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World Breast Cancer Research Day

Help us spread awareness for World Breast Cancer Research Day - donate, volunteer and show your support for those affected by this disease.
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Mark your calendars for August 18 and join us in recognizing World Breast Cancer Research Day! This day was established to raise awareness about breast cancer research and the importance of early detection. Breast cancer is the second most common form of cancer in women worldwide, with over 2 million cases diagnosed each year. While progress has been made in treatments, there is still much work to be done to improve the outcomes for those living with this disease. Let's come together on August 18th to support and honor those affected by breast cancer and celebrate the strides that have been made in research.

History of World Breast Cancer Research Day

World Breast Cancer Research Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1895</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Mastectomy Surgery</div><div class='timeline-text'>Dr. William Halsted performed the first radical mastectomy, a major breakthrough in breast cancer treatment during the time.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Beginning of Chemotherapy</div><div class='timeline-text'>The use of chemotherapy to treat cancer patients began, providing a new method to combat breast cancer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Cancer Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The National Cancer Act was signed in the United States, significantly increasing funding for cancer research including breast cancer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Introduction of the Pink Ribbon</div><div class='timeline-text'>The pink ribbon was introduced as the international symbol for breast cancer awareness, furthering recognition of the disease.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>BRCA1 and BRCA2 Discovery</div><div class='timeline-text'>The discovery of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes revolutionized our understanding of genetic risk factors for breast cancer.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Personalized Medicine Advance</div><div class='timeline-text'>Advances in personalized medicine led to targeted therapies for specific types of breast cancer, innovating treatment options.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Breast Cancer Research Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Shop for a Cause</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Shop online or in store at participating retailers who are donating a portion of their proceeds to breast cancer research.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a Fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check your local events calendar for any fundraisers, such as races and walks, that are raising money for breast cancer research.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a Fundraiser</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family to host an event or fundraiser of your own. Have a bake sale, host a car wash, or create a trivia night.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Donate to Organizations</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Research local organizations that are dedicated to raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research, then make a donation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Spread the Word</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share breast cancer facts and stories through your social media channels to raise awareness about the cause.</p></div></div>

Why World Breast Cancer Research Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Raises awareness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Breast Cancer Research Day raises awareness about the importance of research into this disease. The more people are aware of the issue, the more likely it is that those affected by breast cancer will receive the financial and emotional support they need.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Promotes early detection & treatment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>By raising awareness about breast cancer on World Breast Cancer Research Day, we can help promote early detection and diagnosis. This in turn increases the chance of successful treatment for those affected.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Supports research</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Breast Cancer Research Day also helps to support and fund scientific research into this devastating disease. By investing in research, we can develop better treatments and perhaps one day find a cure.</p></div></div>

Unveiling 5 Facts about World Breast Cancer Research Day

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When is World Breast Cancer Research Day?

World Breast Cancer Research Day is celebrated on August 18 every year. In 2024, World Breast Cancer Research Day will fall on a Sunday.

World Breast Cancer Research Day Dates

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2023

Aug 18

Friday

2024

Aug 18

Sunday

2025

Aug 18

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2026

Aug 18

Tuesday

2027

Aug 18

Wednesday

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