The MKBCRA was founded in 1996 by Mr Peter Jones to raise funds for medical research into the causes, detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer.  Over the years, the scope of the charity widened to include the purchasing of equipment and resources to directly benefit patients in Kent.

With the retirement of Mr Jones, his Trustees and Committee in 2013, a new team of Consultants, Professionals and Volunteers have continued the work of the original charity.  As the scope of the charity increases, so the name has changed to Breast Cancer Kent.  Dedicated to raising money to improve the lives of people diagnosed with breast cancer in Kent, the charity funds projects and equipment for all stages of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.