Jan Brooks and Barbara Thorn, the founding members of our charity, cutting a cake for our 20th Anniversary in 2013.

Jan Brooks and Barbara Thorn founded our former charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer Isle of Man, in 1992.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer has now merged with Breast Cancer Campaign to form a new charity called Breast Cancer Now and so we are now Isle of Man Breast Cancer Now, with the Registered Charity Number 1200.

As Breakthrough Breast Cancer Isle of Man we raised an amazing £1,651,331.78 million pounds over those 23 years of operation.

During this time we campaigned for services here in the Isle of Man, raised funds, and raised awareness. We educated people at social groups and schools to teach others what they should be checking for – TLC – Touch Look and Check.

This work will continue as before, but under the new charity Breast Cancer Now.

About Breast Cancer Now

Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease.

We’re going to change that.

We’re Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity – and we’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

Our research work

If we are to meet our ambition that by 2050, everyone who gets breast cancer will live, then we need to make sure we fund the most impactful research.

Our research is focused on four key areas – risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer. We believe this approach to research will allow us to achieve our ambition and stop breast cancer taking lives.

Find out more about each area of research and the work we are doing on the main Breast Cancer Now website.