Australian Breast Cancer Research is dedicated to supporting medical research focused on the prevention, detection, management and treatment of breast cancer. Ultimately, we want to reduce the impact that breast cancer has on Australian families. With 48 women diagnosed each day, breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to support both clinical and laboratory based research that is based at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research in Adelaide, South Australia.
Breast cancer research we support is translational in nature, which means that discoveries made in the labs are converted as quickly as possible into therapies that help people suffering with breast cancer.
Please be aware that Australian Breast Cancer Research does not participate in any face-to-face fundraising including doorknocking or at shopping centres. Donations can be made via mail, telephone (08 8445 2453) or on our website.
For every $1 you donate, we provide over $4 in grants to lifesaving breast cancer research.
This is because we are part of The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group. Our administration costs are covered by THRF’s commercial business activities (such as its lottery program), which also boosts our funds to research and patient care each year. You can feel proud knowing your donation makes an even bigger impact to the health and wellbeing of your community.
The audited financial statements of The Hospital Research Foundation can be viewed at http://www.hospitalresearch.com.au/about-us/financial-information/
Chances are you are very familiar with the pink ribbon; it has become synonymous around the world for helping to raise breast cancer awareness. Since its debut in the early 1990’s the ribbon has appeared in differing forms and shades of pink to help the breast cancer cause.
Our jigsaw inspired logo has been created to reflect the vast pieces of knowledge that have been gained about breast cancer through medical research so far. But to find the missing piece and complete the puzzle, medical research must continue so improved treatments, better health outcomes and ultimately a breast cancer cure can be found. That is why we, Australian Breast Cancer Research exists; to support this vital research. With your help we know we can eliminate breast cancer as a cause of suffering for Australian families.