Pink Ribbon Foundation
The Pink Ribbon Foundation is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.
The facts are harsh:
- Breast Cancer is now the most common cancer in women in the UK. Recent information shows that a womans risk of developing breast cancer has risen to one in eight.
- In 2008 in the UK, almost 47,700 women were diagnosed with breast cancer, that's around 125 per day.
- Female breast cancer incident rates have increased by around 25% over the last 25 years.
- 277 men were also diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK in 2007.
- But the good news is that breast cancer survival rates have been improving. In the 70's five out of ten women survived the disease beyond five years, now it's more than eight out of ten.
There are a large number of such charities in the UK, each as deserving as the next. Many of the charities supported are the smaller ones, which operate on a shoestring.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation has very little infrastructure. It relies on the hard work given by Trustees, interested parties and its Patrons. This is done in order to maximise the amount, which goes to the charities that benefit from the funds raised.
The Foundation is impartial and is committed to bringing together individuals, charities and organisations to fight this terrible disease together. Every year the Foundation invites charities concerned with breast cancer to apply for grants from the money raised. Operating in this way allows the Foundation to help charities both large and small - many of the small organisations rely on donations such as these to keep them going. We intend to continue to do this. Any charity concerned with Breast Cancer is entitled to apply for a grant.