New Partnership With Breast Cancer Care

Thu 18th August 2016

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has helped the Rangers Charity Foundation announce its new National Charity Partner Breast Cancer Care Scotland.  The Foundation has pledged to raise £25,000 for the charity this season, with £15,000 going towards its Helpline and a further £10,000 funding two of Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Moving Forward’ courses.

Danny Wilson commented, “We’ve had a fun launch today for what is a very serious issue.  I’m sure there are thousands of Rangers fans out there who have been affected by breast cancer, either directly or via a family member or friend.

“I know the fans will get behind the Foundation as always and do everything they can to make this partnership a huge success.”

Breast Cancer Care Scotland is the only Scotland-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer, helping thousands of people every day find a way to live with, through and beyond breast cancer.

Moving Forward is a specialist course for individuals who have had a breast cancer diagnosis within the last two years and provides information, support and professional guidance on how to cope with, and adjust to, life after treatment.   

The courses include talks from psychologists and dieticians, providing expert guidance and also features discussions around adjusting and adapting after a breast cancer diagnosis, managing the on-going side effects of treatment and breast awareness after surgery.  It is invaluable in helping people affected by cancer approach life after treatment with more confidence.

Rona Grierson, Community Fundraising Manager with Breast Cancer Care commented: “It’s vital that Breast Cancer Care’s services remain free; they’re a lifeline to people diagnosed with breast cancer.

“With the fabulous support of Rangers fans we can be there for more people whenever they need us.“

Breast Cancer Care’s free Helpline (0808 800 6000) is there for anyone who wants to talk about either breast health or breast cancer and all calls are answered by specialist nurses or experienced helpline staff.  The charity also runs an ‘Ask the Nurse’ email service for support.

Whatever the worry, the Helpline is a confidential way to find information about breast cancer and the support on offer.  Breast Cancer Care welcomes calls not just from those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis but also their family and friends, who may also need support. 

Rangers Charity Foundation Director Connal Cochrane commented: “We’re delighted to launch this new initiative with Breast Cancer Care and we hope we can not only raise valuable funds for the charity but also assist with spreading important messages about issues such as early detection.

“Breast Cancer Care wants to make sure every person affected by breast cancer gets the best treatment, support and information.”

“We’re committed to helping them achieve that vision in Scotland and I’m sure our supporters will be behind us all the way.”

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