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We're grabbing the opportunity to be part of the Life Begins 50+ Show at the Bournemouth International Centre on Sunday 23 March. We'll be there raising funds and awareness of the local services we offer in the Bournemouth area.

More than 300 people are diagnosed with breast...

In a creative new partnership, Scottish Premiership Football Club Partick Thistle aims to raise £38,000 for Breast Cancer Care Scotland selling exclusive seats in its newly branded and refurbished dugouts.

With the deal running until the end of the 2014-15 season, pitch-side...

Voyagers Luke Birch, 21, from Lincolnshire and Jamie Sparks, 22, from London last week (Monday 27 January) became the youngest pair to row the Atlantic Ocean. And they did it while raising over £300,000 for Breast Cancer Care, making them our biggest ever individual fundraisers.

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Eat well DVDDid you know that increasing your physical activity can...

November is traditionally a time for remembrance of those who have lost their lives serving their countries, and this year was no different with people all over the UK taking part in the two-minute silence on 11 November.

As we move into December there seems to be a rush of adverts...

Asda colleague Maxine Green was one of the models on the catwalk at our annual London fashion show at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 2 October.

Maxine joined the other women and men who have all had a diagnosis of breast cancer. The models were styled by fashion expert Hilary...

Five pence from every pack sold of Smint's new fruity and refreshing strawberry flavour is coming to us from Smint’s parent company Perfetti Van Melle.

The money will go towards ensuring we're able to provide the vital information and support...

A new partnership with Arena Racing Company

Arena Racing Company (ARC) is supporting us with an exciting series of Ladies Days and...

Three young women from Gibraltar - Bianca Daniell, Katherine Cassano and Wendy Cumming - are flying to Scotland in September to take part in the Breast Cancer Care Ben Nevis Challenge in loving memory of their friend Nancy.

They’ve made a great start with their training, and sponsorship...

A Strawberry Tea is the perfect excuse to catch up with loved ones this summer and indulge in a much-loved British tradition of tea and cake!

Last year Suzanne from West Yorkshire held a Strawberry Tea at her home. This followed her breast cancer diagnosis in...

In my job as Breast Cancer Care’s In Memory and Legacy Fundraising Officer, I've lost count of the times I've been told that the only certainty in life is death, yet it never ceases to amaze me how unprepared we are for this in the UK. It is almost a taboo subject.

But, as the coalition...

Eight hundred and seventy-four miles, one pink Rolls-Royce Ghost, the iconic FAB1 numberplate and a truly Fab Four: celebrity broadcasters Chris Evans, Professor Brian Cox and James May, and Take That band member Gary Barlow.

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Picture this: a sunny* day, the grounds of a beautiful stately home or castle, hundreds of people gathering to walk, and everyone rallying in support of people affected by breast cancer. That's our Pink Ribbonwalk. If you want to be part of this inspiring event then we have some great news. You...

The 16-year partnership between Breast Cancer Care and Asda has been truly groundbreaking. We are absolutely thrilled to announce that their campaign, Tickled Pink, which raises money for Breast Cancer Campaign and Breast Cancer Care, has now raised over £30...

Fantastic news – we’ve been shortlisted to become Deloitte’s charity partner for 2013-16!

We need your help to win this life-changing partnership. If you work at Deloitte, please vote for us and help half a million people to move forward with life after a diagnosis of the UK’s most common...

It’s been a busy few weeks for the team working on the Ben Nevis Challenge with nearly 50 people signed up already, support packs sent and coaches booked.

We’ve also been looking over photos from the past few years, which has made us look forward even more to the 2013 event.

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On Mothers' Day this year 137 people across the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That includes mothers, grandmothers and daughters.

We want to be there for each and every person affected by breast cancer. But we can't do this without raising vital funds.

You can support...

Imagine standing at the top of Ben Nevis looking over the beautiful Western Highlands – magnificent!

Now imagine it again, this time thinking about all the people affected by breast cancer you could help by getting there. The dream becomes even more amazing.

