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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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21 Mar 2017

Five-year research partnership targets breast cancer vaccine

Imagine if no one died from breast cancer…if we stopped it in its tracks, so it couldn’t spread and kill.
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04 Feb 2017

Male breast cancer more common than penis cancer, boating deaths and meningitis; even car thefts come close

Kiwi men might be missing a beat when it comes to health and lifestyle priorities this World Cancer Day (Feb 4), says the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation: male breast cancer is more common in men aged 50-plus than two dreaded diseases, cancer of the penis and meningitis.
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16 Dec 2016

Newbie and “old hand” share $160K breast cancer research payday

Two breast cancer researchers – one at the top of her field and the other a promising newbie – have been awarded 2017 fellowships by the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation. The fellowships are worth $80,000 each.
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