Breast cancer charity aims to raise £1m this weekend

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Breast cancer charity aims to raise £1m this weekend

Future Dreams will use crucial funds to continue support to the community and beyond

Louisa Walters is Features Editor at the Jewish News and specialises in food and travel writing

Amanda Hanison
Amanda Hanison

Future Dreams, the charity dedicated to supporting those with breast cancer,  is hoping to raise £1m in a 36-hour fundraising appeal this weekend (Sunday 19 and Monday 20 May).

The charity founded by Jewish mother and daughter, the late Sylvie Henry and late Danielle Leslie, both diagnosed with breast cancer, is committed to ensuring that no one faces breast cancer alone or without hope. This year Future Dreams will support more than 2,000 individuals touched by breast cancer rising to 5,000 per year by 2027.

One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Future Dreams House in Kings cross is the only dedicated breast cancer centre in the UK offering in-person and online support

Future Dreams House in Kings Cross

This weekend’s Let’s Nail Breast Cancer appeal aims to raise more than £1million to advance breast cancer research, improve patient care, and provide vital support services to those touched by the disease.

Ashkenazi Jews have a higher risk of developing breast cancer due to the increased incidence of the BRCA gene, which can be hereditary.  Future Dreams’ monthly Jewish Community Meet-Up offers a safe space for all those touched by breast cancer to meet, support each other, and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.  Led by Support & Awareness Ambassador Amanda Hanison, the meet-up is free to attend and kosher refreshments are provided.

Future Dreams founders Danielle Leslie and Sylvie Henry

Let’s Nail Breast Cancer champion Susan says “I would have been lost without Future Dreams. Due to current pressures, medical teams don’t always have time to talk but people at Future Dreams do. Future Dreams House is a safe place to talk – about cancer and what we go through – with people who’ve been through it.”

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