Giving hope to those affected
by secondary breast cancer

Research. Support. Education.

Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.

We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.

Together we can Make 2nds Count.

Make 2nds Count is a patient and family focused charity dedicated to giving hope to women and men living with secondary breast cancer.

We strive to do this by raising awareness and funding medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Our community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.

Together we can Make 2nds Count.

 

Secondary breast cancer, also known as metastatic, advanced or stage IV breast cancer, is a cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. It occurs when the initial breast cancer cells (primary breast cancer) spread through the blood stream or lymphatic system to other parts of the body. 

Parts of the body affected are usually the bones, liver, lungs, brain or the skin. 

Secondary breast cancer can be treated but it cannot be cured. Treatments aim to control and slow down the disease to enable patients to have the best possible quality of life for as long as possible.

 

MAKE CHRISTMAS COUNT - BUY A BAUBLE OF HOPE

This year as part of our Christmas Campaign "Make Christmas Count" we are launching our Christmas Tree of Hope.

To add some sparkle to 2020 we are selling Christmas 'baubles of hope' to adorn our tree and have put together some great options so that everyone can get involved! 

For every bauble purchased a virtual bauble with your own message of remembrance or hope, will be visible for all to see, no matter where they are in the world on our virtual tree.

We are lucky enough to be working with the fabulous team at McLarens on the Corner where we have a glorious real tree and each bauble will be created and added to the Christmas Tree.


Choose your name to be printed

Choose your additional message for the virtual tree. This is an opportunity to show your support of a patient currently living with SBC or to remember a loved one whom you have lost. 

Receive your personalised bauble as a keepsake in the post in January.


 Thank you for helping us to Make Christmas Count!

HANG your bauble

Let Make 2nds Count Lift Your Spirits

Throughout lockdown we were able to lift the spirits of 100 secondary breast cancer patients who received their very own littlelifts chemotherapy boxes funded by us here at Make 2nds Count. 

These boxes have been filled with items specially selected to help those living with secondary breast cancer.  As a result of the success of the initial pilot of this support programme we are happy to let you know that we are funding another round of littlelifts boxes.

If you are a secondary breast cancer patient or know a patient who you think deserve a special treat, request your box

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26th Mar 2021

The Great Gatsby Gala Ball

Taking place in the beautiful grounds of Prestonfield House on the 26th March 2021, our second gala ball will be hosted by one of Scotland’s top comperes Grant Stott. The evening brings together the Scottish business and fundraising community for an evening of fine dining, live entertainment and fantastic auction prizes to raise much needed funds for essential research into incurable secondary breast cancer.

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Susan Beevers
20 days ago

How I Thrive: Susan

I’ve been reflecting on the situation I’m in and somewhat compelled by all the stuff I’m seeing during the pandemic about how difficult things are and how to stay positive.   I’m staying optimistic and grateful and enjoying life.   I choose to feel good and positive about it. Read more 

Ellie
39 days ago

How I Thrive: Ellie

My name is Ellie Frullini. Read more