Charities collaborating on our Men Get Breast Cancer Too campaign!

We’re very proud to announce that a global group of charities is collaborating with Walk the Walk on our Men Get Breast Cancer Too campaign!

Walk the Walk has brought together a global group of charities, collaborating to spread awareness that Men Get Breast Cancer Too.

Working with Maggie’s, Tenovus Cancer Care, FACT, Penny Brohn, Action Cancer, CoppaFeel, Breast Cancer Now, Breast Cancer Haven and the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, our goal is to raise even more awareness across the world and to save lives.

In 2017, Walk the Walk recognised that there was very little awareness of male breast cancer and with the support of six men diagnosed with the disease, launched the Men Get Breast Cancer Too! campaign.

Over the last three years the campaign has gone from strength to strength, with the six men becoming nineteen. As the charities come together, the men’s voices will be heard even louder.

   

Read what all the charities had to say...

“It is an absolute privilege to work with these incredibly brave men, who have found the courage to speak out, with the hope that it will save lives. Their voice can be so much stronger if charities come together on this, and to see such a collaboration between charities is such a positive message in these challenging times.”

Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk

“We are delighted to be working with Walk and Walk and all other partner charities to raise awareness of breast cancer in men.  Our centres are for anyone living with cancer and see the fullest possible range of cancer types, ages and situations, but sadly not a lot of men with breast cancer.  I would love to see many more come through the doors of our centres and benefit from our professional practical, emotional and psychological support.”

- Dame Laura Lee,Chief Executive of Maggie’s

“In our work supporting cancer patients in the North East, we have only known two men who have had breast cancer. Sadly, both of them found out about their cancer too late and are no longer with us. Awareness of breast cancer in men is crucial and that is why FACT is delighted to support this campaign.”

Joanne Smith, Founder and Chief Executive of FACT (Fighting All Cancers Together) 

“Men in Wales get breast cancer, too. It can be a particularly lonely illness. Tenovus Cancer Care are therefore delighted to be working with Walk the Walk and others across the UK – not least a wonderful and pioneering group of men – to get the word out to save men’s lives. We can provide support and advice in Wales, so if you or someone you know is affected by male breast cancer, do get in touch.” 

- Judi Rhys, Chief Executive, Tenovus Cancer Care

Men get breast cancer too is such a crucial message. Giving men the confidence to speak up and find support is vital in the help to save more lives. We are thrilled to be partnering with Walk and Walk and all other partner charities to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. Penny Brohn UK is welcoming a growing number of men seeking emotional and practical support to help them live well with cancer. Anything we can do to encourage more men to check their chest and to seek help is invaluable."

Andrew Hufford, Commercial Director, Penny Brohn UK

“We are delighted to be partnering with Walk the Walk and the other cancer charities in this pan UK initiative to raise awareness of breast cancer in men. Action Cancer is passionate about breast cancer. We first introduced breast cancer screening for women in 1978, a lifesaving service that continues today, but one that is now supplemented by the provision of information, advice and an extensive range of therapeutic interventions for both women and men with the disease. We look forward, through this great collaborative initiative, to raising in Northern Ireland the awareness and profile of male breast cancer and to providing for men impacted by the disease the much needed psychological and physiological help required.”

- Gareth Kirk, CEO, Action Cancer

“Our mission is to ensure that all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly, which is why we are delighted to be a part of Walk the Walk's campaign to ensure that men are not excluded from the conversation. Whatever your gender, getting to know your body is important so you’re in the best position to notice any changes at an early stage, and see your doctor about it.”

Natalie Kelly, Chief Executive, CoppaFeel

“It is vital that all men are aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease, and know what to do should they notice a change. At Breast Cancer Now, we fund research into male breast cancer as well as providing trusted information to those affected by the disease. We are delighted to support this campaign and the nineteen men affected by breast cancer who are sharing their stories and experience as part of it. Anyone who has questions or concerns about male breast cancer can contact us for support and information.”

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now

“We are absolutely delighted to be joining Walk the Walk's Men Get Breast Cancer Too! campaign. Raising awareness of breast cancer in men is vital and we are thrilled to be collaborating with the other partner charities to get this important message out there. Breast Cancer Haven provides vital support to anyone affected by breast cancer, and we want men affected by the disease to know that we are here for them too. We want to do all we can to ensure men with breast cancer get the help and support they need.”

Sally Hall, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Haven​

“It is wonderful to work with Walk the Walk and fantastic that charities in the UK are also collaborating to raise even more awareness of male breast cancer. Educating people across America and the world that breast cancer does not discriminate and that Men Have Breasts Too! is what we are all about!”

Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition

Help us spread the word and download our 'Check your Chest' Poster and shout it from the rooftops... together we will make a difference!

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