteering to help those battling the illness in any way we can is also a key factor in making this campaign a success.


Know more about the #bandingtogether campaign. Follow @the_ninesph on Instagram or visit their site

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  1. I think it’s great that people share these kind of posts for a more wide awareness. In my wishes we share it more often, and less companies make it to a profit thing. Either way,awareness is good.

  2. I so love the time today. There are so many activities and events to let more be aware of certain things – this time about breast cancer. I just hope more will care to share, speak, and perhaps understand breast cancer and its possible cure.

  3. Breast Cancer awareness events and campaigns is done on a yearly basis. And im glad that there are a lot of women who helps in spreading this. Still, there are a lot of people who are not aware of the causes of this deadly nightmare…

  4. A very important person in my life died of breast cancer and while awareness is essential I have to say that she was the most careful person in the world. No one was able to detect it in time. So early detection didn’t work for her… Ican only wish for the best for those who are going through the same. My whole heart aches when I think about it

  5. These days Cancer is one of the most common diseases. People should be aware of it. Specially breast cancer is very common. You have done a great work with this post.

  6. Great way of spreading cancer awareness! I think one of the best moves towards awareness was Angie’s. Having a double mastectomy as a celebrity is just monumental. Hope more and more people will be aware of it and choose prevention actively! I myself am about to take my third and final cervical shot next year.

  7. I am glad to read a post on BC Awareness. My mom passed away after battling with this terrible disease for a long time. I will be sharing this post and hope more people will continue to inform themselves and raise awareness to the dreaded C.

  8. You mentioned that there are several types of breast cancer. Call me ignorant, but I honestly thought there was only one. Anyways, I wish you could have elaborated on that- but I guess that’s what the whole Breast Cancer awareness event by The Nines, Rastaclat, I Can Serve Foundation Inc and ILAW is about anyways. I’m hoping I can come here (me without any other schedule hahaha), to know more about it! 🙂

  9. Great work for raising awareness on such an important topic as Breast Cancer. A close friend of mine has just been given the all clear after 3 years of fighting the disease. She was one of the lucky ones. I will be sure to make a donation, every little bit helps this important research.

  10. It is nice to know that there are a lot of people spreading awareness for everybody. Breast cancer is one of the scariest condition one could experience. Tanong ko lang, magiging prone ba ang babae to this disease kung gumagamit ng underwire brassier?

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