Thanks for wearing your Unity Band® and uniting for people with breast cancer on World Cancer Day 2017.    

About World Cancer Day

On 4 February 2017, along with ten leading cancer charities we came together in one, single act of unity for World Cancer Day. 

The money you helped raise on World Cancer Day will support life-saving research, so our researchers can continue to find ways to prevent, detect, treat and stop breast cancer.

Take a look at our Twitter moment to find out more about the stories we shared on the day:

It's not too late to get involved

You can still make a one off donation to our life-saving breast cancer research or buy a World Cancer Day Unity Band® from your local Asda store. Either way, you’ll be funding research that is key to making sure everyone who develops breast cancer will live.


Find your nearest Asda store

The Breast Cancer Now Unity Band® will be exclusively available at all Asda stores until April, for a suggested donation of £2. 

If you don’t have an Asda store nearby, simply email us on and we will help you out. 

The Unity Band® is made of two parts, knotted together, to represent strength in unity and the power of what can be achieved when people join forces. By buying a band you’ll be coming together with thousands of other people to fund research that is key to making sure everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

The Last One women wear World Cancer Day bands

Women from The Last One show their support for World Cancer Day. Left to Right: Julie, Julie, Mary, Emma, Helen. 

Why we need to unite

Around 11,500 women and 80 men in the UK die from breast cancer every year. That’s too many. 

Research can change that. You can change that.

Our team of nearly 400 scientists are working around-the-clock to make new discoveries so we can prevent breast cancer, detect it earlier and treat it better. But breast cancer is clever, it keeps evolving, and there are more than 20 different types that we know of.

Our scientists need your support, now more than ever, to make sure they can explore every possible way to stop women dying. Find out more about each area of our research and the work we are doing.   

Working together with:

World Cancer Day 2017 - logos of all the charity partners involved