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Well there it was, one of the most successful years of UK sport that we're likely to see in our lifetime.

From British Tour de France success to...

Our services supporting people living with secondary breast cancer have received a tremendous boost in the form of a £50,000 award from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity.

Secondary breast cancer is when the primary cancer cells spread to another part of the body. It is incurable but,...

This year more than 340 supporters have taken on a challenge in the UK or overseas for Breast Cancer Care. Together they've raised over £400,000 – an absolutely fantastic amount.

Here are a few highlights from the year, along with our hopes that you'll be inspired to take on a challenge...

If you thought you'd missed your chance at tickets for One Direction at the O2 Arena London in February, think again.

We've managed to get our hands four tickets for the evening show on Sunday 24 February 2013, all seated together in block 102, row J. And we're auctioning them to the...

Breast Cancer Care is imploring supporters to take action by pulling on their walking boots and challenging themselves to a 10 or 20 mile Pink Ribbonwalk during May and June 2013.

With five beautiful walks to choose from in...

Give as you live

OK, here's the deal, shop online with Amazon, Tesco, Gap, lastminute.com and many other outlets, and a percentage of what you spend will come straight to Breast Cancer Care, at no extra cost to you.

So, for example, buy a book from a particpating online store and...

Today I realised that it’s less than five months until about 37,000 people are pounding the streets of our capital city for the 26.2 miles of the Virgin London Marathon. It feels like only yesterday that we were lining the course cheering people on for the 2012 event.

Now we’re...

Breast Cancer Care’s Tour de Law, a virtual office-based cycle race from London to Paris in October, was two days full of excitement, tension and fun.

Six law firms raced against each other on static bikes and the competition was so fierce that most had completed the challenge on the...

ASDA’s groundbreaking Tickled Pink campaign, launched in 1996, has raised a phenomenal £29 million to date! All this money has gone directly to help people across the UK affected by breast cancer, both now and in the future.

This year ASDA is aiming to raise another £3.5...

Over the past few days thousands of hopeful marathon runners will have found out whether they will be on the starting line for the 2013 Virgin London Marathon.

If you have a place, congratulations; if not, you're...

Thank you one and all!

It was our 16th annual fashion show on Wednesday, and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this incredible day: our dedicated volunteers; our generous guests; the companies who contributed their time, expertise and some fabulous prizes;...

The Show London is taking place on 3 October… which is tomorrow! We're as excited as we are busy, printing last-minute place cards and double checking the clothes. Anyone who has ever been to The Show will know why we're thrilled.

For anyone going tomorrow, it's time to get glammed...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month began today, so we've rounded up seven ways you can join in. Share your stories, raise money, watch our videos or just go shopping, it's simple.

If you'd like to hear more updates like this one, you can ...

Lights, cameras, The Show!

The Breast Cancer Care offices are full of racks of clothes, celebrity agents are ringing in and stories popping up in the news around the country. It can only mean one thing, The Show is here...

Superstar Geri Halliwell is performing at our evening fashion show on Wednesday 3 October, we're delighted to announce. Our patron Geri will be treating the audience to a number of old favourites along with the first live performance of her new material.

The Breast Cancer Care...

This year we've asked people all over the country to host Strawberry Teas.

What makes a Strawberry Tea? To be honest, almost anything. You could be in your garden, at work, in a field with friends, colleagues or family, or all of the above. Just as long as you involve some strawberries...

We’re pleased to announce a 'very important date'....

At Breast Cancer Care we’ve been gripped by the Olympics. If Laura Trott and Chris Hoy have made you dig out you bicycle and start pedalling, then why not do it to raise money for people affected by breast cancer? We almost have more bike-based events than the velodrome itself, so here are just...

In the early hours of Saturday morning I stood in Brighton, pink cheering sticks in hand, waiting for the arrival of our moonriders. Our cyclists pedalled through the night – and the rain – to reach the coast. Given the dismal weather, it was all the more impressive that so many fundraisers...

