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. 

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. That's why we've developed Breast Check Now, a FREE app for your smartphone which helps make checking regularly just another part of life. It's a handy little reminder right there in your pocket!

Find out more about the Breast Check Now app and the signs and symptoms of breast cancer

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.

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

To mark Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day in 2016, our supporter Lesley Stephen wrote a powerful letter to the disease. Read Lesley's letter. 

We have written our own letter to breast cancer to explain how we will stop this disease through research, campaigning for better access to drugs, our Secondary Breast Cancer Pledge programme and more. Read our letter.

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

Secondary Breast Cancer Guide

Campaign with us

Make sure your voice is heard and help us push for better services, treatments and care for patients across the UK. 

Keep me up to date with Breast Cancer Now's campaigning work.

Fundraise for us 

Put the 'fun' into fundraising whilst 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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