Turn Purple for Make 2nds Count

For nearly four decades now, October has been recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time annually devoted to educating everyone about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and access to timely, high-quality care and support. This October we want you to join us at Dalkeith Country Park to help spread awareness and shine a light on the incredible work carried out by our charity partner – Make 2nds Count.

Make 2nds Count is a patient and family-focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer. Their mission is: to fund secondary breast cancer research that contributes to advancing an increased quality of life for patients; establish a community that supports and educates patients and families affected by secondary breast cancer;  inform and facilitate access to patient trials and to increase overall awareness of secondary breast cancer.

Emma Hall, Head of Operations for Make 2nds Count: “We rely heavily on fundraising and donations to help our community and we are thrilled that Dalkeith Country Park is supporting us. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time when we particularly focus on raising awareness and on education, so the fact that the Park is working with us to fulfil this mission as well as via fundraising is amazing. We are really grateful for their continued support.”

How to get involved

The wilderness walk – located in the heart of Dalkeith Country Park – will be enhanced for the month with the addition of purple prompts throughout the trail giving visitors a vital insight into the work and support provided by Make 2nds Count.  Walkers will be encouraged to capture and share their time on the yellow trail on social media, to be in with a chance of winning a wellness hamper from The Store at Restoration Yard.

Find Out More & Donate Today

If you would like to find out more about Make 2nds Count and work that they do, head here. Research into secondary breast cancer is underfunded. Make 2nds Count’s mission is to fund secondary breast cancer research which contributes to advancing an increased quality of life for patients.