The creators of moonride, action challenge, injected something new into the 100km cycle from London to Brighton – darkness! Tomorrow, after the sun has set, adventurous cyclists will leave the city for the coast, aiming to arrive between 5am and 11am on Sunday morning.

Cycling in large...

The Pink Ribbonwalk team here at Breast Cancer Care has stopped rushing about all over the office (and the country for that matter!), which can only mean one thing – the last Pink Ribbonwalk took place at the weekend and the non-stop preparation is over, for this year.

We’d like to say a...

What an incredible start to Bike Week 2012 – seven Breast Cancer Care supporters cycled into Paris on Saturday. They started last Wednesday in Greenwich, London, and covered over 80 miles a day to reach their destination. From gruelling to beautiful, the ride saw them take on the South Downs,...

Nick Hennessey and six other Breast Cancer Care supporters have taken on the challenge of cycling from London to Paris while raising money to support people affected by breast cancer.

It's the third day of their trip, and things are going rather well. Nick tweeted us the following updates...

Seven cyclists are currently on their way to Paris. They started off in London yesterday morning and they've already made it to France. What makes them so great, aside from biking abilities that put most of us to shame, is that they are raising money for Breast Cancer Care every step — or...

London to Paris sounds pretty simple – you hop on a train and you’re there within a couple of hours. But our fundraisers have a different tactic – they’re travelling the distance by bike and raising money for Breast Cancer Care all the way.

Since they’re cycling around 80 miles a day...

Our Pink Ribbonwalkers took on Petworth House on Saturday 26 May! The 10 and 20-mile walkers enjoyed the glorious sunshine and early summer weather, which made the day very special, if not a little sweaty too!

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We are gearing up for this weekends Edinburgh Marathon Festival, where we have over 200 fantastic runners joining team Breast Cancer Care, taking part in everything from a 5k to a full marathon. We are so proud to have such dedicated runners as part of our...

This weekend we watched over 700 people walk the 10 and 20 mile routes around Blenheim Palace – we couldn’t be more proud of all they have achieved, so we thought we’d share some photos from the day.

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We’re pleased to announce that the Breast Cancer Care teams in Scotland are now on Twitter.

The @BCCareScot feed will focus specifically on the issues and events that relate to Scotland; Detect...

We'd like to offer heartfelt and thoroughly deserved congratulations to every one of the 833 runners who completed the Virgin London Marathon for Breast Cancer Care and TeamPB this weekend! The streets of London were awash with pink and blue as our staff and volunteers cheered and supported...

There is only one month to go until the start of the 2012 Virgin London Marathon and this year Breast Cancer Care has teamed up with the Prostate Cancer Charity to be the joint official charity for the race on 22 April. Jointly, we are calling ourselves TeamPB.

We now have more than 800...

On Sunday 15 April, thousands of runners will take to the seaside for the Brighton Marathon. Growing in popularity each year, 2012 will mark the marathon’s fourth anniversary. It looks set to play host to more than 18,000 runners, all keen...

Last night Cardiff City Hall played host to Breast Cancer Care’s Cardiff fashion show. The event saw 19 courageous women (and one very brave man) take to the catwalk, each with one thing in common – a diagnosis of breast cancer.

The champagne was flowing as guests mingled with one another...

The Renaissance photography competition closes for entries this Sunday (4 March) so send your entries in now to be in with a chance of winning!

All proceeds from the competition go to Breast Cancer...

Today at our Cardiff office we're celebrating St David’s Day and preparing for one of our flagship events – The Show Cardiff which takes place on Wednesday 7 March. If you wanted to attend the Welsh fashion show but didn’t manage to get...

We have a limited number of guaranteed places for the 2012 Brighton Marathon on 15 April. To join Team Breast Cancer Care sign up before Monday 27 February. And if you quote BCCFEB, you'll have a chance of winning a pair of Oakley Sunglasses worth £80...

Tickets are still available for Asda’s ‘Girls’ Night Out’ charity concert this Thursday at the O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire in London.

