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National Breast Cancer Foundation

BECOME A PART OF OUR VISION OF A FUTURE WITHOUT BREAST CANCER

When the National Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1994, 30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer died from the disease. Now, less than 20 years later that figure has now halved due to advances made possible through research.

However, one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime, and, on average, seven women are still dying of breast cancer every day. In other words, we still have a long way to go.

Our goal is to see zero deaths from breast cancer. This will be an incredible achievement, and one that is eminently possible through investment in research.

The next equally important step will be the prevention and cure of breast cancer. This will entail carrying out more vital research to better understand the molecular origins of the disease, and devise more effective and targeted treatments to tackle it.

Research is a long term endeavour - it can take up to 15 years for a discovery in the laboratory to reach the clinic where it can start saving lives. .

Some research will produce more immediate results, however for the most part the outcomes are expected well into the future.

This long-term vision highlights why a gift in your Will is such a unique opportunity to make a difference beyond your lifetime.

If this is a vision you share, then please consider leaving a gift to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in your Will, and help us work towards a future without breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Foundation Offices

Sharne Nicholls
02 8098 4848
sharne.nicholls@nbcf.org.au

National Breast Cancer Foundation,
Level 9, 50 Pitt Street, Sydney
New South Wales, 2000

ABN: 37144841707