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Re: Charity Appeals « Reply #15 on: October 06, 2011, 10:54 AM »
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Thanks for the link FCR.  It was very interesting to hear what the two ladies, and in particular your husband, had to say.  I really do hope that his efforts to raise awareness of male breast cancer results in more older men checking themselves for signs of abnormalities in their breasts, and even for men of all ages to recognise that they have breasts in the first place.

It spoke volumes when I asked a 53 year old, well-educated, male friend last night if he realised that men could get breast cancer, to which he responded "But men don't have breasts".  So where did he think his nipples came from?  "Never thought about it".  And man boobs, according to him, were only excess fat in overweight males (he's slim by the way).

Thanks to the internet I fished out a simple article on the subject which hopefully he'll read and inwardly digest.



   
Words cannot describe the magnificence of yesterday's Breast Cancer Care fashion show in London.  If you ever get the opportunity to attend one of the annual 3 shows in London, Glasgow or Cardiff, then you simply have to attend.  To see my husband strut his stuff firstly in top hat and tails for a day at the races and then see him come out wearing glittering silver platform shoes, a ginger wig, white trousers, pink shirt and medallion, disco dancing like John Travolta on valium, was a sight to behold.  I nearly fell off my chair with laughter.  A champagne reception, amazing goodybag, more delicious food than we could cope with, an exhibition jive from Darren & Lilia of Strictly Come Dancing, hilarious barber shop singing from Cantabile, games, auctions and raffles, and of course the fashion show itself, with garments ranging from George at Asda and M&S to Vivien Westwood and Catherine Walker.  It's a day none of us will ever forget.  Worth every penny of the ticket price.  BTW the other male model was just 39, so it's not necessarily an older man's problem :-((  As far as I know, the QVC TV channel will feature the show next Wednesday evening, 12th October.
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Re: Charity Appeals « Reply #16 on: October 08, 2011, 02:46 PM »
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Words cannot describe the magnificence of yesterday's Breast Cancer Care fashion show in London.  If you ever get the opportunity to attend one of the annual 3 shows in London, Glasgow or Cardiff, then you simply have to attend.  To see my husband strut his stuff firstly in top hat and tails for a day at the races and then see him come out wearing glittering silver platform shoes, a ginger wig, white trousers, pink shirt and medallion, disco dancing like John Travolta on valium, was a sight to behold.  I nearly fell off my chair with laughter.  A champagne reception, amazing goodybag, more delicious food than we could cope with, an exhibition jive from Darren & Lilia of Strictly Come Dancing, hilarious barber shop singing from Cantabile, games, auctions and raffles, and of course the fashion show itself, with garments ranging from George at Asda and M&S to Vivien Westwood and Catherine Walker.  It's a day none of us will ever forget.  Worth every penny of the ticket price.  BTW the other male model was just 39, so it's not necessarily an older man's problem :-((  As far as I know, the QVC TV channel will feature the show next Wednesday evening, 12th October.
Sorry not to get back to you sooner but I haven't been online for a couple of days.

Thank you so much for giving me such a detailed account of the fashion show.  I think your husband sounds a really lovely man and I can just imagine him all dressed up like that!  But, my goodness, I don't fancy his job - plying his cab round London's West End on weekend nights must be pretty depressing at times.

I'll certainly keep a lookout for any of the fashion shows that are held in Glasgow.

What's the QVC TV channel?  Is it one of the Freeview ones, because these are the only ones I get?
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Re: Charity Appeals « Reply #17 on: October 10, 2011, 12:10 PM »
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Sorry not to get back to you sooner but I haven't been online for a couple of days.

Thank you so much for giving me such a detailed account of the fashion show.  I think your husband sounds a really lovely man and I can just imagine him all dressed up like that!  But, my goodness, I don't fancy his job - plying his cab round London's West End on weekend nights must be pretty depressing at times.

I'll certainly keep a lookout for any of the fashion shows that are held in Glasgow.

What's the QVC TV channel?  Is it one of the Freeview ones, because these are the only ones I get?

Thank you for taking the time to respond once again, Aileen.  Yes, his job can be very harrowing - so many young women lying drunk in the gutters and, then again, so many young women taking part in the Glasgow show http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/fundraising-events/events/show-glasgow  Both very worrying.

The Freeview QVC Channel, as far as I know, is 16.

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Re: Charity Appeals « Reply #18 on: October 10, 2011, 08:41 PM »
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Thank you for taking the time to respond once again, Aileen.  Yes, his job can be very harrowing - so many young women lying drunk in the gutters and, then again, so many young women taking part in the Glasgow show http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/fundraising-events/events/show-glasgow  Both very worrying.

The Freeview QVC Channel, as far as I know, is 16.
Thanks FCR.  QVC is indeed Channel 16.  Unfortunately I can't make the show but hope to watch it on TV.

As you say, breast cancer is no respector of age - and indeed I think that, unfortunately, can be said of a lot of cancers these days.  Why, I don't know.  Is it our lifestyles, our diet, or what?  Yet despite millions of pounds being spent on research a cure seems to be no nearer.

I truly don't know what's up with young people these days, especially young women who get themselves into such a terrible condition.  Binge drinking seems to be a permanent problem despite anything the Westminster or devolved governments do.  To my mind one thing that might help would be to bring back the old, stricter licensing laws.  I'm old enough to remember when pubs in Scotland closed at 10 pm and weren't open on Sundays.  You could only have a drink if you were having a meal and even then only until 11 pm.  Of course there wasn't the same temptation either in the form of supermarkets, and off-licences - particularly, I regret to say, the continually mushrooming Asian shops.  However, I imagine pigs might fly!  I just hope these young ladies are grateful to have somebody as caring as your husband to see them safely home - but again, sadly, I very much doubt it.

 
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