According to the Health Promotion Board, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore. It affects 1 in 17 women and the risk of developing breast cancer increases with age.

Recent research has shown that exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer. According to the Journal of Breast Cancer Research (November 2008), vigorous exercise may cut risk of breast cancer by as high as 30% in normal-weight women.

Another research published in May 2008 by Journal of the National Cancer Institute also pointed out that girls and young women who exercise regularly between the ages of 12 and 35 have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer before menopause compared to those less active.

Breast Cancer Foundation Singapore (BCF) are making efforts to help raise awareness for breast cancer, so here are 3 ways in which you can help to support Breast Cancer Awareness 2011:

Wearing pink socks and working out

Croyez Studio, the first and largest fitness studio in Asia that offers group Power Plate® workouts, pledges to donate $5 for BCF’s yearly Pink Ribbon project for each customer who wears pink socks.

At Croyez Studio, a 25 minutes workout on the Power Plate® is equivalent to a 2.5 hour workout at the gym. The machine vibrates 3 dimensions at 25 – 50 times per second, which explains the effectiveness and its popularity among the busy females in Singapore.

Ms Gwendolyn Thio, Director of Croyez Studio, stated that majority of their customers are females and are between 25 to 35 years old. “Through the Pink Socks Campaign, we hope to drive the message of pink of health, raise awareness and garner support for Breast Cancer Awareness,” she added.

Play your part and support Breast Cancer Awareness 2011 by simply wearing pink socks and shaping your health with Croyez Studio. Trial sessions are priced at $18, and $5 will be donated to BCF. So remember to put on your pink socks!

Croyez Studio can be located at:
– Croyez@Purvis, 8 Purvis St, #02-01 Singapore 188587
– Croyez@Dempsey, Block 8D, Dempsey Road, #03-06 Singapore 249672


Wearing Pink Ribbon nail art

Make a $5 Pink Ribbon purchase or donation at Renaza Nail Spa and get a pink ribbon nail art for free. Donation starts from 1 September 2011 and ends 30 October 2011. All of the proceeds go to BCF.

Renaza Nail Spa is located at:
– 211 Holland Avenue #03-25, Holland Road Shopping Centre
– 60 Tras Street #01-01
– 151 Telok Ayer Street


Making donations at Wacoal or Sorci

Wacoal will be contributing a cash donation to BCF for its research and activities.

“We feel that as a corporation, we have the responsibility to raise awareness and contribute within our best capacity,” shares Mr Teiji Sakaji, Managing Director of Wacoal Singapore.

Simply make a $2 Pink Ribbon donation at any Wacoal or Sorci age boutique and counter, and Wacoal will issue a $5 voucher to the donator. This $5 Wacoal voucher can be utilised for Wacoal and Sorci age products. Terms and conditions apply. Donation starts from 1 September 2011 and ends 30 October 2011.

Wacoal and Sorci age are available at Wacoal boutiques at:
ION, Plaza Singapura, Marina Square and many more.