Sir Bobby Robson was an inspirational man and the memory of him has driven this remarkable fundraising effort. Everyone who supports this event can be sure their money will be spent trying to find new cancer treatments to fight this terrible disease. There is much more to be done but with the public’s support we can achieve a future free from the fear of breast cancer.
A message of thanks from Chris Askew,
Chief Executive of Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Thank you for supporting Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Auction and Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Ball.
This is a remarkable fundraising effort driven by the memory of an inspirational man – former Ipswich Town, Newcastle and England manager Sir Bobby Robson.
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is more than a name. It’s a force. A force of thousands of people across the UK working together with a single-minded ambition to stop women dying from breast cancer.
We will achieve this by finding new treatments, discovering the causes, promoting early detection and ensuring the best possible care for women diagnosed with the disease.
Our breakthroughs are made by funding 25% of the breast cancer research in the UK, campaigning to ensure survival rates are among the best in the world and educating all women to recognise the signs and symptoms of the disease. The breakthroughs are also made possible by some of the best scientists in the field who work in our Research Centre and Research Units in Manchester and King’s College, London.
Our work is only possible due to the generosity of the public – all the money we receive is donated. We need to raise £20 million a year and, with commitment and support, we’re confident that we can stop women dying from some types of breast cancer within the next ten years. Within 20 years, this could also be true of most kinds of breast cancer. The only thing that can stop this happening is lack of funds.
Everyone who supports Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Online Auction and Sir Bobby’s Breakthrough Ball can be certain that their money will be going to great charities and hospitals making a difference to people affected by cancer.