R.E.S.P.E.C.T. for breast cancer awareness

Lincoln students bare it all to raise awareness over breast cancer.

The Linc’s Style editors worked with eleven University of Lincoln students in a revealing photo shoot to raise awareness over breast cancer, now the most common form of cancer in the UK, according to Cancer Research UK.

The eleven models posed in raw radiant photography by Samantha Fisher, in a shoot directed by Style Editor Sara Shah and her Deputy Stacey Cosens. An exclusive series of eleven posters will hit the Brayford campus and even The Linc’s own imp is wearing a pink ribbon for the week.

The 11 campaign posters.

The models who took part in the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. campaign are: Jennifer Jacobs, Jessica Brown, Lauren Lewis, Stacey Cosens, Elizabeth Fish, Emma Parrish, Lucy Deeley, Kay Rodgers, Lorna Farndell, Jemimah Mensah-Coker and Gloria Dei. The Linc wishes to thank them this way for their generous contribution to raising awareness over breast cancer.

You can download all the R.E.S.P.E.C.T. campaign posters.

Check out the complete photo gallery on Facebook.

In case you were wondering why The Linc’s style editors decided to raise awareness over breast cancer, here are recent statistics on the illness from Cancer Research UK:

Breast cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK. In 2006 more than 45,500 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, that’s around 125 women a day. Not only women but also each year around 300 men in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer incidence rates have increased by more than 50% over the last twenty-five years.

Although 8 out of 10 people survive breast cancer, each year in the UK 12, 000 women and 90 men die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is now the second most common cause of death from cancer in women after lung.

In the last ten years, female breast cancer incidence rates in the UK have increased by 6%. Although breast cancer is the most common cancer, there are many people who still unknown to them on the symptoms and how to check themselves.

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