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Charity Feature: Breast Cancer Care


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 62,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer – a number which is increasing.
  • That’s around 1 person diagnosed every 10 minutes.
  • Men get breast cancer too, each year around 390 men in the UK are diagnosed
  • 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
  • More than half a million people are currently living with breast cancer in the UK

About Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now

From research to care, Breast Cancer Care and 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.

Together, we are united in the aim that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and everyone will receive the support they need to live well now. And with the incredible support people just like you taking on challenges with Women V Cancer, we hope our vision will one day become a reality.

The support of Women V Cancer means the world to Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now and 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.

£8 could enable a scientist to study blood samples donated by breast cancer patients and could, for example, help to predict a patient’s chances of their breast cancer coming back.

£12 could help us maintain our supportive online community and allow people with breast cancer to feel less isolated.

£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.

£285 could give a woman with breast cancer somewhere to turn to after her treatment, through attending four sessions of a Moving Forward course.

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 or call 0345 092 0804 - we’d love to help.

Challenges to support Breast Cancer Care

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

Recognised by thousands of people as a truly invaluable cause, over a thousand men and women from all around the UK are coming together to raise funds for Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK by walking a marathon around London at night. Find out more about Walk the Night.

Women can raise money for Breast Cancer Care 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. Riding through the night around London, from London to Paris, Milan to Venice or coast to coast across Costa Rica, 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 Care exclusively through any of our open challenges, which allow you to choose which charity you raise funds for.


Browse all our challenges

Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now is a company limited by guarantee registered in England (9347608) and a charity registered in England and Wales (1160558), Scotland (SC045584) and Isle of Man (1200). Registered Office: Fifth Floor, Ibex House, 4247 Minories, London EC3N 1DY.

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