Monday, October 31, 2011

Pink Ribbon High Tea

PinkRoom was invited as a sponsor to the recent PINK RIBBON HIGH-TEA to raise awareness for breast cancer. Our PRINA.girls were there to provide free express 1Q32 INSTANT.GELLISH manicure for the 300 over guests who attended the party. The nail goods were kindly sponsored for our usage by 1Q32 INSTANT.GELLISH - the only 1 step gel polish that works!

We feel proud to be a sponsor of this event, since we are surrounded by girls everyday in school! Many of them were dressed in pink in support of the Breast Cancer Month. We hope to be a good influence to our students as breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer among women in Singapore, with about 1,490 new cases detected yearly. We would like to use this blog entry to spread more information to you girls. Knowing more will help to protect yourself, and your family and friends.


The event was organised by the Singapore Cancer Society, and was held at Movida Room @St James Power Station last Saturday. The crowd started coming in at 1pm. Every one was so excited to get their nails done upon seeing the yummy INSTANT.GELLISH colors we brought. 


In support of the Pink Ribbon, we chose different shades of pink from the wide range of colors that 1Q32 INSTANT.GELLISH has to offer. It wasn't hard for us to be pink~ We are PINK ROOM after all...! It was actually very heart-warming to see how united everyone was at the event. Even the guys were dressed in pink.


   
Everyone was raving about how easy the INSTANT.GELLISH applies. No mess, no smudges and they could continue with the other activities without worries.


Check out the different shades of pink we had with us that day...
 
 

Our PRINA.girls...
Thank you for your hard work!!

 


  
Get a mammogram done on the buses parked right outside Movida...
 
Everyone was excitingly checking out what's inside the goodie bags!
  
Some facts about breast cancer in Singapore:

- Most common cancer among women in Singapore 
(about 3 in 10 cancers occuring in Singaporean women is breast cancer)

- 1 in 17 women develops breast cancer in her lifetime

- Most prevalent in women age 50 years to 59 years in Singapore


Risk factors:

- Age: The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age.

- Personal history of breast cancer: The risk increases if the woman had breast cancer previously in one breast.

- Family history of breast cancer in first degree relatives such as mother, sister or daughter.

- Genetic predisposition: About 5-10% of breast cancers are inherited. Defects in genes such as BRCA1 or BRCA2 increase the risk of developing breast, ovarian and colon cancers.

- Radiation exposure to chest in childhood or adolescence.

- Early onset of menses and late menopause.

- Hormone replacement therapy with a combination of estrogen and progesterone for four or more years.

- Birth control pills: Use of pills for four years or more is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.

- Alcohol intake: Excessive consumption of alcohol (one alcoholic beverage per day) increases the risk of developing breast cancer by 20%.



Read more about Breast Cancer on Singapore Cancer Society's website.

STAY HEALTHY!!



In case you are wondering about the INSTANT.GELLISH that we used at the event,
we'll blog about this awesome product soon!


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