One of our lovely volunteer groups, Simply the Breast, have taken on a new kind of challenge this year as part of their fundraising and have recently recorded a single– ‘Simply the Breast’. This is their unique take on Tina Turner’s Simply the Best. All profits from the single will go to Breast Cancer Campaign. One of the members Andrea tells us how this became their theme tune.
Dr Geeta Patel’s PhD studentship, funded by Breast Cancer Campaign and supervised by Professor Diana Harcourt at the University of the West of England, is one of very few studies that have looked into the breast cancer experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic women. Read more about her research here.
The Generations Walk was first held in 1998, when 80 people gathered to walk across Hampstead Heath and raise money to fund breast cancer research. Our Chief Executive, Baroness Delyth Morgan, has written a message to everyone who has been part of making the walk such a fantastic success over the years.
My training for the London Marathon is continuing and I have now got some of my biggest runs behind me. Having now done an 18 and a 20 miler, my mileage will now slowly decrease towards the big day. Training, as before, has been plagued with missed runs, illness, and just the general pressures of everyday life getting in the way. Nevertheless, I feel as prepared as I can be, and in some ways, I am excited to embark upon the 26.2 miles once again.
For those of you who watch Eastenders, you will have noted that Carol Jackson’s breast cancer storyline has now taken a turn towards exploring genetics. In a recent episode, the show revealed that Carol Jackson has the same faulty
The Would family and friends have been a great support to Breast Cancer Campaign by organising their own events to help us find the cures. Here, Alex, shares his story of fundraising in memory of his Mum, Elaine.
"On the 13 March 2012 my Mum lost her battle with cancer. She was an amazing and inspirational mother to Georgia and I, a loving wife to Kevin and a friend to all.
Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer is a charity registered by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (no. 1160558) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England (no. 9347608) whose registered office is at 5th Floor, Ibex House, 42 - 47 Minories, London, EC3N 1DY.