Since its inception in 1986, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has invested over $360 million in breast cancer research, funding more than 1,400 scientific and community grants. They have also made investments in research, education, health promotion, support and information programs.
On February 1, 2017, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) joined forces. The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer.
Breast cancer is a complex disease that will affect 1 in 8 Canadian women during their lifetime. According to the latest statistics, it is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will die from the disease in 2017.
Wesbild is pleased to support the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to ensure that the best and brightest minds across the country continue to be dedicated to breast cancer research.