Find out more about Breast Cancer Care...
Breast Cancer Care is the only specialist breast cancer support charity working throughout the UK. Their specialist nurses, local services and vital emotional support network help thousands of women and men waking up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day.
Someone is newly diagnosed every 10 minutes. As incident rates continue to rise the urgent need for their services increases. Breast Cancer Care want to be there for everyone affected by this disease to support them as they make life-changing decisions about treatment, cope with relentless hospital visits and the debilitating side effects of treatment.
Breast Cancer Care are very proud of the free local and national services that they provide but people still tell them that they wish they had known about them sooner. They need to reach more people at a point when they need them most. So they’ve got an ambitious aim to double the number of people they help by 2020 and money raised through Asda’s Tickled Pink campaign will help to ensure they can do just that.
This year’s Tickled Pink funding will enable key local services such as the Moving Forward course to support thousands more people living with and beyond breast cancer. Moving Forward: Preparing for life after treatment is crucial is Breast Cancer Care’s free four-week support course helping provide face to face support and expert clinical information on how to cope and adjust to life after treatment.
Fiona Takahashi took part in Moving Forward in Glasgow, she said “The intensity of the experience we shared on the course meant that we all became very close and this new network of friends is a huge support for me. I finished the course a year ago and I really feel it helped me move on after breast cancer; I was able to acknowledge what had happened but it no longer defined me. Without the course I would have struggled to get back to some sense of normality.”
To find out more about Breast Cancer Care’s support services, visit their website www.breastcancercare.org.uk.