Friday, 1 August 2014

Breast Cancer unit receives donation of £15,000

The Breast Cancer team at Crosshouse Hospital has received a whopping donation of £15,000 from the charity Breast Foot Forward.

The money was raised by volunteers who took part earlier this year in a sponsored Twilight Walk through Dundee. Last year the charity donated £12,000 to the Breast Cancer unit at Crosshouse.

Philippa Whitford, Consultant Breast Surgeon with NHS Ayrshire & Arran, said, “We are extremely grateful to the Breast Foot Forward charity for this wonderful donation. It will be used towards the improvements we are making to our facilities for patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.”

Breast Foot Forward is a non-profit-making charity set up to raise money to improve the standard of breast cancer treatment and research in Scotland. The charity doesn’t pay salaries or expenses, which, a representative explained, “helps to keep administration costs as low as possible, so money goes to where it is really needed”.

The spokesperson added, “So many wonderful advances have taken place in the treatment of breast cancer but much has still to be achieved - we try to help the work being done in the field and we are especially interested in supporting exciting new developments.

“The money we raise stays in Scotland and supports the work done here by our excellent institutions.”

To help Breast Foot Forward or for more information, visit the charity’s web site here.

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