Dame Sarah Storey DBE
Boot Out Breast Cancer is a charity very close to my heart as it is thanks to early diagnosis that my Mum had her breast cancer treated successfully in 2004 and 2005. Every year we all know someone who has their life affected by a breast cancer diagnosis and thankfully the earlier the disease is detected the better. Being able to support a charity that raises funds for this vital diagnostic equipment is very important. Debbie and her team work so hard and it is my privilege to be working with them.
For Boot Out Breast Cancer Sarah throughout 2014 cycled with a team in support of Boot Out Breast Cancer and helping to raise awareness of our mission and fundraising goals. She also unvieled the new DigniCap systeam for the Leighton NHS Hospital in Crewe.
Alan Shearer OBE
I am delighted to be a patron of Debs’ charity Boot Out Breast Cancer I have a wife and two teenage daughters and realise the importance that the early diagnosis of breast cancer is key. The charity is run entirely by volunteers so I encourage you to dig deep and support this wonderful charity. I would like to wish you all a wonderful evening
For Boot Out Breast Cancer Alan has supported fundraising events year after year, helping to raise money for the charity.
Andy Burnham Mayor of Greater Manchester
I have seen in my own constituency the difference that Boot Out Breast Cancer is making. Women in Wigan and Leigh worried about breast cancer now have access to the most up-to-date equipment thanks to the support that Boot Out Breast Cancer has given to our local NHS. I am proud to give them my support and, with yours, they will be able to help more mums, sisters and daughters fight this terrible disease.
For Boot Out Breast Cancer Andy unveiled the upgraded equipment for the South Lancashire NHS Breast Screening Service worth £85,000.
Professor Andrew Baildam
It is both an honour and privilege to become a Patron and medical advisor to Boot Out Breast Cancer. Breast cancer is such a common diagnosis and affects not just individuals but so many families, friends and loved ones. We have seen huge advances in understanding, diagnosis and cure rates over the last 10 years but there is still so much to do and learn. I was appointed Professor of Breast and Oncoplastic Surgery at Barts, London in 2011, after consulting at The Christie and South Manchester hospitals for two decades. I trained in surgical oncology and plastic and reconstructive breast surgery at a time when cross-specialty training was radical. My MD thesis research was jointly between the Christie and the Middlesex, London, on the molecular biology of breast cancer.
I have been at the centre of developments in breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction over the last years and have published a large number of peer reviewed papers, chapters and articles, and lecture internationally. I innovated risk reducing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction for women at high personal risk, such as BRCA 1/2 gene mutation carriers, have trained many oncoplastic surgeons and have extensive experience in breast reconstruction.
My professional life is divided between Manchester and London, with the majority of my time now again in Manchester. I have learnt that the most precious things to celebrate are relationships and life itself. I congratulate Debbie Dowie and the BOBC executive for their fabulous efforts and wish them every continuing success.