Breakthrough Breast Cancer was founded in 1989 by Bill Freedman and his children.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breakthrough Breast CancerBreakthrough Breast Cancer was founded in 1989 by Bill Freedman and his children. His wife, the actress Toby Robins, died from breast cancer in 1986.

Bill wanted something positive to come from her death, by finding a cure, or better, a means of prevention. To achieve this, a new approach was needed. Bill then met Professor Barry Gusterson of the Institute of Cancer Research. To make a real impact on the disease a co-ordinated programme of research was needed, concentrating some of the best scientists under one roof. So Breakthrough Breast Cancer was born.

They launched in 1991 and their initial target was £15 million, the sum needed to establish the first dedicated breast cancer research centre in the UK, at the Institute of Cancer Research.  The message was one of hope - that, through research, breast cancer would be beaten.

Breakthrough is about fighting breast cancer through research and awareness.  On the main web site you can get all the latest news about breast cancer and Breakthrough, find details of their major campaigns and fundraising events, and discover all sorts of ways that you can help to achieve the vision of a future free from the fear of breast cancer.

Breakthrough registered address:

Breakthrough Breast Cancer
6th Floor Kingsway House
103 Kingsway
London WC2B 6QX

Tel: 020 7405 5111
Fax: 020 7831 3873

Visit our main web site for more information

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