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Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

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Chocolates
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you Anna for looking into that for us. It's really good to hear that sales are going well.
JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thanks for clearing that up Anna. Really pleased sales are going well
Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi all

 

Just a qucik update on the sales of badges.  I understand that a few of you on the Live Chat last night were concerened that the pin had sold out.  I believe that was a technical glitch and very pleased to say that although sales are going very well, we have not sold out and availability for the pin is in the online shop now.

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

 

 

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

SECONDARY BREAST CANCER PIN

 

Dear everyone

 

I would like to share with you how we are getting the news ‘out there’ about your brand new pin dedicated to people living with or lost to secondary breast cancer.

 

It is being advertised on the front page of the website, alongside details of our Living with secondary breast cancer services. There is a blog telling how this pin has come into being and the front page will link to the blog. Here is the post on our Facebook page today as well as tweets (please see below), sharing the news to an even wider audience. In our next addition of Vita due to be published beginning of July, the free online Breast Cancer Care magazine there is a small mention; it is small in this edition due to editorial cut off deadlines, but a bigger article is planned for the next issue. Perhaps any of you would like to provide a quote to be included, which could be anonymous if you would prefer? There are regular emails which are sent to different communities and the new pin information will be sent out to all of these groups, including the Nursing Network, which is a group of Breast Cancer Nurses both primary and secondary, so they are aware of the new pin and can share this information to others, both service users and colleagues. Our specialist therapists will be showing the new pin at the face to face services they deliver.

 

 

With thanks and best wishes

Anna

 

 

Breast Cancer Care

@BCCare

Show your support for all those inspirational people lost to & living with secondary breast cancer with this new pin bcc.cx/1cVJ9IM

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Lynnq

 

All money raised by the sale of secondary pins will be used to continue to provide services for those affected by secondary/metastatic breast cancer.

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

Lynnq
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hello I bought 10 pins and have givenn them to family and friends. All of them has made a donation - giving the money to me to pass on to BCC. I know that I could order more pins and would be able to pass these to other friends and relatives. I will do this and SBC will benefit financially by selling the pins to me.

Just wondered if there is a way that I can ensure that the extra cash will go to benefit secondary breast cancer.
JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Got mine today and have turned pins round too! Will take me a while to do the all as I ordered 50! I do like the pins though and I like the words, just prefer them on the front. Going to London next week for scans so will pop in on my Mum and Dad and give them some pins for them and my sisters and probably nephew/neices.

rosie53
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Ah good idea Helen, I will do that too. Didn't realise we would get a collection box with the pins I would have ordered more, oh well can always get some more. My hubby has took one too to put on his work top.

Hugs Janette xxxx 

2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Janette,I turned my pins around so SBC wording is on the front. There's plenty of room,not sure why they couldn't be made like that.
Pins are lovely and my family and friends wear them with pride.
Thank you bcc xxx
rosie53
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi, received my sbc pins today, pin looks great but I am really disappointed that it doesn't obviously state what the pin indicates. The collection box has a picture of the pink pin it and no wording of secondary breast cancer on it at all, the little packet the pin comes in has a lovely verse on the back why can't that be on the collection box????

All that said am very proud to be wearing my new  pin, and thank BBC for making it happen.

Thanks Janette xx 

belinda
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Morning Anna and everyone, thank you for the response, that's brilliant news. 😊
Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Dear everyone

 

I want to assure you that you are not being pushed or hidden away and I am sorry that is how some of you are feeling.  We havent advertised the pin as yet as it caught us all a bit on the hop as it was 2 weeks ahead of schedule!  We do have plans to share it to a wider audience and want to shout it loud and clear.  We have a schedule of work which is planned weeks in advance and the new secondary pin is in there. 

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Belinda, I'm totally shocked about that Again we are the lepers that are hidden away.
It was the perfect opportunity to educate PBC /public , lost!
belinda
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Helen, I can't see anything on Facebook or Twitter either? Unless it was mentioned much earlier??
2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Belinda, I did feel a bit let down. Not really getting the message out that we do exist .

Oh,my sister and I are hoping ours will come tomorrow. Yes,I did like the words too.
Hugs,Helen xx
belinda
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Helen and BCC, I looked for evidence of the new pin on the main site too. Was also disappointed. On the plus side my pins arrived today, love the wording on the card, the pin itself. Fantastic.
2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi,Anna BCC,and team thank you for listening to us and eventually getting SBC a pin.

The only quibble I have is why didn't you advertise it on front page of site. I looked day before,nothing. The day of launch I thought it will be on today surely!
Very disappointed the SBC pin hasn't been mentioned at all unless I've missed the launch.
rosie53
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Anna, fab news about the pin......Please help though as I am struggling to buy some, I have forgotten my password and am still waiting for an email back.

