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

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Mary shares her cancer diary - Part Three: Ready for chemo
21 November 2016

Mary shares her cancer diary - Part Three: Ready for chemo

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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Fiona went the extra mile for breast cancer
17 November 2016

Fiona went the extra mile for breast cancer

Hundreds of you went the extra mile to raise money for the NZBCF during October, but not many people racked up as many kilometres as Fiona Taylor, who ran the Auckland Marathon to cap off a massive year of fundraising.
Press release
Farmers customers raised an amazing total during Breast Cancer Awareness month
16 November 2016

Farmers customers raised an amazing total during Breast Cancer Awareness month

Farmers customers exceeded all expectations this October, raising a massive $291,000, a further increase on last year’s huge effort.
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Mary shares her cancer diary: Part Two - Preparing for surgery
08 November 2016

Mary shares her cancer diary: Part Two - Preparing for surgery

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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Ten ways you can take action this October
28 September 2016

Ten ways you can take action this October

1. Volunteer two hours for the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal
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Screen Saver
26 September 2016

Screen Saver

A health scare prompts Pam Jones from the Otago Daily Times to speak of the benefits of mammograms, and how women can help improve their odds in the fight against breast cancer.
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Mary Shares Her Cancer Diary - Part One: Diagnosis
23 September 2016

Mary Shares Her Cancer Diary - Part One: Diagnosis

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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The Pink Caravan’s delivering breast health messages to all corners of New Zealand
20 September 2016

The Pink Caravan’s delivering breast health messages to all corners of New Zealand

This month saw the Pink Caravan kick off it's third nationwide tour.
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Join the sport that’s bringing breast cancer survivors together
30 August 2016

Join the sport that’s bringing breast cancer survivors together

Before 1995, there were serious doubts about whether women with breast cancer should do strenuous upper body exercise.
Press release
Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer
15 August 2016

Be a STAR and walk for Breast Cancer

Pink Star Walkers are getting ready to line the streets pink for breast cancer at the 2016 NZ Breast Cancer Foundation Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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8 Key Messages from Consumer/Patient Day
20 July 2016

8 Key Messages from Consumer/Patient Day

The Consumer/Patient Day at the Australasian Breast Congress saw over 200 people affected by breast gather to hear local and international experts talk about new developments in treatment and diagnosis.
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The Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering
22 June 2016

The Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers are the lifeblood of non-profit organisations. Each year, over 10,000 people donate their time to the NZBCF, whether it’s out on the streets, on the road, or in our office.
Press release
Pink Ribbon Breakfast Champions support Breast Cancer Research - Campaign kicks off on 1st May
22 April 2016

Pink Ribbon Breakfast Champions support Breast Cancer Research - Campaign kicks off on 1st May

Thousands of New Zealand individuals, organisations and businesses are championing the cause for breast cancer this May in support of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast annual fundraising campaign.
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“What’s not to love?” Chelsea Winter encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast
30 March 2016

“What’s not to love?” Chelsea Winter encourages Kiwis to sign up for Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with celebrity cook and author Chelsea Winter encouraging Kiwis to invite their friends to breakfast in May, to raise funds for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up
01 October 2015

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from tomorrow, October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Month.
Press release
Stacey Morrison says “Walk for the cause” – Pink Star Walk registrations now open
28 August 2015

Stacey Morrison says “Walk for the cause” – Pink Star Walk registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the Estee Lauder Companies Pink Star Walks in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Press release
Breakfasts fund new research
25 June 2015

Breakfasts fund new research

Read about the latest research into aspirin and genetic testing made possible by May’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign which this year raised over $1.1million from 2500 breakfasts held nationwide.
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Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Research
20 April 2015

Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Research

Registrations are now open for Pink Ribbon Breakfast, with Lorraine Downes asking Kiwis to invite their friends or colleagues to breakfast in May, to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Press release
1000 Tees for 1000 Women
11 February 2015

1000 Tees for 1000 Women

By the end of summer, 1,000 New Zealand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer - an average of eight women diagnosed every day.