Make 2nds Count is a UK patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.
We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease also known as metastatic breast cancer.
The average life expectancy of a secondary breast cancer patient once diagnosed is between two and three years. It is estimated that approximately 12,000 people a year die from the disease. There is no cure.
Make 2nds Count’s mission is to fund secondary breast cancer research which contributes to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Research dedicated to better understanding secondary breast cancer is vital to save lives and develop new treatments that are personalised to be most effective for each and every patient. On average only 5-9% of funding allocated to breast cancer in the UK is focused on secondary breast cancer even though it is the only form of the disease which is incurable. This needs to change.
Patients and families are the heart of Make 2nds Count. Living with a secondary breast cancer diagnosis is both mentally and physically gruelling for patients and those closest to them. With a focus on quality of life, our support programme helps patients and families affected by this incurable disease by informing, sharing and offering practical advice & support.
We are delighted to be working alongside Beautiful Events and Productions and Zoe Tyler International as charity partner for the Lunch & Laughs Live Tour!
For further information on Make 2nds Count please visit our website www.make2ndscount.co.uk or follow us on social media @make2ndscount