The emotional support that a breast cancer sufferer receives while she’s on the road to recovery is important. According to a 2007 study published in the journal Psycho-Oncology, new breast cancer patients often experience a drop in social and emotional support during the first year after diagnosis. Friends and acquaintances may find themselves at a loss of what to do, how to react, and what to say. Rarely, however, do they intend to hurt you.
But know this: social-emotional support is a great stress reducer and might improve a patient’s chance against cancer recurrence, says Candyce H. Kroenke, the author of a study that examines the link between social ties and survival after breast cancer diagnosis.
Material World started this “A Sweet Pair” campaign to drive home the message that breast cancer patients should not have to go through their ordeals alone. Whether you’re a friend of or family to a sufferer, your role as her “cheerleader” is crucial in her path to recovery. A simple act – like spending time together watching TV – can have a great and positive effect on the patient. It tells her that she is not isolated and that people are there for her.
This month, through “A Sweet Pair”, make a promise to be a pillar of support to anyone you know suffering from breast cancer.
WIN A PENHALIGON’S HIGH TEA FOR 2 AT THE MARMALADE PANTRY
This high tea set for 2, worth $50, created in collaboration with The Marmalade Pantry, features 3 tiers of treats inspired by Penhaligon’s heritage in fine fragrance. The first tier – inspired by Penhaligon’s bestseller Blenheim Bouquet – features notes of citrus, black pepper and lavender, through innovative creations like open-face cured beef sandwiches with black pepper mayonnaise.
The second tier – inspired by the fragrance Peoneve – is filled with decadent mini dark chocolate cupcakes and rose flavoured Turkish delight tarlets.
The third tier – reminiscent of the exotic scent of Vaara – consists of foods like saffron buttermilk scones, quince and apple preserves jam and Tongka Bean tea cakes.
This high tea set will be available at The Marmalade Pantry in the month of November 2013 in limited quantities. The Marmalade Pantry is located at ION Orchard (#03-22) and 55 Fairways Drive.
To win this treat* for 2 pax, simply follow the steps below:
1. Answer this question in the Comment section below: What is the message behind Material World’s “A Sweet Pair” campaign?
2. Click on the Facebook button below and SHARE this post with your friends. Remember to TAG Material World’s Facebook Page on your post, and make sure your post is set to PUBLIC so we may verify that you have completed this step.
3. Private message us your details – name, age, gender, NRIC, mailing address and email address. State the name of the restaurant in your message. Only followers of Material World’s Facebook Page qualify for this contest.
Contest ends October 17, 2013, Thursday.
*Note: The winner of this high tea set must redeem her prize by 30 November, 2013. Redemption is valid only at The Marmalade Pantry at ION Orchard. The winner will also be given a COMPLIMENTARY fragrance profiling by Penhaligon’s.