The Metropolitan Police have joined forces with Lorraine's Change and Check campaign
Live from Lewisham police station in London, Dr Hilary Jones and Helen Addis announce that The Metropolitan Police Service are joining our Change and Check campaign by placing 10,000 stickers across their police stations and offices in London encouraging their workforce of more than 40,000 to regularly check for the symptoms of breast cancer.
Detective Superintendent Tara McGovern, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of this year, was watching Lorraine whilst she was off work undergoing chemotherapy when she first heard about the lifesaving campaign. She immediately contacted her colleagues about teaming up with the show to get the stickers in toilets, changing facilities and locker rooms throughout The Met.
Since launching the campaign in late April, more than 5,000 Change and Check stickers have been distributed in changing rooms nationwide in stores such as John Lewis and Partners, ASDA, Warehouse and David Lloyd Gyms. The simple idea of getting people to check for the signs of breast cancer whilst getting changed has also been endorsed by celebrities like Emma Bunton, Kelly Osbourne, the cast of Coronation Street and even Madonna!
Lorraine Producer Helen Addis, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2018, is the brains behind the campaign and is on a mission to get these 'reminder' stickers in as many bathrooms and changing facilities across the UK as possible. Explaining her motivation behind launching the campaign, Helen said: 'If I can help one person then I feel like what I went through was actually all worth it.'