Thanks Janette xx

Marirose
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Pink with black edging for me x

Marie123
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you BCC for making this happen. Ordered and on their way to me . Marie xxx
JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Great!

Thank you!

xx

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Everyone

 

Drum roll please...........

 

The pins are now available for ordering.  Below are 2 links, one will take you to the pin itself and we have also incorporated it into our Occasion Favours to be purchased as part of a pack, to commemorate or celebrate an occasion.

 

Occasion favours

 

Secondary Pin

 

I look forward to seeing all the sales tot up and we will be promoting this on an ongoing basis.

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Just a quick update.  I am waiting on the last techy bits to be done so that I can post a link to the pin.

 

Best wishes
Anna
Digital Community Officer

LemonDrizzle
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you for the info Anna. Looking forward to seeing the pin and really hope the press release is picked up too x
2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you bcc, fantastic news x
Chocolates
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Anna, this is such good news. Thank you so much - so exciting. Please thank everyone at bcc for listening to us and being so prompt in getting things moving. Finally we have a pin which represents us. I shall be wearing mine everyday with pride for all those lovely ladies who we have sadly lost and all the ladies who are currently trying to deal with the realities of sbc.

Hxxx
Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Tinkerbelle & JulieD

 

The front of the card will have the pin attached to it so any wording would be lost which is why it is put on the back, can see why it is confusing though without a pin on it.

 

There is very limited space on the cards which is why we invite people to follow the link where detailed information can be shared.  We can offer articles to the media and hope for the best and sometimes things are picked up on at a later date.  Fingers crossed.

 

Glad you are all looking forward to seeing it, so am I!

 

I hope you all have a good and pain free weekend

 

Anna

 

JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Brilliant! Really pleased to see the pin will be on sale soon. Thank you for taking this on board.

 

 I know you cannot guarantee whether papers etc will use a story but do hope you will be making press releases in the hopes that they will use it.

 

I like the dedication on the pin card but still feel it would be helpful to have a short explanation of what Secondary Breast Cancer is.

 

Delighted that profits, even if small, will go to SBC.

 

Thanks BCC

Tinkerbelle
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Ooh, exciting - that is speedy.  Really looking forward to getting the pins.  Thank you.

 

Okay, now I'm going to sound like an ungrateful witch but is it possible to have the information from the back of the card on the front? If it would hold things up then maybe for the future.

 

Do others agree or not?

 

Tink x

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Dear Everyone

 

Again, thank you for participating in this survey and choosing the pin to represent secondary breast cancer.

 

Firstly the very good news – the pin will be in the shop and on sale MONDAY 1st JUNE! Two weeks ahead of schedule. Watch this space as on Monday I will be posting a link for everyone to see and you can start ordering straight away. You can purchase many other items through our online shop www.breastcancercare.org.uk/shop . As an exclusive for all of you here on the forum, we are really happy, in the short term, to send the Secondary Breast Cancer pins in packs of 25 (max 2 packs per request) on a sale or return basis. These can be ordered by emailing Fiona.vitti@breastcancercare.org.uk including your name, postal address and the amount. Once they have all been sold the money can then be paid in online at www.breastcancercare.org.uk/payin .

                      

I would like to now try and address the questions some of you have posted below.

 
Q.  Will there be a leaflet to go with the pin?
A.  Each pin will be on a dedicated backing card (see pic below). There is a link on the card encouraging buyers to visit the website for more information about secondary breast cancer.

 

 

SBC pin backing card.png

 

Q.  What about a personalised card to go with the pin?
A.  The backing card will give some information and will signpost people to where more information can be found. There are blank notelet cards which can be purchased from our online store which can be used for people to individualise any message they wish. Additionally, the pins can be purchased with favour packs which are designed for different occasions and come with place-cards to which again individualised messages can be added.   These can be ordered online www.breastcancercare.org.uk/shop or by phone 0345 092 0821. We will also be including the new pin in the next issue of our catalogue.

 

Q.  Will the money raised be used for secondary services?
A.  The profit margin is incredibly small, each pin will profit a net profit of 26p. But, any profit which is made on the sale of these pins will go towards supporting people with a secondary diagnosis.

 

Q.  Will there be a poster to go with the launch of the pin?
A.  It is not usual practice to produce posters to advertise merchandise, but this is something we are discussing as a possibility.

 

Q.  Will there be a press release?
A.  Working with the mainstream media is never straightforward. We can approach them with a story but have no control whether it will be used. This is not something we can guarantee.

 

Q.  A flat packed box to go with large purchases of pins.
A.  We have a generic Breast Cancer Care pin badge sales box which we can provide if specifically requested. These cost £4 each to produce and would eat into an already small profit margin, but again, these can be supplied if requested. (please see image below).

