As a female-led business, we try to show love and support to the women surrounding us wherever and whenever we can. Female empowerment is, at its very least – empowering!
The ‘Ditch The Mitt ’campaign will help women who have experienced BRCA and cancer-related breast surgery. The Tan Brush’s strap-line is #FeelGoodNaked, and if there is a time in a woman’s life when it can be challenging to feel good naked, it’s after major breast surgery.
What is BRCA?
BRCA stands for BReast CAncer gene. BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes we all have; they act as tumour suppressors and help us fight cancer, mainly breast and ovarian, but there are other cancers to be aware of, including melanoma, prostate and pancreatic. Sometimes a change or mutation occurs in the BRCA genes that can prevent them from working correctly, increasing the risk of developing cancer. Both men and women can be affected.
There is a 50% chance of inheriting a mutated BRCA gene from a parent who carries the mutation. It was best described as – an upside-down letter within a word on a page in a book on the shelf of a vast library.
Scientists have pinpointed these mutations and can accurately calculate risk, offering an opportunity for female BRCA carriers to have risk-reducing surgeries to help sidestep these diseases. This is a courageous decision for a woman who isn’t sick to make. BRCA can often feel like a taboo subject because of its complexity. Women may feel extremely overwhelmed and sometimes alone. It’s a double-edged sword – they feel grateful for the knowledge and relief as they sidestep breast and ovarian cancer, but they do have to go through an ordeal, and many can suffer survivor’s guilt.
The Tan Brush Team feel very passionately about BRCA and Breast Cancer and wishes to raise awareness. We hope to encourage women to discuss their family history, ask questions, and discuss them with their family doctor if they have concerns. Many women discover they have a BRCA mutation after a cancer diagnosis, but this doesn’t have to be. We hope to help change that.
During post-surgery recovery, support from the correct bra is crucial. It should be the most comforting, easy to wear garment possible. This is where we in- introduce Theya Healthcare to you.
After several years at the helm of a successful lingerie retail business, Ciara Donlon founded THEYA Healthcare. This female-led company specialises in designing and manufacturing sustainable post-surgery underwear made from bamboo textile. Breast cancer survivors regularly came to the shop looking for post-surgery bras, and she was unable to find a sustainable product that met their needs. This led her to form Theya Healthcare, which designs and manufacturers patented post-operative bamboo garments clinically proven to heal and aid recovery. All Theya underwear is designed, tested and approved by women.
We greatly admire what Ciara and her team have created and how they have listened to and responded to women at vulnerable and sensitive times in their lives. We also wish to support these women in whatever way we can.
The ‘Ditch The Mitt’ Campaign.
#Ditchthemitt will commence on Thursday the 12th of May 2022 at noon and concludes on Thursday the 18th of August 2022 at 11.00 am.
We promise to donate 50p per ditched mitt. THEYA Healthcare supports us in our campaign by generously discounting their post-surgery bras.
When we reach our targets, Ciara McGoldrick and her team of breast surgeons will present a Luxury Gift Box to a patient who has recently experienced major breast surgery on our behalf. The gift will include a THEYA Healthcare post-surgery bra, a Tan Brush, a Tan Brush Cleanser, and a Tan Brush Travel Bag.
It takes a while to recover physically and psychologically from significant breast surgery. It takes time before patients wish to look in a mirror; never mind, feel good about what they see. This small gesture is our way of saying It’ll be all right; you will recover and #FeelGoodNaked again.
In return for ditching a mitt, the ditcher will have their name included on the gift card accompanying the gift box. They will also receive a FREE ENTRY INTO A GRAND PRIZE DRAW FOR A LUXURY WEEKEND HOLIDAY FOR 2 PEOPLE IN SANTORINI, GREECE in conjunction with OASIS TRAVEL
Return flights from Dublin during May or June 2023, staying in the stunning 5 Star Volcano View Hotel on a Bed and Breakfast basis. The winner must have a valid passport and travel insurance and no cash alternative will be offered. See all our terms and conditions below.
This Grand Prize will be drawn on 25th August 2022 to help celebrate our first birthday. Other prizes include Tan Brushes, Tan Brush Cleansers and Tan Brush Travel Bags.
We’d love to hear from you @ email@example.com if you have a similar story or anything you’d like to share on BRCA or breast cancer. Unfortunately, so many of us are touched by this disease, but we can express ourselves positively, empower each other and show love and support.
Please get in touch
Love Karyn, Pamela and Lina
Terms and Conditions
THE TAN BRUSH ‘DITCH THE MITT ‘CAMPAIGN AND COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering the “Ditch The Mitt competition’, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
HOW TO ENTER
1.1 Place a used self-tanning mitt in one of our Tan Brush Ditch The Mitt Branded Bins, provided in selected stores, salons and at our pop up events to be in with a chance to win a prize.
