This is what we are up against

In the past 10 years, breast cancer diagnoses in Australia have increased by 21%. Each day 57 people in Australia are diagnosed with breast cancer and 9 people lose their lives to this disease. Each death is one too many, and research is critical to better understand, prevent, detect, treat and stop breast cancer and ultimately save lives from the disease. 

Where your money goes

When you Step Up to Breast Cancer by completing 57km throughout August and raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), you're supporting world-class breast cancer research. Ongoing research is critical to better understand, prevent, detect treat and stop breast cancer and ultimately create a better future for the 57 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer every day.

The more we raise, the more research we can fund. We need your help to fund research into:   

Meet some of our NBCF-funded reserachers

In 2024 the NBCF awarded $13.5 million into 19 world-class research projects with a focus on understanding genetic drivers of breast cancer in young women, how technology can be used to improve breast cancer screening, and how breast cancer cells survive and spread informing better treatment options for some aggressive forms of breast cancer.  

Click below to meet some of our NBCF-funded researchers who have stepped up to the challenge to help us reach our goal of Zero Deaths from breast cancer.