Now is good...
to come together

to try something new....
to start fundraising...
to stop breast cancer.

We are the now generation - the ones who can change the future for good.

We're sisters and survivors, families and fearless fundraisers.

We're here to celebrate every life saved, to remember every life lost, and to live every day like it counts.

These are our stories. And this is our time.

"Four and a half years ago my wife died of breast cancer.

I got involved in raising funds for breast cancer research to hopefully get to a point where nobody has to die from breast cancer and no family has to go through what my family had to go through."

Tim

Karen's Story

I wonder why it is that it can sometimes take a life changing event to make you sit back and take stock and realise what’s important and why.

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Earlier this year that’s what happened to us, myself and those closest to me. That shock diagnosis of breast cancer – that pivotal ‘it’ll never happen to me’ moment happened. Suddenly everything turned upside down. I was part of a whole new world I sort of knew existed but had never contemplated.

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Karen and her best friend Pauline

That realisation of how crucial organisations like Breast Cancer Now are was the first step to truly appreciating how important fundraising is.

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Fundraising can come in many guises, for us one of the most important things is to have fun while fundraising.

Karen and her best friend Pauline

Karen and her best friend Pauline

We would urge everyone not to wait for that life changing moment but to go for it now – now is as good a time as any – you never know what’s around that corner for yourself or a loved one and how important to you it could end up being.

Go for it and have fun fundraising, it’s important to us all.

Get the crew together and collect for a great cause
Every penny you raise will help our scientists develop new treatments.

Unleash some flour power with a bake sale
Your sweet success could lead to earlier diagnosis
Go the whole hog in fancy dress
Sport a new look and give hope to everyone facing this disease
In the last 40 years, thanks to incredible research breakthroughs, more women like Linda are surviving breast cancer than ever before.

If that research has the funding it needs to continue, by 2050, we believe everyone who faces this disease will live.

We’re the people that can make it happen – so let’s do it!
With every cake we bake, every bucket we shake, every wig we wear and every moment we share we’re powering research that’s finding new ways to prevent, detect and treat breast cancer until the day when we stop it.

Once and for all.

What you achieve.

£50 will buy 200 pipette tips used for handling cells.

Pipette tips are used to move cells around so our scientists can accurately prepare experiments. This allows them to study how cells become cancerous and how they spread. This will give key insight into the causes of cancer and how secondary tumours form, thereby saving lives.

£100 could buy amounts of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen for hundreds of experiments.

By studying how breast cancer drugs like tamoxifen work, our scientists will get a better understanding of how breast cancer cells react to drugs. This means that new and better treatments can be developed, so we can effectively target breast cancer cells and prevent them from spreading around the body to form secondary tumours.

£250 will buy one antibody, an essential research tool for our scientists.

These determine whether certain proteins are involved in the development, progression and spread of breast cancer, helping to identify potential drug targets.

£500 will buy reagents for 50 protein interaction experiments.

By looking at how proteins interact with each other inside cells, our scientists can get a detailed understanding of how cancer cells work. This insight will allow them to develop new drugs that can be used to treat primary and secondary breast cancers.

£1,000 will pay for the sequencing of one human genome (all the DNA of one person).

Knowing the DNA code of a person and whether this person develops breast cancer allows our scientists to understand what genetic markers make people more likely to develop breast cancer. By understanding an individual's risk of breast cancer, action can be taken to prevent that person from getting breast cancer in the first place thereby saving lives.

When shall we get started?