1 in 9 Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
At the time of the Trust's formation, there was very little breast cancer research funding available to support researchers in areas that would give them the intellectual freedom to investigate cutting edge research and breakthrough technology. Thanks to the Trust there is now both money and an approval process for breast cancer research that gives certainty to both the projects and the researchers who own those projects. Our patron is Trelise Cooper (pictured).
The Trust’s work continues to grow in importance, especially as breast cancer in New Zealand continues to grow at epidemic proportions – 5 years ago 1 in 10 women would be diagnosed, now the rate is 1 in 9.
But still, every day two women lose their battle against breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Cure is New Zealand’s only not-for profit organisation established solely to support research into breast cancer. We are committed to finding a cure to this disease by 2018. You can help simply by booking your hotel, motel or any other accommodation via Kiwi Karma.