It’s only thanks to your long-term support that we’re able to plan research projects that span years and even decades – helping to pave the way for new discoveries that really do have the power to change the future for people affected by breast cancer.

When breast cancer turned supporter Bob Mitchell’s life upside down, he was determined to do something so that no other family would have to suffer like his did.

Bob's story

“My worries for my daughter, Fiona, were the same as every dad’s – falling off her bike, getting her heart broken by a boy. I never dreamed she’d be diagnosed with breast cancer.

After a few gruelling months of chemo, the breast cancer quickly came back and began to spread. The consultant told us that she had secondary breast cancer and – as too many of us know – the treatments would soon stop working. We would have to say goodbye.

We lost our brave, determined daughter, aged just 36.

I knew we had to do something so that, one day, no other family will hear those dreaded words: ‘nothing more can be done’. No other father will be told that his daughter is going to die. That’s why my wife and I have both left a gift to Breast Cancer Now in our wills – to develop those desperately needed treatments for secondary breast cancer.

Because only research has the power to stop breast cancer taking the lives of the ones we love. And it starts now, with each of us.”

Leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will can help pay for the long-term research that will lead to new treatments for breast cancer. Research is a long journey, and we need to have a steady stream of money over the decades so that when a discovery happens, not a moment is lost in taking advantage of it.

Dedicate a gift in your will to a loved one to keep their memory alive

One way you can remember someone you have lost is to leave a gift in your will and dedicate it to them. 

It’s a special way to help future generations affected by breast cancer and keep your loved one’s memory alive.

If this is something you would like to do, we would love to hear from you. It would be wonderful to know who your legacy

gift is in memory of and why you’ve chosen to support Breast Cancer Now in their memory. 

Please get in touch by email or phone 0333 20 70 300.

Request a free guide to gifts in wills

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