Right now, an estimated 600,000 people are living with or after a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK. And every year we lose over 11,500 lives to the disease.
That’s someone every 45 minutes. We won’t stop until everyone diagnosed with breast cancer lives – and is supported to live well.
All of the money you raised this year will help us ensure that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live, and will mean that everyone receives the support they need to live well now.
Support for today and hope for the future
By funding almost 340 of the brightest minds in breast cancer research, we’re discovering how we can prevent, save lives and live well with breast cancer. Giving us the power to drive forward on a global stage.
To date, we’ve already invested £230 million in breast cancer research – and we’re not about to stop. Right now, we’re funding around 80 cutting-edge projects across the UK worth just over £26 million.
Our breast care nurses, expertly trained staff and volunteers, and award-winning information is all here to make sure anyone diagnosed with breast cancer gets the support they need to help them deal with the physical and emotional impacts of the disease.
From our Moving Forward courses, Living with Secondary Breast Cancer groups, Younger Women Together events and Someone Like Me service to our Becca app, online Forum, Ask Our Nurses service, Helpline and publications on diagnosis, treatment or breast health – we’re here.
We’re determined to make sure anyone affected by breast cancer gets the best possible treatment and care. We’re working side-by-side with hospitals and their patients to improve breast cancer services.
And with one heart and one voice, locally and nationally, our network of change-makers is acting now to tackle the biggest challenges that stand in the way of creating a future where everyone with breast cancer lives – and is supported to live well.