Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ

Research Appeal

Support groundbreaking research to help save lives

So many younger women are being diagnosed with breast cancer and are dying needlessly. It’s critical that research is undertaken in this area now to help save their lives.

Will you please support ground-breaking research that can help save the lives of women with breast cancer by making a gift by the 31st March? 

Tragically, it did not happen in time to save the life of media personality Helena McAlpine, who died from breast cancer at only 37 years old. But her legacy of campaigning for research into breast cancer in younger women can live on.

Partnering with the University of Auckland and the University of Otago, we are pioneering a new study – the Helena McAlpine Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study. 

It's the first of its kind in New Zealand and aims to improve treatments and save the lives of younger women with breast cancer like Helena, and give them hope for a future.

Two leading New Zealand breast cancer researchers are heading up this study: Dr Annette Lasham and Associate Professor Logan Walker. They are committed to understanding why younger women diagnosed with breast cancer have poorer outcomes. 

Younger women are much more likely to die of their breast cancer – and we can provide them the gift of hope for the future by funding innovative research today. 

Please donate today and together we can help save lives. Thank you.