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CANADIAN BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION

January 22, 2015

BREAST CANCER IN CANADA

  •  Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause.
  • In 2014, it is estimated that 24,400 women and 210 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that 5,000 women and 60 men will die from the disease.
  • 1/3 of breast cancers can be prevented.
  •  If a women lives to age 90 she has a 1 in 9 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. The current 5 year survival rate is 87%.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation allocates funds to high-quality research and community grants across the country. The Foundation funds initiatives that support and advocate for: relevant and innovative research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer.

There are many ways to support the cause – by participating in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, volunteering for the Foundation, making a general or annual donation, or by purchasing products that support the Foundation. This October, you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national volunteer-based organization dedicated to a vision of creating a future without breast cancer. The Foundation works collaboratively to fund, support, and advocate for: relevant and innovative breast cancer research; meaningful education and awareness programs; early diagnosis and effective treatment; and a positive quality of life for those living with breast cancer. Since its inception, the Foundation has invested over $170 million towards innovative research, education and awareness programs.

For more information:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

visit www.cbcf.org

call 416-596-6773 x260

To Donate:

www.cbcf.org/central/GetInvolved/Donate/Pages/default.aspx

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