Our £2,000 charity donation this May went to Breast Cancer UK – an amazing cause chosen by Service and Transition Manager, Serina Mohammed, which we are honoured to support.
Breast Cancer UK was first registered in 2001, where they sought to provide a patient-orientated forum, as well as influence research into causes and treatment of breast cancer. Since then, they've expanded their campaign to include research into prevention and reducing exposure to harmful chemicals, with further campaigns added more recently to address lifestyle and environmental risk factors.
The charity's key mission is to prevent breast cancer through education, scientific research, collaboration and policy change. They work to raise awareness of preventable factors that can lead to developing breast cancer, helping to reduce the risk for women and men.
Unfortunately, not all breast cancer cases can be prevented, but studies show that every one in three cases can be, and by making changes to your everyday lifestyle habits you can reduce your risk significantly. Breast Cancer UK is dedicated to providing help and guidance on how to reduce this risk, they provide balanced, accurate information to help individuals and educate the wider public, alongside funding animal-free research into understanding the causes of breast cancer.
With their evidence-based approach, they seek to ban or restrict any chemicals that have been linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, whether these are chemicals found in our everyday products, or out in the environment. They also help individuals start their own prevention journeys, with helpful guides, quizzes and fundraisers.
If you’d like to learn more about the charity and all the amazing work they’re doing, head over to the Breast Cancer UK website.