With breast cancer now one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide, the role of charities is more important than ever in providing support services to those affected by cancer, raising awareness and undertaking research.
Here are 11 charities you can support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
is dedicated to making health and wellbeing support available to those going through cancer treatment, including specially designed fitness classes. Founder Jan Sheward formed the charity after experiencing first hand the lack of support available when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
funds scientists, doctors and nurses to undertake research and help beat cancer sooner. Their research has found that 23% of breast cancer cases could be preventable
– that’s almost 13,000 avoidable breast cancer diagnoses every year. So a big part of their work involves providing vital information about cancer to the community.
We hear you (WHY)
works with families and individuals in Bath, North East Somerset and Wiltshire to provide free therapeutic support to those affected by cancer. Their professionally trained counsellors are empathetic, collaborative and proactive in their approach.
Whether it’s restaurant meals, hotel stays, beauty treatments, or tickets for events and attractions, Something to look forward to
supports those affected by cancer by giving them just that – something to look forward to!
Hope for tomorrow
helps to make cancer care and treatment more accessible by bringing it closer to home for those who need it. Their mobile cancer care units reduce travel time and take the pressure off treatment waiting lists.
Donate a wig
provides free access to wigs,makeovers and practical advice for women diagnosed with breast cancer, living in underprivileged African communities. What started as a passion project has now grown into annual events and workshops.
Make 2nds count
helps to raise awareness and fund vital research into secondary breast cancer (also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer). Secondary breast cancer is commonly misdiagnosed and tragically claims 12,000 lives per year.
HER Breast Friends
is a support group in the Hull and East Riding area. The group doesn’t focus on breast cancer, but rather on creating a common bond. From monthly coffee mornings and pink pamper days, to a wig and bra bank – the group provides practical support for women affected by breast cancer.
The Pink Place
offers support for women and men affected by breast cancer in the North Hampshire area. This includes wellbeing services, counselling and social events. The Pink Place was founded in 2010 by friends Julia Dingwall and Janis Taylor, after Julia was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.
Against Breast Cancer
fund research into secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths. Their vision is a future free from breast cancer.
Leeds Hospital Charity
and the ‘Breast Cancer Action’ fundraising group was formed in 1994 by ex-breast cancer patients and their supporters. They fundraise for Leeds Hospitals Charity specifically to support breast cancer research in Leeds.