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

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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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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.
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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...
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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!
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Stacey Morrison calls on Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and help save lives
01 June 2020

Stacey Morrison calls on Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast and help save lives

Broadcaster and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ Ambassador Stacey Morrison is encouraging New Zealanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this July, to help raise urgent funds needed to support patients and save lives.
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“I’d never heard of a mammogram”: Pink Caravan spreads the word 
06 May 2020

“I’d never heard of a mammogram”: Pink Caravan spreads the word 

The Pink Caravan's tour was shortened due to COVID-19. However, it had already made a huge impact. In Dunedin, one visitor told the caravan nurses, “Until now, I’d never heard of a mammogram.” She was 47 years old.
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The two-hour challenge: Breast Cancer Foundation urges Kiwi bosses  to give staff time off work for mammograms
03 February 2020

The two-hour challenge: Breast Cancer Foundation urges Kiwi bosses to give staff time off work for mammograms

On World Cancer Day, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is calling on Kiwi employers to support female workers’ health by giving them time off for mammograms.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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“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.
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Trial & Error
15 March 2019

Trial & Error

What is it like to be on a breast cancer clinical trial? Michelle shares her story!
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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“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.