 

Badge Box.jpg 

 

Q.  Asking Sheridan Smith to launch the pin.
A.  A wonderful idea but unfortunately not possible. Sheridan is an ambassador for Coppafeel, a sister breast cancer charity who worked closely with Sheridan when they filmed The C Word, so it would not be appropriate to ask her.

 

We will be advertising the new pin using our social media channels and there will be a small mention in the July edition of VITA, because of tight deadlines. But in the next edition we hope to make a bigger splash. We will include information about the new dedicated pin in various emails, including our Nursing Network, particularly all those who are members of the secondary forum, nurses who are dedicated to working with patients who have secondary breast cancer.

 

Best wishes

Anna

Digital Community Officer

JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thanks Anna, looking forward to the update whn it's ready, thanks for keeping in touch

Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi everyone

 

Just to let you know that you havent been forgotten about, still trying to talk to everyone who is relevant and I want to make sure that I have all the right information for you.

 

Best wishes

Anna

Digital Community Officer

2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you,June,x
June_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hello

 

Just to let you know we are looking into the progress.

 

Best wishes

June, moderator

2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

 
2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi,anna,bcc coordinator, any news about our pin?
Hugs,Helen xxxx
Chocolates
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Thank you Anna.
Anna_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Dear All

 

Thank you for all your questions and enthusiasm.  I do not have specific answers for you at the moment, but I have made a note of all the questions and will be talking to all the relevant people.  I will respond to you soon.

 

Best wishes

Anna

Forum Coordinator

2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

BCC,will you be doing a box that people can put money in( a minimal price?) a bit like the Macmillan night in box,flat packed so people who want to take them to work etc have a place for people to donate and buy a pin,double profits for SBC.💷💰
It would be great if you could get the actress who did the C word to launch pin.

Mrs Blue,so glad you may get home xxxx🏡❤️
Marie123
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

BCC, is there going to be a press release to really explain what this is all about. I too hope that there will be posters explaining SBC .
Thank you again . M xx
belinda
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

I wondered if there's a poster to go with the launch of the new pin?
Hope you are indeed home by Wednesday mrsblue. X
Janet_BCC
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hi Chocolates,

 

I've passed on your query.

 

Very best wishes

 

Janet

BCC Moderator

Chocolates
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Mrs blue, good to hear from you and the possibility that you will be home this week. I hope yu are being good!!!!!!!

Bcc - can you please let us know how the money raised from selling the pin badge will be spent? I guess I'm concerned that it goes into the general pot and then sbc only gets a small percentage of it directly. Is there a way of all proceeds from the sale of the pin badge going towards sbc? I know in the grand scheme of things that we are not talking vast sums of money but to me it's the principal of the matter.

Many thanks,
Hxxx
mrsblue
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

good posts folks - and Hi Dawn, been thinking of you waves hand not blIsted anymore no I'm off chemo .

there must be some smiles on bcc faces in the marketing department when they check the thread a saying about 'hot cakes' comes to mind. new sbc pins will sell like hot cakes I mean!

I hope to be home maybe wednesday ?
2catlady
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

My sister and I were at Maggies centre yesterday and my sister mentioned pin to Lady who runs it and she was very interested in getting some for there.
rosie53
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Great idea buying lots of the new pin, I will definitely be doing that, I work in a pharmacy I will ask my boss if I can put some on the counter. 

Janette xx 

nicky08
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

Hooray, the job is done 🙂 Thank you Lynnq for adding the link to one of the other threads (bone mets?) as I hadn't been keeping track of this one, so I did manage to get my vote in on time. What a busy day with the general election vote as well!
It's a lovely idea Mrsblue to buy pins and then distribute them amongst friends or groups, the added card with some facts on would also be welcomed by me - so I don't have to do all the explaining!
Thank you BCC for listening to us, at long last one cancer charity is starting to understand how important this message about SBC is.
Nicky x

dawnhc
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

I do like that idea Lynn - I suppose it makes it a more personal gift if it is a brief resume of our own sbc story and probably personalised differently for each recipient......

 

It's not a good idea to engage brain at this time of the night LOL and I don't indulge in red fruit juice rofl. Going to bed before I get really silly now.

 

Dawn

xx

JulieD
Community Champion

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

That's a good idea Dawn.

Lynnq I was thinking the same about a little card with explanation.

Lynnq
Member

Re: Your thoughts please: Ideas for secondary breast cancer symbol

I was also going to buy a few for friends and relatives. A little leaflet/or printed page about SBC would be good to go with them.....i had thought about doing one myself but aren't really sure what to put....