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Who we are

We're Breast Cancer Now, the research and support charity.

We’re dedicated to giving support for today and hope for the future, for everyone affected by breast cancer.

We’re researchers, building a better future. Nurses and expert staff, supporting you no matter what. Campaigners, fighting to change the things that matter the most. Volunteers, giving their time, talent and passion. Fundraisers, making sure that our vital work can keep going.

We know that breast cancer isn’t yesterday’s problem. Over 55,000 people are diagnosed every year in the UK alone. And 1,000 people still die from the disease every month. That’s why we’re here today. Now. 

Our mission, vision and goals

Mission: Our what

Our mission is to be recognised as the place to turn for information and support on everything to do with breast cancer. And as the driving force behind breakthroughs in prevention, detection, and treatment.

Vision: Our why

Our vision is that by 2050, everyone diagnosed with breast cancer will live and be supported to live well.

Goals: Our how

We’ll only achieve our 2050 vision by combining the power of research and support. So that’s exactly what we’re doing. And breast cancer is our only priority. We won’t be distracted. We’re single-minded. We’re focused.  

We're working to:

  • Stop people dying from breast cancer
  • Support people to live well with breast cancer
  • Accelerate detection of breast cancer
  • Improve prevention of breast cancer


Our past, present and future

  • History

    Our story

    Founders Betty Westgate and Bill Freedman
    We’ve been here for over 50 years. But we haven’t always been called Breast Cancer Now. The charity you see today is built on the amazing work of our founding charities.
  • Strategy

    Turning the tide

    We’re determined to turn the tide on breast cancer. Here are the goals guiding us to 2025 – and what we’re doing to make them a reality.
  • People

    Our people

    Our leadership team set the direction for our charity. They make sure we’re doing the best we can for people affected by breast cancer.