The Breast Cancer Society of Canada, (BCSC) is a registered, national non-profit charity dedicated to saving lives through breast cancer research. We raise money to fund patient-focused research for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.
The Breast Cancer Society of Canada was established in 1991 by Lawrence and Kay Greenaway, in memory of their daughter Pam who died of breast cancer at 38 years old. They positively transformed their deep loss into a mission to raise money to fund research to cure this devastating disease.
BCSC receives no government funding – all of our research is funded through the generosity of our donors.
will develop breast cancer in her lifetime
It is estimated during this year:
Survival Rates are Improving
Thanks in part to research, the breast cancer death rate has been declining since the mid-1980s. 87% of females and 79% of males are surviving more than 5 years following their diagnosis. This reduction in death rates likely reflects the impact of screening and improvements in treatment for breast cancer.