Better Days Cancer Care is a London-based, community-led charity that works to ensure equality of access to services for African Caribbean communities affected by breast cancer. We achieve this by providing culturally relevant information as well as practical and emotional support, which promote integration of African-Caribbean patients reducing health inequalities and marginalisation. In addition to this we aim to empower the black community with the information that they need to make informed decisions about their breast health. Our services are designed and delivered in a culturally sensitive way ensuring that all women receive care according to their individual need.
Betterdays Cancer Care was founded in 2002 by Marina Raime, a breast cancer survivor. Betterdays Cancer care was established to raise the voice of young BME women being diagnosed with breast cancer especially those diagnosed with the rare form of breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer. Betterdays Cancer care is the only African Caribbean breast cancer organization devoted solely to advancing the health and wellbeing of the UK’s Black women and girls through advocacy, health and wellness education and personal development. Betterdays cancer care promotes Holistic health for Black women across the lifespan providing for their physical, psychological and spiritual well-being.
Since our beginning in 2000, when we began the fight for a broader and more responsive health and rights agenda for women of color, we have been the leading force for the elimination of racial health inequalities for Black women. Betterdays Cancer Care aims to address the inequalities in health and social care provision by taking an active role in a number of government groups and advisory panels. Betterdays Cancer Care is also dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the impact of cancer in BME communities. Through the provision of breast Health education and awareness campaigns we encourage healthier living and facilitate proactive cancer prevention by creating public awareness about cancer risks, promoting early detection and creating awareness of the signs and symptoms thus encouraging the uptake of cancer screening.