All normal cells grow and divide. But cancer cells grow without limit. They divide without stopping. They change and they spread, invading healthy tissues. And all too often, they’re lethal.
Breast cancer kills more than 40,000 women and men in the U.S. every year. It separates us from our dreams, and cuts short the lives we hoped to share with families, friends and loved ones.
But there’s a solution.
The answer to something that divides us is to unite.
At BCRF, we unite around research, the only way we’ll achieve a future beyond breast cancer. We fund collaborative research, letting the finest minds in the field advance their best ideas and build on each other’s discoveries.
That research will be what stops cancer from dividing—and it’s already delivering. The innovative work BCRF funds is improving care and transforming lives every day. That means longer lifespans, shorter hospital stays and less suffering.
But that research relies on us all. Each and every one of us has a critical role to play in ending breast cancer: Scientists. Patients. Caregivers. Donors. Families.
Friends. Communities. You.
It’s time we all find our passionate purpose because unless we each do our part, we’ll have to live with these facts:
Every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer
246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer were diagnosed in women in 2015
This year 40,890 women and 440 men will die from breast cancer
But it doesn’t have to be that way—not if each of us can see that we’re all in this together.
Together we are strong. Through our shared determination and our undivided focus, we can be the end of cancer. It will take more research. Better science.
Faster treatment. But we can make it happen if we’re united in our purpose.
Until the number of deaths from breast cancer is zero, we will not stop. Until cancer no longer divides, we will unite. The end of cancer begins with us—together.