Breast cancer organizations form new agreement to raise funds for research

October 14, 2015

???Breast cancer knows no boundaries and together, we will be working on cooperative marketing projects as we create opportunities for research, education and awareness programs across our borders,??? Fleming said. ???This relationship brings access and additional resources to both organizations and increases the momentum of the global breast cancer movement. There is much to share regarding how we raise funds, educate and affect greater change.???

In Canada, over 22,000 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 5,400 will die from it. Breast cancer will strike 200,000 women and men and kill more than 40,000 in the United States this year alone. Breast cancer mortality rates in both countries, however, have steadily declined, by 30 percent since 1986 in Canada and by about two percent each year since 1990 in the United States, a figure attributed to more education, improved early detection and more effective treatments in both countries. Worldwide, more than 1.3 million women and men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and 465,000 will die from it.

Source: Susan G. Komen for the Cure? and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation