Remembering Barbara Speck

In the latest newsletter from Breast Cancer Now, Breakthrough newsletter article imageAdam Speck, from Southend-on-Sea, remembers his aunt Barbara, who has been his motivation for raising over £5,500 for Breast Cancer Now.

“Barbara was everything you could ask from an aunt.” he says. “She was always there to guide and support me, and it is because of her that I am who I am today. Throughout her illness, her positivity and bravery were truly inspiring.

“She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, and after several rounds of treatment, she received the all-clear. Then, in 2009, doctors once again diagnosed her with cancer, but this time the disease had spread throughout her body. Despite a brave battle, my aunt passed away in 2012 with friends and family by her side.”

The Pinky Promise

“One of the key drivers behind setting up Pink Hygiene was the opportunity to work with our clients and the local community towards ensuring no one else would have to lose a loved one to breast cancer. A key business principle – part of our ‘Pinky Promise’ – is that for every new contract we win, a percentage of the annual value will go to Breast Cancer Now. So far, we’ve raised over £5,500 and the encouragement and support we’ve had from our local community and customers has been incredible”.