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News & updates

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

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.
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“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...
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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!
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.