The Foundation

Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation is a non-profit charity, number 1153107 registered in England and Wales by the Charities Commission, the UK government department that registers and regulates charities. The Foundation was set up to help improve breast cancer treatment and care for all women living and working in the Middle East.

 What We Do

The Foundation offers financial support to women in certain countries of the Middle East, who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, access life-saving surgery and treatment when they are unable to afford these costs. We also aim to offer financial support to hospitals and centres for equipment and staffing so that they can improve their standards of breast cancer treatment.

 Who We Help

We help women living and working in the Middle East regardless of nationality and socioeconomic status, access breast cancer services. We are very fortunate to receive donations and support from across the globe from individuals, groups and companies that share our objectives and vision of trying to improve breast cancer treatment and care for women.

Get Involved



There are many reasons why people support our work.

What will your reason be?

In awareness of...

In support of...

In memory of...

Other ways to donate

Donate from wherever you are in the world in a range of currencies using one of the methods below. If you are a UK taxpayer, remember to add GiftAid if you are donating via JustGiving. Adding GiftAid means that we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give and it won’t cost you any extra.

 

If you are organising an event or taking part in an event you can support us by setting up a fundraising page through JustGiving.

 

Your gift will help us save lives, improve treatment and care for women fighting breast cancer and, will help support education and awareness.

 

Your gift will offer hope.

 

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Participate

There are various projects, events and programmes organised by or on behalf of the Breast Cancer Arabia Foundation that support our work and objectives.

 

From helping to fund mammogram screening programmes in Egypt, or  supporting patient treatment in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, or helping to fund medical supplies for breast cancer centres or supporting awareness programmes in countries of the Middle East, the Foundation wants to be able to do more to increase the detection of, and treatment and care of breast cancer for women.

 

So get involved and support a project, (or as many as you like). You could also get your family and friends involved, or support in memory of someone.


Find projects and programmes

Can you make a difference?

Being diagnosed with breast cancer is not a death sentence. However women in the Middle East face many challenges that influence their chances of survival and in many cases their diagnosis is a death sentence.

 

Some of these challenges include, not being able to afford treatment, not having access to the right information and being under the care of inexperienced, unspecialised and sometimes unscrupulous doctors.

 

By getting involved you will be helping to support women living and working in the Middle East, regardless of nationality, access breast cancer services and be helping us to improve treatment and care.


Make a difference today

Video: "Walking With You" written and directed by Vasilis Billy Blioumis in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month starring Hana Abu Lughod alongside Dubomedy’s Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione.

Create awareness


Help create breast cancer awareness and reduce the stigma associated with the disease within certain communities. Breast cancer has become the most common malignant disease among Arab women. It also appears in Arab women on average at least 10 years earlier than it does in women in Europe or the United States. Additionally, when the disease is first discovered, Arab women are found to have a more advanced stage of the disease with larger tumours.


You can also help to raise awareness for breast cancer patients and understanding their psychological needs when going through treatment.

Who we help

The aims and objectives of the Foundation are set out as:

 

TO PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF HEALTH BY:

 

A) PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR WOMEN TO ACCESS BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

 

B) PROVIDING FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO BREAST CANCER TREATMENT CENTRES AND ORGANISATIONS FOR EQUIPMENT AND STAFFING

 

C) PROVIDING OTHER SUPPORT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE TREATMENT AND CARE OF BREAST CANCER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

 

Our main focus is the provision of financial support to enable women to access breast cancer services, surgery and treatment and with the help of regional partners we aim to reach as many of these women as possible. We do not provide financial support for surgery and treatment for women who are entitlement to free treatment under their country's national healthcare systems.