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21 Sep 2017

New nurse educator a wise addition

Vivienne Maidens has joined Breast Cancer Foundation NZ as a breast nurse educator, bringing with her a wealth of international experience. Patients who phone our hotline or have joined our on-line patient community “mybc” are already benefitting from Vivienne’s broad knowledge and deep compassion.
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21 Sep 2017

Innovative pilot helps breast cancer patients keep their hair

​Hair loss during chemotherapy can be devastating for breast cancer patients, adding trauma during an already stressful time. But, thanks to your generous donations, many breast cancer patients will emerge from chemotherapy with little or no hair loss over the next few months.
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19 Sep 2017

Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2017 Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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11 Aug 2017

Your Community Needs You: Be The Difference

Our annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal is fast-approaching, but there are still areas around New Zealand that need Area Coordinators.
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11 Aug 2017

A simpler way to check for the spread of breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is funding a pilot – a joint venture between surgeons at Nelson and Auckland Hospitals – of an easier way to find cancer in the lymph nodes.
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10 Aug 2017

“More drugs and equal access for all,” Breast Cancer Foundation tells politicians

Breast Cancer Foundation chief executive Evangelia Henderson joined with other NZ cancer bosses in Wellington last night to ask our political parties how they plan to improve support and treatments for cancer patients.
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28 Jun 2017

New #Lumpday promotion urges once-weekly awareness

Kiwis are being encouraged to ‘Make Every Wednesday #Lumpday’ in a new initiative from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ).
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12 Jun 2017

Women over 70 one step closer to free mammograms

The Health Select Committee’s recommendation that the Government investigate extending New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme to women aged between 70 and 74 brings access to life-saving mammograms one step closer for our older women, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, whose petition for change attracted 10,000 signatures last year.
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01 May 2017

Breast awareness at the greatest show on earth

BCFNZ is proud to be the official charity of the NZ Flower & Garden Show with this year's spectacle promising more floral flair and horticultural highlights than ever before!.
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29 Apr 2017

Jump for Cancer

A huge thanks to Lisa Tennekoon whose horse jumping event, Jump for Cancer Hagley, raised $5,000 for BCFNZ last month.
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27 Apr 2017

NZ House & Gardens Tour all wrapped up

We were delighted to again be involved in the NZ House & Gardens Tour this year.
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06 Apr 2017

Heavens rain on pink parade

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s Pink Caravan was due to visit Levin, Palmerston North and Wanganui this week but the near biblical rains of Cyclone Debbie have forced Dianne Swann, Pink Caravan Project Coordinator, to call off the visits.
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