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News & updates

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

News
Capital’s bikers gear up for breast cancer
07 October 2019

Capital’s bikers gear up for breast cancer

Hundreds of “pinked out” motorbikes, from scooters to hogs and trikes, are expected to take part in the annual Wellington Pink Ribbon Motorcycle Ride this Sunday.
Press release
New Zealand, please support tomorrow’s Pink Ribbon appeal
07 October 2019

New Zealand, please support tomorrow’s Pink Ribbon appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is asking Kiwis to support its Pink Ribbon appeal tomorrow and Saturday.
Blog
Aarti’s story
07 August 2019

Aarti’s story

I don’t have any risk factors - there is no family history, I don’t smoke, I maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle and breastfed both my babies. I was quite complacent in my thinking that I could get other cancers but that I would never get breast cancer - I didn’t fit the criteria at all.
Press release
Queenstown locals to learn from top breast cancer experts
25 July 2019

Queenstown locals to learn from top breast cancer experts

Top breast cancer surgeons are heading to Queenstown to share their knowledge with local patients, health professionals and the public at a free event held by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ on August 9.
Press release
“Come together with friends, family and workmates for a Pink Ribbon Breakfast!” Stacey encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast
18 April 2019

“Come together with friends, family and workmates for a Pink Ribbon Breakfast!” Stacey encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Breast Cancer Foundation NZ ambassador Stacey Morrison is encouraging Kiwis to host a get-together in May to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Blog
Trial & Error
15 March 2019

Trial & Error

What is it like to be on a breast cancer clinical trial? Michelle shares her story!
Press release
International advanced breast cancer expert to address NZ patients
21 January 2019

International advanced breast cancer expert to address NZ patients

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is bringing noted oncologist Dr Fatima Cardoso to NZ next week to address Kiwis living with incurable advanced breast cancer (ABC) and their doctors.
Press release
World expert to talk with Kiwi doctors about improving ABC
29 November 2018

World expert to talk with Kiwi doctors about improving ABC

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is bringing a world expert on advanced breast cancer (ABC) to New Zealand. Dr Fatima Cardoso will talk with Kiwi doctors how national standards of ABC care could extend the lives of Kiwi women, and will also speak at the Cancer Care at the Crossroads Conference sponsored by the Ministry of Health.
Blog
October is...
17 October 2018

October is...

October is international breast cancer awareness month. A stark reminder that breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women worldwide...
Press release
Aotearoa, please support tomorrow’s Pink Ribbon Appeal
11 October 2018

Aotearoa, please support tomorrow’s Pink Ribbon Appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is asking Kiwis to ‘give hope to the ones you love’ by supporting its Pink Ribbon Appeal tomorrow and Saturday. Collectors will be shaking their pink buckets at more than 1000 collection points, covering New Zealand from top to bottom. Their efforts will fund research into new treatments, support Kiwis going through breast cancer, and life-saving awareness and education programmes.
News
Wellington will be the pinkest city in New Zealand!
02 October 2018

Wellington will be the pinkest city in New Zealand!

The coolest little capital in the world will be lighting up pink this October. Landmarks and sculptures along the Wellington Waterfront will be turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Blog
Why dragon boating should be your next sport
10 September 2018

Why dragon boating should be your next sport

We chat to Bette Cosgrove about the sport that’s given her a team of feisty, determined women to stay fit and have fun with.
Blog
Pink Ribbon Trek Team '18: Great Wall of China
27 July 2018

Pink Ribbon Trek Team '18: Great Wall of China

In May, 26 women and one man took on the iconic Great Wall of China, raising over $150,000 for BCFNZ. Blisters, sore bodies and fluctuating emotions were part of the journey. This is their story.
Press release
Our Dancing Queen: Shavaughn Ruakere
04 July 2018

Our Dancing Queen: Shavaughn Ruakere

The 2018 series of Dancing with the Stars NZ saw Shavaughn Ruakere dance for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ as her chosen charity.
Blog
Cathy shares her story
21 June 2018

Cathy shares her story

What is special about my story? I’m only one of thousands of women who have survived breast cancer, so what makes my journey worth telling?
Press release
Join us in Spain for our 2019 Pink Ribbon El Camino Trek
22 May 2018

Join us in Spain for our 2019 Pink Ribbon El Camino Trek

Join Breast Cancer Foundation NZ for the Pink Ribbon Trek El Camino 2019 to help make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality.
Press release
“Get involved for a great cause!” Nadia encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast
24 April 2018

“Get involved for a great cause!” Nadia encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast

“Get involved for a great cause!” Nadia encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May.
Blog
Interview with a Queen: Kamya Ghose on cancer and her new mastectomy bra range
07 March 2018

Interview with a Queen: Kamya Ghose on cancer and her new mastectomy bra range

At 23 years old, Kamya Ghose was diagnosed with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) – the first cells gone bad that would develop into full blown breast cancer if left to fester.
Blog
Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 4)
21 February 2018

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 4)

In this post I’m going to share how I told some of my family members and close friends that I have breast cancer. As many of you will already know, this is a very hard thing to do.
Press release
Hypnotism a hit at Public Education Day
08 February 2018

Hypnotism a hit at Public Education Day

At the end of last year, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ hosted a free public education day themed ‘From Research to Reality’.
Press release
Breast Cancer Foundation garden a must-see
30 November 2017

Breast Cancer Foundation garden a must-see

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is the official charity of the NZ Flower & Garden Show - on this weekend! Pop in and be inspired.
Press release
Help out at the NZ House & Garden Tours 2018
20 November 2017

Help out at the NZ House & Garden Tours 2018

Volunteer spots are open for next year's highly anticipated NZ House & Garden Tours - get in quick!
Press release
An appealing effort
20 November 2017

An appealing effort

Thank you to all those who played a part in the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal this year.
Press release
Nation painted pink
20 November 2017

Nation painted pink

Thank you for helping us make the Pink Star Walk 2017 a great success.