Against Breast Cancer funds groundbreaking cancer research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. The focus of their research is preventing secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Against Breast Cancer is the story of the personal crusade of the founders Dr Anthony Leathem and his wife Patricia in their quest for a future free of breast cancer. Today, Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research into new treatments, tools for earlier diagnosis and advice to reduce the risk of recurrence and secondary spread. Working with expert scientists we want to increase the survival rates of all breast cancer patients and ultimately, discover a vaccine against breast cancer.
Investing in new cancer research
The ultimate goal of Against Breast Cancer is to stop secondary breast cancer from claiming lives. Their unique approach is to do this by focusing their research from several of the UK’s leading academic institutions are carrying out projects which address three key areas: prevention, detection and therapies.
The charity is supported by many celebrities, including:
Simon Cowell, TV consultant, promoter and presenter.
The man behind Pop Idol and the X-Factor has been extremely supportive of the charity, attending and hosting many of our fundraising events. Our honorary president Julie Cowell invited her son to join us as a patron in 2004.
Suzanne Dando, Sports presenter, former British Olympian.
Sky Sports Presenter Suzanne Dando is an active supporter of Against Breast Cancer and agreed to become a patron in 2001. Suzanne led the British gymnast team at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Since her retirement from gymnastics she’s carved out a successful career in television, theatre and the media. Suzanne was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2015 for her charity work.
Ben Shephard, TV presenter, media journalist.
Ben is a GMTV presenter and a long term supporter of the charity. He agreed to become a patron in 2001 when invited by charity founders Patricia and Anthony (his aunt and uncle). Ben has taken part in fundraising events, including running the Reading Half Marathon.
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