To mark International Women’s Day, we want to recognise the incredible women at Future Dreams who are working towards finding a cure for Breast Cancer and offering practical and emotional support to those touched by the disease. A charity close to Melissa's heart - Future Dreams is dedicated to raising funds for support and awareness of Breast Cancer. Considering this year’s theme #BreakTheBias, we caught up with Future Dreams to hear how they have approached and promoted women’s equality and progress made through a lens of #BreakTheBias.
"Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with one woman given the life-changing diagnosis every ten minutes.
When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer it leaves her feeling scared, isolated and fearing for her future. She also worries about how the rest of society sees her. She doesn’t want pity, she wants practical and emotional support and to be made to feel like herself. Future Dreams Breast Cancer charity works to #BreakTheBias surrounding breast cancer - helping women find themselves again.
We have been privileged to work with Melissa Odabash on four collections of beautiful swimwear for women who have had breast cancer and been worried they will never feel comfortable and confident on the beach or in the pool again. Being able to exercise and enjoy holidays with family, friends and partners is a small, but vital, step in a woman’s recovery and thanks to Melissa we have been there for them.
We have recently opened Future Dreams House in London’s Kings Cross where women who have been through breast cancer come together to #BreakTheBias surrounding their illness, attending workshops and advice sessions on everything from bra fittings to exercise, nutrition and life coaching.
Future Dreams funds research into secondary breast cancer with the goal of #BreakingTheBias forever - stopping this disease attacking one in seven women."
Find more information on the charity below: