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Charity Feature: Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is an amazing charity dedicated to their vision that every person affected by breast cancer gets the best treatment, information and support possible. They, together with Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action, form Women V Cancer, which first started in 2010 and has since gotten 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.

Breast Cancer Care have also joined forces with our charity partner Prostate Cancer UK to get both men and women standing up to cancer together on our Walk The Night 2018 challenge in London.

Here, Breast Cancer Care tells us more about their important work as a reminder of what we do our challenges for.

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

For Breast Cancer Care, all your efforts mean that we can be there with care, support and information when we’re needed most.

About Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist UK-wide charity providing support for women, men, family and friends affected by breast cancer. We’ve been caring for them, supporting them and campaigning on their behalf since 1973.

We offer a unique range of support including reliable information, one-to-one support over the phone and online from nurses and people who’ve been there. We also offer local group support across the UK.

Just some of the free support services we offer include:

  • Our free and confidential Helpline
  • Online discussion Forum
  • Ask our Nurses online service
  • Someone Like Me – connecting people with someone who has faced similar challenges
  • Information sessions
  • Moving Forward – helping people find a new ‘normal’ after treatment
  • Younger Women Together – specifically aimed at women under 45
  • Online and printed publications – we distribute over one million a year
  • Campaigning for better standards of treatment and care - our most recent campaign is focused on improving the recording, treatment and care of secondary breast cancer.
  • The BECCA mobile app - Our free BECCA mobile app offers tailored strategies, tips and information to help women move forward after treatment.

You can watch our most recent campaign video here.

From the moment someone notices something isn’t right, right through their treatment and beyond, we’re there to help people affected by breast cancer feel more in control.

Thank you so much for all your incredible fundraising so far, as well as your hard work getting out and about training and putting in the miles! You’re helping to keep our invaluable support free and making sure we can continue to be there for the people who so desperately need us. 

How your sponsorship helps

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

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

£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 sports@breastcancercare.org.uk or call 0345 092 0804 - we’d love to help.

Thank you again and we’ll see you at Walk the Night or on your next Women V Cancer challenge! 

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.

 

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