A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Sasha (founder of Face Value Academy) to attend an event she was organising called Pink Your Drink in aid of CANSA. I attended the tea party this past Sunday and was amazed at how well the event was organised.
The event consisted of information sessions ranging from breast cancer awareness from a CANSA trainer, to styling tips from a style guru, to skincare tips from a Dermalogica expert. During these speeches, the ladies were treated to pink manicures, a special Dermalogica face mapping session, pink sparkling wine and the cutest pink-themed nibbles. Everyone went home with a goody bag and a Cosmopolitan magazine. Sasha spoilt me with a special voucher for a Dermalogica Core Skin Treatment, and Miemie (from Blendbox) sent me home with some of her very special products. There was also a special grand prize which included amazing Dermalogica products!
Attending this event was such an honour for me because it was in aid of a great cause. All proceeds collected during the event was donated to CANSA.
Here are a few tips from CANSA to reduce the risk of cancer:
♥ Know your family history of cancer
♥ Eat smart – try to avoid processed foods and include lots of fresh veggies and fruits in your diet
♥ Exercise and manage stress (these go hand in hand) – exercise is essential for building immunity and strength (I should really take this to heart as I am not a very active person)
♥ Avoid alcohol and tobacco – limit the use of alcohol (or avoid it completely) and avoid the use of tobacco products
♥ Do monthly breast examinations (7 to 10 days after your menstrual cycle)
♥ Symptom-free women should go for a mammogram at least every 3 years from age 35
♥ Go for regular Pap smears at least every 3 years from age 25
Face Value Academy aims to offer a safe environment for girls (aged from 10 to 16) to develop and grow with like-minded individuals. Through modern, fun & practical workshops, these girls will accumulate a variety of skills and values that will assist them to succeed and overcome barriers and challenges they face today (these challenges can range from being bullied at school, to dealing with a stressful home environment). Workshops will start in 2014 – for more information about these interactive workshops, click here. I really think these types of workshops will be so beneficial to so many girls, it kind of ties in perfectly with what I said in my Dove Real Beauty blog post here.
I had such a fantastic time and met some really lovely fellow bloggers! I wish I had more time to speak to everyone but I didn’t get a chance, hopefully I’ll see some of you guys at the bloggers’ event in November.
Sasha, thank you so much for inviting me to this fabulous event in aid for such a wonderful cause. Well done, it was a huge success!