Details of these venues will be announced on Instagram @thetanbrush.
2.1 Entry is open to all Tan Brush Consumers when they ditch a mitt. The ‘Ditcher’ must be a minimum of eighteen years old (18).
3.1 The competition commences on Thursday 12th May 2022 at 12.00 noon and concludes on Thursday 18th August 2022 at 11.00 am.
3.2 In order to enter, eligible entrants must present a used tanning mitt at one of our chosen stores, salons or pop up events. The entrant will receive a scratch card with a chance to win a Tan Brush, or a Tan brush Cleanser, or a Tan Brush Travel Bag or Free Entry into a Prize Draw for a Luxury Weekend for Two People in Santorini, Greece.
The Weekend break will take place in May 2023. The entrant must provide a name and email address on the designated area of the scratch card.
3.3 Eligible entrants in the competition may enter the prize draw only once.
3.4 All scratch Card entries from stores and salons for the prize draw must be received by us before Monday 22nd August at 11.00 am.
3.5 The winner must have a valid passport and must be available to travel either May or June 2023. Not subject to change and no cash alternative.
4.1 There will be one (1) Grand Prize Draw and one (1) winner. The winner will receive one prize package, as set out below.
4.2 The Grand Prize consists of 4 nights at a 4-star all-inclusive resort in Santorini, Greece in conjunction with Oasis Travel, Northern Ireland.
4.3 The winner is not required to be present at the time of the draw. The prize will be emailed to the winner’s address as printed on their scratch card within one (1) week of the draw date.
4.4 In participating in the prize, the winner agrees to participate and co-operate as required in all editorial activities relating to the Competition. The winner agrees to grant the promoter a perpetual and non-exclusive licence to use such footage and photographs in all media worldwide and the winners will not be entitled to any fee for such use.
4.5 There will be 300 other prizes consisting of 100 Tan Brushes, 100 Tan Brush Cleansers and 100 Tan Brush Travel Bags.
4.5 Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.
HOW TO WIN
5.1 There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner chosen from the total pool of entries received, chosen on Wednesday 25th August 2022 at 11.00 am. TO CELEBRATE OUR 1ST BIRTHDAY.
Each entrant who has entered the competition over the duration of the competition and registered all details required (“Qualifying Entrant”) will be eligible. The winner will be chosen subject to the criteria set out in clause 3.2.
5.2 Where the winner is not present at the time of the draw, they will be notified by a phone call on Wednesday 25th August 2022. The winner’s names will be published on The Tan Brush Website and Instagram page on Wednesday 25th August 2022.
5.3 The promoter’s decision is final and the promoter will not enter into correspondence regarding the result.
5.4 The promoter reserves the right to refuse to allow a winner to take part in any or all aspects of the prize, if the Promoter determines, at their absolute discretion, that a winner is not in the mental or physical condition necessary to be able to safely participate in the prize. It is a condition of accepting the prize that the winner may be required to sign a legal release in a form determined by the promoter at its absolute discretion.
6.1 In the case of the intervention of any outside act, agent or event which prevents or significantly hinders the Promoter’s ability to proceed with the competition on the dates and in the manner described in these terms and conditions, including but not limited to vandalism, power failures, tempests, natural disasters, acts of God, civil unrest, strike, war, the act of terrorism, the Promoter may in its absolute discretion cancel the competition and recommence it from the start on the same conditions.
6.2 45/50 LIMITED will take no responsibility for prizes damaged or lost in transit, or late, lost or misdirected mail.
6.3 45/50 LIMITED will not be liable for any misadventure, accident, injury, loss or claim that may occur:
a) during the draw;
b) while undertaking any activity in or connected with their entry into the draw;
c) in the participation in any prize;
d) as a consequence of late, lost or misdirected mail;
e) due to the publication of any material, including any statements made by any compare, staff member, journalist, other entrants or any other person;
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f) in relation to failure of an entry to be received by the promoter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion;
g) arising from or related to any problem or technical malfunction of any computer equipment, software, internet connection, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer software related to or resulting from participation in this promotion.
6.4 45/50 LIMITED assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of, entries, and reserves the right to take any action that may be available.
6.5 If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the promoter which corrupts or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, take any action that may be available, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.
6.6 No member of staff or family member relating to 45/50 ltd may enter the competition.
7.1 The promoter is 45/50 LIMITED 40 Enterprise House Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Enterprise Crescent Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT28 2BP