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News & updates

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

Press release
Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women
06 December 2020

Four-year study seeks to improve breast cancer survival for younger Kiwi women

A new research partnership between BCFNZ and the Universities of Auckland and Otago has begun investigating the unique characteristics of breast cancer in younger Kiwi women.
Blog
Julie's Story
02 November 2020

Julie's Story

Julie Reynolds, from Estee Lauder and a mother of two daughters in their 20s, writes about the importance of early detection and why she’s taking part in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
Blog
Kristelle's story
02 November 2020

Kristelle's story

Kristelle Thomsen, from Clinique NZ, writes about the impact of breast cancer on her family and why she’s calling on people to sign up for a Pink Ribbon Walk.
Blog
Parekura's story
16 October 2020

Parekura's story

Parekura Tutua-Nathan, a Clinique consultant in Wellington, shares why she's walking for her māmā in the Pink Ribbon Walk.
Blog
Debbie's story
16 October 2020

Debbie's story

Kim Tuliau from Bobbi Brown, Farmers, has always admired the strength and courage of client Debbie Hill, a breast cancer survivor. She invited her in for a complimentary makeover so she could find out more about her story.
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“Get your mammogram so other mokopuna can have more time with their kuia”
15 October 2020

“Get your mammogram so other mokopuna can have more time with their kuia”

​Stacey Morrison’s 7-year-old daughter Maiana is urging Kiwi women to go for regular mammograms, as part of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual awareness-raising campaign.
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Pharmac review a chance to end agonisingly slow drug approval process
13 October 2020

Pharmac review a chance to end agonisingly slow drug approval process

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is calling on the next government to end the unfair and outdated evaluation process that means Kiwis with terminal breast cancer wait years longer for the latest drugs,.
Press release
New Zealand lights up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
01 October 2020

New Zealand lights up in pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

New Zealand will light up in pink this month for the Global Illumination campaign, in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal.
News
10 ways to make the most of October
01 October 2020

10 ways to make the most of October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's how you can get involved this month...
Press release
Sarah Gandy launches Change & Check campaign, as new survey reveals “worrying” breast cancer findings
01 October 2020

Sarah Gandy launches Change & Check campaign, as new survey reveals “worrying” breast cancer findings

Broadcaster Sarah Gandy has joined forces with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to launch the Change & Check campaign.
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Auckland turns pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
29 September 2020

Auckland turns pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For the first time, Vector Lights on Auckland Harbour Bridge and the Queen Street Lights will be lighting up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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MonarchE trial holds hope for early breast cancer patients
24 September 2020

MonarchE trial holds hope for early breast cancer patients

Promising results from the MonarchE trial could give hope to women with high-risk HR+, HER2- early breast cancer.
Press release
New study will investigate link between breast density and dangerous interval cancers
21 September 2020

New study will investigate link between breast density and dangerous interval cancers

BCFNZ is funding Dr Monica Saini's study into breast density and interval cancers - the first study of its kind in New Zealand.
News
Free GP visits for terminally-ill patients: Making your voices heard in Wellington
08 September 2020

Free GP visits for terminally-ill patients: Making your voices heard in Wellington

In July we were invited to present our petition, signed by thousands of you, in front of the Health Select Committee. We made the case that all advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients should automatically be able to see their GP for free.
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“I lost my own mum to breast cancer, now I help others”
08 September 2020

“I lost my own mum to breast cancer, now I help others”

Earlier this year we welcomed Judith Beattie to our team of specialist breast care nurses.
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Celebrating 20 years of being cancer-free
08 September 2020

Celebrating 20 years of being cancer-free

Vicky Newman, a mum of two from Kaukapakapa, was just 34 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. She had a mastectomy and chemotherapy, but less than a year later, Vicky learnt the cancer had returned in her neck.
News
Thousands host Pink Ribbon Breakfast in July
31 August 2020

Thousands host Pink Ribbon Breakfast in July

The COVID-19 lockdown forced us to postpone Pink Ribbon Breakfast this year, but we were so excited to be able to go ahead in July. To date, we’ve had 1,700 wonderful people organise and host their own Pink Ribbon Breakfast, and over $700,000 has been raised.
Press release
PINK up your pace for a Pink Ribbon Walk
31 August 2020

PINK up your pace for a Pink Ribbon Walk

Grab your pals, put on your pinkest outfit, and walk for the ones you love – Pink Ribbon Walks are once again hitting pavements around the country this October and November, and early bird tickets are selling out fast!
Press release
Northlanders benefit from new breast diagnostic ultrasound machine
24 August 2020

Northlanders benefit from new breast diagnostic ultrasound machine

Northland women who have been waiting to find out if they have a breast cancer diagnosis have benefited from a new ultrasound machine, thanks to a $52,000 donation from Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
August 2020

August 2020

BCFNZ advocates for free GP visits, reporting on the National Register begins, plus how to build resilience with breast cancer.
Blog
Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?
14 July 2020

Is it okay to fast during chemotherapy?

A new study sheds light on the benefits of fasting before and during chemotherapy treatment.
Blog
Building resilience with breast cancer
30 June 2020

Building resilience with breast cancer

Those who have been through breast cancer, or who have been through it, know how hard the journey can be. But building resilience can be a way to help you thrive when times are tough. We share tips to get started.
Press release
Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer
18 June 2020

Finding the key to treating triple-negative breast cancer

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ has awarded Dr Pilkington an $80,000 fellowship for her research into finding a treatment for triple-negative breast cancer