October is breast cancer awareness month.
One in 11 Queensland women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
Nine out of 10 women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease.
Having a breast screen every two years is the best way to find breast cancer early before it can be felt or noticed.
BreastScreen Queensland Nambour Service health promotion officer with Robyn Taylor said the cause of breast cancer was unknown so it was also important to be breast aware.
"Women should become familiar with the normal look and feel of their breasts. If you notice any changes you should consult your GP immediately," Ms Taylor said.
The Cancer Council Queensland and BreastScreen Queensland Nambour Service have organized a movie night and walk of hope as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Monday, October 8, from 6:30pm there will be a Pink Ribbon Movie Night screening of 'Hairspray' at Birch, Carroll and Coyle, Sunshine Plaza, Maroochydore. Tickets are $15 each which includes admission and one glass of pink champagne on arrival.
"There will be prizes on the night including a prize for 'Best Dressed," Ms Taylor said. " So come dressed in pink and help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection."
The Walk of Hope is designed to give everyone the opportunity to walk in remembrance of loved ones who have died from breast cancer, to give hope to those currently being treated, to raise vital funds towards finding a cure for this disease and to give thanks to those who have contributed towards treatment.
This year the two kilometre walk will be on Pink Ribbon Day Monday, October 22.
To participate please assemble at the 'Loo with a View' Mooloolaba at 8:45am. Registration is $5 and this includes morning tea at the Mooloolaba Surf Club.
"Show 'the power of pink' and come dressed in pink," Ms Taylor said.
To purchase movie tickets or to register for the walk please phone the Cancer Council Queensland on 5443 6300.
BreastScreen Queensland offer FREE breastscreens to women 40 years and older.
Women aged 50 to 69 are strongly encouraged to attend.
BreastScreen Queensland has services located in Nambour, Caloundra, Noosaville, Caboolture and Gympie all year. A relocatable service will be visiting Beerwah from October 8 to 19 and Buderim from October 22 to November 16.
To make an appointment with BreastScreen Queensland Nambour Service phone 132050