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

Pink Ribbon Bulletins
December 2021

December 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ donates $100,000 for breast cancer vaccine, Auckland DJ auctions art for a cause, a tribute to Wiki Mulholland, plus messages of thanks to those who have supported us over the past few months.
Press release
Mt Eden x Laken Whitecliffe collab for breast cancer
01 December 2021

Mt Eden x Laken Whitecliffe collab for breast cancer

Auckland DJ Mt Eden and artist Laken Whitecliffe have teamed up to create a music video and artwork as a fundraiser for the Foundation.
Press release
133 MISSING WOMEN: Breast cancer cases going undetected because of Covid-19
14 October 2021

133 MISSING WOMEN: Breast cancer cases going undetected because of Covid-19

At least 133 women across Aotearoa New Zealand have no idea they have breast cancer right now, warns Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. Take action by signing our petition!
Blog
Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and a big new job: Melanie’s story
11 October 2021

Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis and a big new job: Melanie’s story

Melanie Webber was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2020, at the age of 45. She had found a lump in her right breast, but it turned out the cancer was in her left breast. Although she was going through treatment just as she was starting a new job, having a supportive employer meant that she could take the time she needed for her recovery.
News
How to make the most of October 2021
30 September 2021

How to make the most of October 2021

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and there are plenty of ways for you to show your support - at all alert levels.
Press release
New Zealand turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
29 September 2021

New Zealand turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More than 30 landmarks and prominent buildings across Aotearoa New Zealand are lighting up in pink this October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Blog
Promoting breast awareness for a healthy and happy workplace
24 September 2021

Promoting breast awareness for a healthy and happy workplace

Ah-Leen Rayner, chief executive of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, explains why promoting breast health awareness in the workplace is a wellness programme every employer should implement.
Blog
Breast cancer, work and you
20 September 2021

Breast cancer, work and you

Natalie James, lead nurse at Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, addresses some common concerns about how a breast cancer diagnosis might impact your work.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
August 2021

August 2021

The Pink Caravan is back on the road for the spring and summer tour, tickets are on sale for the Pink Ribbon Walks, plus sleep tips, a new exercise programme for breast cancer patients, and info about Covid vaccines and mammograms.
Press release
Jacinda Ardern artwork up for grabs to raise funds for breast cancer
13 May 2021

Jacinda Ardern artwork up for grabs to raise funds for breast cancer

The Port Waikato Pink Ribbon Breakfast Team is hoping they'll raise thousands for BCFNZ through the auction of a framed picture drawn and signed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
News
A special collection for a good cause
04 May 2021

A special collection for a good cause

Cordy’s Auctioneers is auctioning more than 400 china toast racks to support Pink Ribbon Breakfast, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ's largest fundraising campaign.
Press release
Auckland woman to run 12 half marathons in 2021 for breast cancer
27 January 2021

Auckland woman to run 12 half marathons in 2021 for breast cancer

Nadine is planning to run a half marathon every month in 2021 to raise funds for breast cancer and celebrate the resilience and strength of women who have been through breast cancer, like her mum Laural.
Press release
“It’s an honour to be able to do something to give back”
25 January 2021

“It’s an honour to be able to do something to give back”

A woman living with incurable breast cancer is volunteering at the NZ House & Garden Tours as a way to give back for the support she's received.
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.
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...
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
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.
Press release
“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.
Press release
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.