M2C champions at Parliment

2 years on

Looking back at the 29th May 2018, it's hard to believe that Make 2nds Count is 2 years old! I will never forget my husband Euan's reaction when I turned to him mid-chemotherapy in 2017 and told him that I wanted to make a change and set up a charity to fund research for secondary breast cancer. Read more 

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The essential restart of clinical trials to give secondary breast cancer patients hope

It has been widely reported in the last week that in the UK recruitment to clinical trials for cancer including secondary breast cancer have been stopped because of Covid-19. As a result, many stage 4 patients are missing out on potentially life-saving access to drugs that could keep them alive for longer. Read more 


Giving Hope: Make 2nds Count Coronavirus Crisis Appeal

Make 2nds Count launches Covid-19 Hardship Fund and new community services to support secondary breast cancer patients during the crisis. Edinburgh based charity shines the spotlight on the impact of Coronavirus on secondary breast cancer patients. Read more 

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Tea & Chat

The coronavirus situation has shaken us all and changed our lives in many different ways! So, we thought it'd be a good idea to sit down together (virtually) for a Tea & A Chat! Read more 


Keeping The Kids Entertained Whilst Staying At Home

With schools and nurseries closed most children are at home and without museums, play parks, soft plays and cinemas, keeping them entertained is a tough job! Parents, we hear you and Make 2nds Count are here to help with some inspiration. Read more 

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Saunter for Secondaries

Ever since I was diagnosed with Secondary breast cancer in late 2017, and came across Lisa Fleming’s story on how Make2ndsCount was born, I knew I wanted to support the charity in some way. Many people raise awareness by opening their world to social media which I totally admire and appreciate, but that wasn’t for me, so I knew I wanted to do something else. Read more 

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Defeating Covid-19: Liz's Story

Media coverage over recent weeks has consistently reminded us of how important it is for those with underlying health conditions to self shield to protect themselves from covid-19. For those living with secondary breast cancer, the continuous warnings and instructions to self-isolate can lead to a feeling of hopelessness - a recurring theme over on our Seconds Together Facebook group. Read more 

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The Impact of Covid-19 On Trials & Medical Research

The Impact of Covid-19 On Trials & Medical ResearchLast month, in the UK the NIHR Clinical Research Network announced it is pausing the site set up of any new or ongoing studies at NHS and social care sites that are not nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies. While this is of course necessary to enable the research workforce to focus on combatting the pandemic or redeployment to frontline care, the implications for secondary breast cancer patients are huge. Read more 


A Letter: Cancer & Covid-19

As a cancer patient, I feel very lucky indeed. Why would I say that? Read more 


How To Fundraise Virtually

The coronavirus has had an impact on all organisations. Charities are no exception to that! Read more 

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Covid-19 Useful Information

During such an uncertain time we are living through, here at Make 2nds Count, we understand that when you are already living with Secondary Breast Cancer it is also very frightening time. To make things easier to navigate we have gathered some useful resources. Read more 


Lisa on STV News

Lisa, our founder, has been campaigning for secondary breast cancer patients experiencing uncertainty amidst Covid-19. On Tuesday night, she was interviewed by STV News about the uncertainty the global pandemic is causing cancer patients around Scotland. Read more 

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