“Boobs are different. Never the same shape, size or colour. They grow, they change, and they develop. They are unique to you. Why not celebrate our uniqueness?”
Jinnett said, after submitting her sketch.
Diana, who also contributed to the design with her drawing, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy, and feels it’s vital she uses her experiences to raise awareness and do what she can to help others. She said:
“If buying one mug and having a cuppa with someone encouraged them to check themselves, become more breast aware and make positive lifestyle changes to protect themselves in the future, then my involvement with this design has worked.”
Joanne was one of the first to send her sketch over, saying it was a fantastic idea and that it would get us talking about boobs and why it’s important to look after our breast health. Joanne was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and later again in 2022, she shared with us that she wasn’t fully aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
“I thought I was looking for just lumps, however, through awareness campaigning, I was given information that suggested I needed to be checked.’
Cal was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and found the hardest thing was telling her daughter:
“I suppose I coped by looking out for everyone else rather than dwelling on what was happening to me.”
When sharing why she got involved in designing the Boob Mug, Cal said:
“When you are in the midst of it all often you can’t talk about it. This mug is for people to chit chat with a brew, as it helps make it less of a taboo.”
Wendy, who lives with treatable but not curable cancer, wanted to get involved to raise awareness too, stating:
“It is important to talk openly to promote awareness.”
Despite her diagnosis, she lives with the motto that “all will be well”.