Shine a Light When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, like Angela was, their whole world is turned upside down. They will likely undergo intensive treatment which can include major surgery, gruelling rounds of chemotherapy and radiotherapy followed by years of taking hormonal medication. These forms of cancer treatment take their toll physically, emotionally, financially, and in other aspects of daily life. For everyone affected, a diagnosis of breast cancer means living with uncertainty. Thankfully, most people in the UK won’t develop breast cancer. However, *1 in 7 women will. In your life, you will know somebody who will walk this path of fear and uncertainty. Because living with breast cancer means living with uncertainty. In a recent survey, 26% of women found the end of treatment the hardest part of breast cancer, with 90% feeling unready to move on when discharged from treatment. 53% said they struggle long term with anxiety and 31% with depression. Breast Cancer Haven shines a light during the dark times. Because we believe that nobody should have to face breast cancer alone. Help us throughout March and beyond, to provide our free therapeutic services to people affected by breast cancer who are feeling anxious and alone right now. Be part of the solution and help us to shine on. Text LIGHT to 70143 to donate £3 a month or use the donation form below to give a different amount, so that we can be there for people you care about. Do you need support? If you are in need of support, you can access our services whenever you need us. This could be before, during, or after your medical treatment for breast cancer. Please call us on 0300 012 0112 to speak to someone. What your donation means to Angela By choosing to make a regular donation you are helping people like Angela to cope with uncertainty. Regular, reliable income enables us to plan for the future. It helps us to develop dependable services so that we can continue shining a light for people like Angela and her family. Choosing to give in this way also means that you can manage your own finances in a predictable manner. So do please help us to remove some of the uncertainty that living with breast cancer brings by supporting us to be there for the people you care about. “Thanks to people like you, Breast Cancer Haven was there for me when I felt most alone” Please select a donation amount (required) £15 could help to run our drop-in sessions for women looking for advice and support £25 could help towards providing acupuncture to relieve pain £50 could help pay for a counselling session Other Set up a regular payment Donate Hear how Breast Cancer Haven has been there for people like Angela, Nicole, Claire, Fatima and Deborah throughout lockdown. Help us throughout March and beyond, to provide our free therapeutic services to people affected by breast cancer who are feeling anxious and alone right now. Our national development board Our national development board of benefactors are long term supporters of Breast Cancer Haven. To support our organisation through these challenging times the board secured the ad spend for this campaign and covered the creative costs of our first TV ad campaign. Thankfully, most people in the UK won’t develop breast cancer. However, *1 in 7 women will. *Lifetime risk estimates calculated by the Statistical Information Team at Cancer Research UK. Based on Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2016-based Life expectancies and population projections. Accessed December 2017, and Smittenaar CR, Petersen KA, Stewart K, Moitt N. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Projections in the UK Until 2035(link is external). Brit J Cancer 2016. T&Cs For text donations:Make sure you have the bill payer's permission. You must be aged 16+. We can currently only accept donations from UK mobiles. One-off donations are charged at £3 + standard rate. Monthly donations are charged at £3 + standard rate each month. We receive 95p per £1 donated.We will not use any data provided via text to donate to call you or text you regarding any other campaigns.