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News & updates

Our latest news, press releases, blog posts, Pink Ribbon Bulletins & Pink Ribbon Press.

Pink Ribbon Bulletins
February 2024

February 2024

Our important message this World Cancer Day
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
January 2024

January 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to 2024! Read the January edition of the Bulletin for an update on international clinical trial Neo-N, an invitation to try out dragon boating, summer advice from our nursing team as well an update on our Pink Campervan
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
December 2023

December 2023

The December issue is a bumper issue filled with news from the last month as well as handy advice for those travelling over summer. Hard to believe it is three weeks until Christmas! We hope you have a relaxing summer with your loved ones.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
November 2023

November 2023

Wow, what an October! It ​​​​​​was so incredible to connect and share with you all - thank you for a wonderful Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
October 2023

October 2023

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read the October edition of the Bulletin to know why starting conversations about breast health is so important.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
September 2023

September 2023

In this issue of the Bulletin, we share how free mammograms for women aged 70-74 are another step closer to reality as well as a new patient campaign #MyLifeMatters and how you can get involved this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
August 2023

August 2023

In this issue of the Bulletin, we share recent wins, how together we can make our voices heard to improve drug funding and how you can get involved in Pink Ribbon Walk for 2023
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
July 2023

July 2023

Mānawatia a Matariki! This issue of the Bulletin wishes you a happy Māori new year, welcomes the release of the Government's new Women's Health Strategy and has the details for our upcoming webinar. Read more and catch up on our news for July!
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
June 2023

June 2023

The June edition of the Bulletin is dedicated to our patron Dame Rosie Horton, who passed away in May. We share some of Dame Rosie's legacy, a founding trustee and chair of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and known as a leading philanthropist across the country
Press release
Pink Ribbon Breakfast website crash: “We still need - and can accept - your donations!”
25 May 2023

Pink Ribbon Breakfast website crash: “We still need - and can accept - your donations!”

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging New Zealanders to donate to the first ever Pink Ribbon Breakfast Day, despite its website crashing this morning.
Press release
Breast Cancer Foundation NZ pays tribute to patron Dame Rosie Horton
15 May 2023

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ pays tribute to patron Dame Rosie Horton

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is mourning the death of its patron, Dame Rosie Horton, who passed away at Auckland City Hospital over the weekend.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
May 2023

May 2023

Pink Ribbon Breakfast month is here already! Leana kindly shares the story of why she hosts a Pink Ribbon Breakfast for her best friend Angie, we update you on our new Breast Cancer Policy Scorecard, and we share Suzie's diary of her breast reconstruction experience.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
April 2023

April 2023

In the April edition of the bulletin, Jason and Georgina share the story of why they host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast every year, nearly 400 people have made submissions on why breast cancer needs to be included in New Zealand's first ever Women's Health Strategy, we share a significant milestone, as well as an update on our Pink Caravan Summer Tour. Happy Easter! 🐰
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
March 2023

March 2023

An update from Sue, our nurse in Tairāwhiti, New Zealand's first ever Women's Health Strategy, our first webinar of the year, and a sneak peek of Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2023
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
February 2023

February 2023

Ahead of World Cancer Day, we are calling on Kiwis who have had breast cancer not to "suffer in silence" and to seek help for long-term side effects caused by their treatment. We are launching a new survey to help us get a clearer picture of this poorly understood topic, which we would really appreciate your help with.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
January 2023

January 2023

Happy New Year and welcome to 2023. We hope the year has got off to a great start. In our latest bulletin we share updates from the last month, including New Zealand's PantoCIN trial, the results from which will hugely benefit breast cancer patients who are on chemotherapy.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
December 2022

December 2022

In this issue of the bulletin we remember Heidi MacRae, an Auckland GP and fierce advocate for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, who sadly died last month after being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer earlier this year.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
November 2022

November 2022

The Christchurch Pink Ribbon Walk is just one example of the incredible moments we’ve had throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month - read about the others in our October wrap up!
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
September 2022

September 2022

A lot has been happening in the last few weeks - read about a visit from top international breast surgeon Angel Arnaout, our Breast Cancer InSIGhts conference, two new webinars, and a brand new partnership with the NPC rugby competition.
Blog
"I found my lump just before a Pink Ribbon Breakfast"
09 May 2022

"I found my lump just before a Pink Ribbon Breakfast"

As a nurse, Barbara is well aware of the symptoms of breast cancer and how to look for them. But it was a friend's Pink Ribbon Breakfast in 2009 that prompted her to do a self-check just before the event.
Pink Ribbon Press
Pink Ribbon Press - Autumn 2022

Pink Ribbon Press - Autumn 2022

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Blog
Orange is the new pink
21 April 2022

Orange is the new pink

Last week’s move to the orange traffic light setting has brought with it lots of exciting changes for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, including a return to the office for our Auckland staff members
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
March 2022

March 2022

We’ve asked the Government for $15m to clear the mammogram backlog, welcomed our new breast oncology nurse in Christchurch, and will be hosting our first webinar of 2022 next week.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
February 2022

February 2022

Our latest report reveals how well NZ is doing in tackling breast cancer, we announce this year's recipients of our two Research Fellowships and update you on our Missing Women campaign.