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Netballers go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Raised hundreds for Breast Cancer Now

Women, and men, across the Island are being encouarged to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an initiative designed to encourage people to talk about the disease without embarrassment.

To mark this Isle of Man Netball has started a pink scrunchie campaign working with Amanda Dawson who designed the bobble for Manx netballers.

Three-hundred-and-fifty have been snapped up in total with all money raised - more than £700 - going towards IOM Netball's chosen charity of the year Breast Cancer Now.

Anna McChesney is one of the people behind the campaign - she spoke to Rhian Evans:

Kim Makin is from Breast Cancer Now.

She believes progress is being made in women and men being more open about and aware of the disease:

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