Breakthrough 100

Breakthrough 100 sees Independent Women join forces with Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland, with the aim of raising £100,000 to help make sure that breast cancer becomes a non-life-threatening disease in our lifetime.

We are bringing together 100 of Scotland’s most dynamic, focused and generous-spirited women to come together and devise fun and inspiring ways to raise just £1000 each – or £10,000 amongst a group of 10 – that will support breakthroughs in science to help fight breast cancer and one day, perhaps, beat it.

We need the next generation of women across Scotland to stand up and stand by each of the 1000 families who each year lose a mother, sister, granny or daughter to breast cancer. The Independent Women Breakthrough 100 is made up of:

  • 100 women from across Scotland who believe they can make a difference
  • 100 women who believe that by working together we can achieve more
  • 100 women who want to share experiences and fun with a group of high achieving women
  • 100 women who will make every effort to raise £1000 each

Breakthrough Breast Cancer was founded on the commitment of hundreds of women to change a breast cancer diagnosis for the better: many hundreds committed to raise £1000 in order to build the first dedicated breast cancer research centre in the UK. The results have been outstanding – with many new drugs now in clinical trials as a result and the potential to save thousands of women’s lives across the UK. Here in Scotland the foundations have been laid for making a similar impact: with over 4,400 women diagnosed every year in Scotland, we desperately need to continue making world leading discoveries, and there is so much more that can be done with more funds to support the work of the charity.

It’s a simple concept: each of the 100 women taking part will be set the task of raising £1000, any way they choose, by June 2013. Alternatively, groups of 10 can commit to raising £10,000 between them. It’s a fantastic way not only to raise money for a great cause, but to spend time with like-minded women, friends old and new, and really make a difference to the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer in years to come.

The cash raised will go directly into helping fight breast cancer’ a disease which touches so many of us directly or within our circle of friends and family. By taking on this challenge we will be part of a group which will work to help make breast cancer a none life threatening disease in our lifetime.

I’ve committed myself, on behalf of the3rdimagzine, to raising £1,000 so I hope you will support me or even better, sign up yourself!

For more details contact Clare via

1 Comment on Breakthrough 100

  1. Philip A Birch // September 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm // Reply

    Many congratulations Claire with your results so far and the very best of luck with the future events and activites. We are, as always, supportive and here to help if we can. Speak soon I hope.

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