X Factor winners Little Mix are the latest in a line of UK pop stars who have signed up to perform and this will be their largest live concert performance...

The Renaissance photographic competition is now live and open to everyone – both amateur and professional photographers. All proceeds from the competition go to Breast Cancer Care's Lavender Trust, supporting young women...

The Saundersfoot New Year’s Day Swim is an event that continues to grow year after year with more than 1,300 people taking part in 2011.

A number of charities benefit from the swim and Breast Cancer Care has received more than £6,000 in the last five years.

Sheila Ralph, a Breast...

The search is now on for models to take part in next year's annual Glasgow and London Breast Cancer Care fashion shows!...

We are very excited to announce that the Pink Ribbonwalk 2012 has now launched with a brand new fifth venue! Next year the Pink Ribbonwalk will not only be travelling to Scone Palace, Blenheim Palace, Petworth House, Cholmondeley Castle but...

The cast of Hollyoaks held their Pink Friday Zumbathon for Breast Cancer Care on Monday 24 October!

Jessica Fox, who plays Nancy in the soap and is a keen Breast Cancer Care supporter, has recently qualified as a Zumba instructor. She persuaded 16 cast members of Hollyoaks, including Nick...

We are delighted to announce that mum and daughter duo from The Only Way is Essex, Lydia Rose Bright and Debbie Douglas will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Care at Westfield Stratford City’s Pink Friday today....

We are excited to announce that Westfield Stratford City is holding a massive Pink Friday for us on Friday 28 October. It’s even more special since Breast Cancer Care has been...

It's already the middle of October and many of you held a Pink Friday for Breast Cancer Care. If you haven't done it yet, don't worry – you can still sign...

Make sure you’re tuned in to QVC tonight at 7pm to watch a three-hour broadcast of Be Aware, Show You Care in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The live show will feature a huge range of beauty, jewellery, accessory and homeware products including a Bare Escentuals In The Pink Kit, a...

We are not even half way through October and, already, so much has happened – and there is still a lot more to come!

Our fashion shows in London and Glasgow both proved to be a huge...

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate partners, there are lots of great products on sale this month to support...

The catwalk show has started! Here are a few pictures of the day so far... and there will be plenty more to come! 

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The pink carpet is out and the stage is set!

We're currently backstage at Park Lane's Grosvenor House Hotel where in a few hours the 15th Breast Cancer Care’s London fashion show will...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and over the coming four weeks we will be using this blog to keep you updated with the latest news, events, videos and information.

From fashion shows...

Even though it’s not October yet, we officially got Pink Fridays season under way by holding a party in our London office. Watch the video to see what we got up to! If you still haven’t signed up for...

Carols by Candlelight – tickets on sale now!

We are pleased to announce that tickets to Carols by Candlelight are on sale now. So join us on Monday 5 December at St. Paul’s Church in...

Today we open our new website to the public and we'd like to welcome everyone to the latest incarnation of www.breastcancercare.org.uk, whether you are old friends or new visitors.

We know it can sometimes take a while to find your way...

BBC Online today ran a feature on Breast Cancer Care supporter, John Killingworth, who is hoping to raise a fantastic £50,000 for us by taking on the Antarctic.

John, 40, will be competing in...

Smint has launched a refreshing new 2 in 1 raspberry and lemon flavour variant with 5p from every pack sold going...

 We would like to say a huge thank you to our friends at Asda who’ve recently completed a cycle ride from London to Paris, raising £67,000 for...

Everyone at Breast Cancer Care, Santander and woman&home would like to say good luck to all of our Blenheim Palace Pink Ribbonwalkers, who will set off on their 10 or 20 mile fundraising walks tomorrow morning (21 May).

Known as ‘Britain’s greatest palace’, the World Heritage...

Join us with your friends and family for a Sunday morning walk, run or jog in the heart of Bristol or Newcastle to help raise vital funds to support people living with breast cancer.

Newcastle 5-Mile Challenge...

Carols by Candlelight 2010

The festive season began...