The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. Breast cancer is the most common life-threatening cancer facing Australian women, with eight women dying from the disease each day — mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and friends.
Why you should support NBCF and what makes them different?
Research is the only way to improve how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated. Because NBCF doesn’t receive any Government funding, by supporting NBCF you are contributing directly to our goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
NBCF research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas, and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Since they were established in 1994, they have awarded more than $127 million, raised entirely by the Australian public, to around 430 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.
Their goal is that by 2030, there will be zero deaths from breast cancer, a goal that would see more women (and men) living longer with breast cancer, and empower them with a greater quality of life. While more women are surviving an initial diagnosis of breast cancer — nine out of 10 women are alive five years after their diagnosis — once breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is thought that the number of women surviving five years is only around one-in-five.2 There is still much work to be done.
NBCF are proud to raise and grant funds exclusively for research, because they believe research is the most effective way to end breast cancer. We are committed to funding innovative research — from finding better ways to detect breast cancer earlier, to figuring out what causes breast cancer cells to spread, so they can work out how to stop it.
Every dollar helps NBCF move closer towards zero deaths from breast cancer.