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
call 416-596-6773 x260