Welcome to DearMamma!

DearMamma is a worldwide breast cancer awareness campaign for the poorest and illiterate women.
DearMamma is a project of The DEAR Foundation.

Discover more about the goals of our initiative.

Major goals

Sound medical information

Providing reliable medical information about breast cancer for the poorest women around the world – especially for illiterate women who have been totally neglected by the health- or pharma-industry due to lack of spending capacity.

Breaking the taboo

Encouraging women to overcome their shame about having breast cancer, chemotherapy and mastectomies.

Early detection – the cheapest and most powerful resource

Raising awareness of breast cancer, especially in societies with little cancer experience and limited resources.

German actress Veronica Ferres supports DearMamma

«My name is Veronica Ferres and I support this very special breast cancer awareness campaign initiated by Sonja Dinner from all my heart!

Most of us have access to excellent medical systems. This is not the case for millions of women worldwide. I would like to support these women with my voice and kindly ask you to carry this unique and fantastic campaign for illiterate women into the world of the poorest women since neither industry nor health system care about them as they have no buying power. DearMamma is one of the best global projects against breast cancer I know.

Please help me and Sonja to reach millions of women worldwide and try to prevent millions of mothers from dying just because they do not know what breast cancer is and how they can protect themselves. »

Veronica Ferres

Get the app and learn to detect breast cancer

The DearMamma app is a tool for women’s health with medical information and easy-to-use features such as a mirror, recordable photos and a personalised history – all spoken in five languages, English, French, Arabic, Hebrew and Spanish.

The FREE DearMamma app can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Women's health is the key for social development

  • Despite widespread information about breast cancer, there is no available resource for illiterate women – a particularly vulnerable population
  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women around the world
  • Millions of women worldwide will be diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Far over half a million women worldwide die of breast cancer every year

The majority of deaths caused by breast cancer occur in low and middle-income countries where women are diagnosed late due to shame, lack of awareness and barriers to health services.

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KONKRET: Sonja Dinner im Gespräch mit Claudia Steinmann (swiss german)

Monday, October 8, 2018 – Tele Z: «Brustkrebs muss dank Früherkennung und Selbstuntersuchung heute kein Todesurteil mehr sein, auch in Entwicklungsländern nicht», erklärt Sonja Dinner im Gespräch mit Claudia Steinmann zu den Gründen, die sie zur Entwicklung der jüngst lancierten Brustkrebs-Aufklärungs-App «DearMamma» veranlasst hat.

MEDIA INFORMATION – The world’s first breast cancer education app for women who can neither read nor write

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – For over ten years, the Swiss charity The DEAR Foundation (TDF) and its president Sonja Dinner have been committed to lifting the taboo on breast cancer. Every day, Sonja Dinner is confronted with the consequences that this insidious disease has for women and their children for whom preventive medicine is still out of reach. Self-examination of the breasts and the resulting early detection of breast cancer can save lives. This situation has prompted Sonja Dinner to develop a prevention app, the first of its kind in the world, which will be unveiled on 3 October in Zurich. She wants to use it to reach a billion women across the globe, one million of them in the first year of the project.

DearMamma App and Film launched

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 – On Wednesday, 3 October 2018, the app and the film of the DearMamma project were presented at an event at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. Further information and reports will follow.