Breast Cancer Care was founded by Betty Westgate on Christmas Eve 1973, five years after she was diagnosed as having breast cancer in 1968. The charity was originally called the ‘Mastectomy Association of Great Britain’ but was later changed to ‘Breast Care and Mastectomy Association of Great Britain’ in 1987 and then again to its name now, ‘Breast Cancer Care’, in 1994.
The vision of this charity is that they want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support. They combine personal experiences of people affected and use them in a unique way to: Provide information and offer emotional and practical support, bring people affected by breast cancer together, campaign for improvement in standards of support and care, and promote the importance of early detection.
In the years 2013-2014: Breast Cancer Care reached 11,139 people with their breast awareness message, trained 117 community leaders and volunteers, and had close to 1,039,048 visitors access the Breast awareness landing page of their website.
To find out more visit: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/our-vision