Find out why October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how you can get involved in helping to change the future for people living with breast cancer.

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month we aim to get as many people as possible involved in raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research. 

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, more than 4,000 UK women will hear the devastating words ‘it’s breast cancer.’ And nearly 1,000 more will die from the disease. We can’t live with that. That’s why, in October, we want the UK to come together and help save lives. 

How can I get involved?

Be breast aware

If every woman regularly checked her breasts we could save 1,500 lives a year, but at the moment, less than half of all women in the UK don’t check regularly. 

Find out more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and learn what changes to look for

Wear it pink - Friday 20 October 2017

We’re very proud to say that our 2016 wear it pink day saw hundreds of thousands of people across the country – in school, at work and at home – all stood together against breast cancer by wearing it pink.

Join us for this year's wear it pink on Friday 20 October and help make life-saving research happen.

Find out more about wear it pink 2017.

Campaign with us

Our new policy report, Good Enough? Breast Cancer in the UK, has revealed opportunities are being missed to save more lives from breast cancer. You can help us fix that by joining our current campaign.

Add your voice

Shop and raise money for us

Our retail partners, including M&S, Debenhams and Asda, have put together some beautiful collections for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each piece carries a donation for Breast Cancer Now, so you can treat yourself and help fund life-saving research.

Shop the collection

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day - Friday 13 October 2017

Find out more about secondary breast cancer using our informative guide to provide information tailored to where you live in the UK.

Read our secondary breast cancer guide

Breast cancer in men

While breast cancer is largely a female disease, breast cancer does affect men. Around 350 men are diagnosed with the disease each year. Find out more about breast cancer in men.

Giles, one of our supporters, is one of three men in his family to have breast cancer and he's counting on research to find out why. Read Giles' story to learn more.

Fundraise for us 

Put the 'fun' into fundraising while raising funds for vital breast cancer research this October. From organising a ball, to running in a marathon to creating an entirely new event of your own, we are with you every step of the way to ensure your event is a success.

Find out more about all the ways in which you can fundraise for us.

Remember someone you love

A Fund in Memory is a personal and very special online space, created by you in memory of your loved one. It gives you a page where friends and family can come together to share their fondest memories and raised money in your loved one’s name for breast cancer research.

Find out more about setting up a Fund in Memory.

More information

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