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

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Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 3)
20 October 2017

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 3)

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. This is part 3 of her story.
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Third time lucky for Pink Caravan
16 October 2017

Third time lucky for Pink Caravan

First it was stopped by an earthquake, then a cyclone, but this time the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ hopes its Pink Caravan will make it to Levin and Palmerston North.
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Capital’s bikers ride for breast cancer
13 October 2017

Capital’s bikers ride for breast cancer

Hundreds of “pinked out” motorbikes, from 50cc scooters to 2000cc Harley Davidson and Suzuki cruisers, are expected to take part in the Women’s International Motorcycle Association’s (WIMA) annual Wellington Pink Ribbon Ride this Sunday October 15, raising funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
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Please support this week’s Pink Ribbon Appeal
09 October 2017

Please support this week’s Pink Ribbon Appeal

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is asking Kiwis everywhere to support its Pink Ribbon Appeal this Friday and Saturday.
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Reduce your alcohol intake in October – make your next drink a mocktail!
04 October 2017

Reduce your alcohol intake in October – make your next drink a mocktail!

October is breast cancer awareness month – and to celebrate, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ challenged top Auckland bartender Darren Miley to create three delicious alternatives to your usual alcohol-infused tipple.
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Switching on pink lights to raise awareness about breast cancer
29 September 2017

Switching on pink lights to raise awareness about breast cancer

The 1st of October marked the first day of breast cancer awareness month, with different landmarks around New Zealand taking part in the international Global Illumination Campaign.
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13 ways to get involved this October
29 September 2017

13 ways to get involved this October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here and there's a lot on! We've put together a guide to help you make the most difference, this October.
Press release
Pink Ribbon Breakfast raises most money ever
21 September 2017

Pink Ribbon Breakfast raises most money ever

Over 3,600 people hosted Pink Ribbon Breakfast events in May, raising an amazing $1.8 million.
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Pink Star Walk is back!
21 September 2017

Pink Star Walk is back!

Grab some friends, dig out your wackiest outfit and take part in New Zealand’s pinkest night walk in Auckland (October 7), Christchurch (October 28) and Wellington (November 11).
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El Camino trekkers walk the talk for fundraising
21 September 2017

El Camino trekkers walk the talk for fundraising

In May, 18 women and two men walked more than 100km from Sarria to Santiago, Spain, raising over $90,000 for BCFNZ.
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Pink Caravan's regional focus
21 September 2017

Pink Caravan's regional focus

This year, our focus with the Pink Caravan is to work more intensively with regions in an effort to increase the screening uptake and general breast health knowledge across the country.
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Meet Blake - Vivian and Clinton's wee man
21 September 2017

Meet Blake - Vivian and Clinton's wee man

You might recognise Vivian Gubb and her husband Clint (left), from our February 2016 appeal. Touched by Vivian’s story of being diagnosed after just one year of marriage, you gave generously.
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Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer
19 September 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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Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 2)
06 September 2017

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 2)

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. This is part 2 of her story.
Press release
Your Community Needs You: Be The Difference
11 August 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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Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis
27 June 2017

Why communication with your people is key after a life-threatening diagnosis

Jess Weller was only 27 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, part-way through her OE in London. She shares with us the importance of communication.
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Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 1)
08 June 2017

Te Aroha shares her cancer diary (Part 1)

Te Aroha Isaia, aged 24, was diagnosed with grade three inflammatory HER2+ breast cancer in December 2016. This is part one of her story.
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An interview with Amber Arkell: insight into a young woman's breast cancer journey
22 May 2017

An interview with Amber Arkell: insight into a young woman's breast cancer journey

Amber was just 26 years old when her boyfriend felt a lump in her breast. Two months later, she found out that it was breast cancer. We chatted to her about tackling breast cancer as a young woman.
Press release
Breast awareness at the greatest show on earth
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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Jump for Cancer
29 April 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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NZ House & Gardens Tour all wrapped up
27 April 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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Mary shares her cancer diary - Part Four: Chemo: day 1, cycle 1
07 April 2017

Mary shares her cancer diary - Part Four: Chemo: day 1, cycle 1

Mary Brookes, 52, was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer in January 2016. She documented her ups and downs to share with her friends, and now she’s sharing titbits from her journal and chemo diary with you.
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Heavens rain on pink parade
06 April 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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Jo’s lesson learned: Advice for your first Christmas with breast cancer
09 December 2016

Jo’s lesson learned: Advice for your first Christmas with breast cancer

Five years ago Jo ploughed through her first Christmas during treatment as if nothing was wrong, and it ended in disaster. This Christmas, her first since being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, she’s putting what she learned into action.