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Charity Feature: Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Care has recently merged with Breast Cancer Now to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. They, together with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action, form Women V Cancer, which first started in 2010 and has since seen thousands of women cycling in the UK and around the world to support countless women affected by cancer and strive to put an end to the disease.

How many people get breast cancer?

  • Every year 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Every 10 minutes in the UK, one women is diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Men get breast cancer too, each year around 370 men in the UK are diagnosed
  • 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime

About Breast Cancer Now

From research to care, Breast Cancer Now has people affected by the breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we have the ability to carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care.

By 2050, we believe everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live, and be supported to live well. But we need to act now. And that’s where the incredible support of people like you taking on challenges with Women V Cancer comes in, as we hope our vision will one day become a reality.

The support of Women V Cancer means the world to Breast Cancer Now we are extremely proud to be a part of this extraordinary partnership. If you’ve already taken on a challenge, have recently signed up or are just thinking about buckling up that helmet for the first time – thank you, we’re so proud to have you on our Women V Cancer Team!

How your sponsorship helps

£5 could give people with breast cancer the vital answers they need right now by funding five invaluable information resources.

£20 could help prepare a tumour sample from the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank. Scientists can request samples from the Bank for their research, so they can see what happens in real tumours, helping the discoveries they make reach patients quicker.

 

£30 could help pay for one of our researchers to attend a face-to-face meeting in Parliament to show MPs our cutting-edge research projects, and persuade them to take action on breast cancer.

£55 could help a younger woman with breast cancer feel less isolated by attending a residential course with expert information, support and a space to connect with others under the age of 45 with a diagnosis.

£200 could help us to develop better treatments for patients in the future. With your donation, we can pay for enough of the drug tamoxifen to power hundreds of experiments.

£600 could give a woman with secondary breast cancer the expert information she needs and a space to talk openly with others at eight ‘Living with Secondary Breast Cancer’ sessions.

£1,250 could help 35 people through one of the most difficult challenges they ever face by funding our free helpline for a day.

So please don’t stop holding fundraising events, sending your online page around or asking for sponsorship! Thank you again for your fundraising so far - it really does make a huge difference.

If you’d like any fundraising materials such as leaflets, balloons or banners please email sports@breastcancernow.org or call 0345 092 0804 - we’d love to help.

Challenges to support Breast Cancer Now

If you want to help Breast Cancer Now in a big way, we have several challenges that raise funds for this wonderful charity.

Women can raise money for Breast Cancer Now by taking on any of the Women V Cancer challenges, which also support the incredibly important charities, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

From London and Edinburgh to Italy and Croatia, to Thailand and even Kenya, our Women V Cancer challenges take you on life-changing cycling adventures in some of the most stunning parts of the world with a team of possibly the most inspiring women you've ever met. See all Women V Cancer challenges.

Alternatively, you can choose to support Breast Cancer Now exclusively through any of our open challenges, which allow you to choose which charity you raise funds for.

Browse all our challenges

Breast Cancer Now is a working name of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, a charity registered in England and Wales (1160558) and Scotland (SC045584), and a business name of the registered charity in the Isle of Man (1200).

Charity Registration No. England and Wales 1160558, Scotland SC045584 and Isle of Man 1200

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