Estée Lauder Companies pledges £500k to fund breast cancer haven

The new London, UK, support centre is expected to help support 1,400 patients every year

Beauty heavyweight Estée Lauder Companies has pledged £500k to help fund Breast Cancer Haven’s new London, UK, support centre.

Set to open in summer 2020 near King’s Cross Station, the Future Dreams House will offer free, personalised services to support breast cancer patients through their treatment.

The space is expected to welcome more than 1,400 people every year and is accessible through 15 hospitals across the capital.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Future Dream and the Breast Cancer Haven to open London’s only specialist breast cancer support centre,’ said Estée Lauder Companies’ VP Anna Bartle.

“With one woman diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK, it’s so important that emotional, physical and practical support is offered alongside the excellent medical treatment that the NHS provides.”

As well as the cash investment, Estée Lauder Companies will fund a new UK research grant through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Breast Cancer Haven’s CEO Sally Hall added: “It is a great honour to be supported by the Estée Lauder Companies UK & Ireland which, through this generous grant, has recognised the vital work Breast Cancer Haven does in putting people’s lives back together after breast cancer has turned their world upside down.

“To receive this long term financial support is a huge boost in helping us establish our new centre at King’s Cross.”

Estée Lauder Companies has been campaigning to raise awareness of breast cancer since 1992.

The late Evelyn Lauder pioneered the movement and was responsible for creating the iconic pink ribbon.

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