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BCWA was founded in 1986 by medical specialists who realised the need for peer support for women with breast cancer. It is an independent tax-exempt voluntary organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies in Malaysia, and a member of the International Union against Cancer (UICC) and Reach to Recovery International (RRI).


Provide emotional, social and material support for individuals with breast cancer.


Strengthen the capacity of individuals with breast cancer to self-manage during and after treatment.


Promote public education on general health and breast health issues including early detection of breast cancer.

Our Patron

Yang Berbahagia Puan Sri Datin Seri Dato’ Akmal Abdul Salam D.I.M.P

Patron, BCWA

Yang Berbahagia Puan Sri Datin Seri Dato’ Akmal Abdul Salam has dedicated her time and effort towards charity work. In her position as chairman of Puteri DRB Hicom (1998-2005), she was instrumental in engaging the staff of the company in helping the needy. She was Patron of BCWA in 2005-2013 and also Patron of NCD Alliance Malaysia in 2014-2016. As Patron of BCWA, Puan Sri also represented BCWA as a plenary speaker at the Reach To Recovery International Breast Cancer Support Conference in Cape Town in 2013.

She was conferred the title of Dato’ Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang in 2005.

She is the founder and chairman of Beauty Unlimited Malaysia Sdn Bhd which organizes and manages events, weddings, and private functions.

Puan Sri is married to Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Mohd Saleh Sulong and they are blessed with three sons, two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.

Puan Sri’s hobbies include singing, dancing, baking, travelling and socializing.

We are a proud member of

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Reach to Recovery International (RRI)