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News & updates

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

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“Don’t suffer in silence”: Charity urges breast cancer survivors to act on long-term effects
03 February 2023

“Don’t suffer in silence”: Charity urges breast cancer survivors to act on long-term effects

Ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), we're highlighting the issue of long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment, to gain more knowledge in this under-researched field.
Blog
Summer advice from our specialist breast nurses
22 December 2022

Summer advice from our specialist breast nurses

Our team of specialist nurses have pulled together useful tips to help you have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Blog
Recipes for the festive season
21 December 2022

Recipes for the festive season

Need some holiday cooking inspiration? We’ve chosen some recipes for the festive season from Everyday Strength, a cookbook with wellbeing tips for cancer patients by food writer Sam Mannering and author Karen McMIllan, both of whom have had cancer.
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Experts adopt new guidelines to improve treatment for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer
13 October 2022

Experts adopt new guidelines to improve treatment for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer

We’ve worked with the country’s top breast cancer specialists to develop new clinical guidelines for the treatment of advanced breast cancer.
Blog
Orange is the new pink
21 April 2022

Orange is the new pink

Last week’s move to the orange traffic light setting has brought with it lots of exciting changes for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, including a return to the office for our Auckland staff members
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Keeping you and your whānau safe during the Omicron outbreak
07 April 2022

Keeping you and your whānau safe during the Omicron outbreak

With now only those who test positive with Covid-19 and their household contacts required to isolate, the chance of catching Omicron while you’re out and about has increased
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New BCFNZ-funded nurse making a difference in Canterbury
09 March 2022

New BCFNZ-funded nurse making a difference in Canterbury

Meet Katherine King, Canterbury's first oncology clinical nurse specialist dedicated to breast cancer.
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.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
September 2021

September 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ answers your vaccine questions, awards $200,000 to scientists at the University of Otago for cancer research, and shares the stories of women your generosity has helped.
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How the support of our donors got Ziggy through her recovery
15 September 2021

How the support of our donors got Ziggy through her recovery

Ziggy’s entire world stopped when she found out she had breast cancer during the second Covid-19 lockdown in August last year.
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A message to our supporters from Tamara
15 September 2021

A message to our supporters from Tamara

Tamara was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 33, while she was pregnant with her second child, Zac.
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
ABCpro making a difference for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer
12 August 2021

ABCpro making a difference for Kiwis with advanced breast cancer

Joy and Huia are taking part in the pilot of ABCpro, a new telehealth nursing service we've launched at Waikato Hospital. They speak out about how ABCpro is making a huge difference in their lives
Blog
How rehab helps your recovery
14 July 2021

How rehab helps your recovery

In the whirlwind of cancer treatments, recovery shouldn’t be overlooked. In fact, getting the proper care and rehabilitation can make a world of difference.
Blog
Getting a good night’s sleep with breast cancer
05 July 2021

Getting a good night’s sleep with breast cancer

Around one-third of cancer patients experience sleeping problems. Read our guide to good-quality sleep during and after breast cancer treatment.
Pink Ribbon Bulletins
June 2021

June 2021

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ introduces new Chief Executive, invests in clinical research, makes a visit to Fieldays, and shares stories of breast reconstruction.
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A hot new way to help fight breast cancer
04 May 2021

A hot new way to help fight breast cancer

Now supporting BCFNZ has never been easier, with the launch of our very own SBS Pink Ribbon Visa.
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National Register reaches 100% coverage
04 May 2021

National Register reaches 100% coverage

In 2020 we began the expansion of the Breast Cancer Foundation National Register, after consolidating four regional registers (Auckland, Waikato, Wellington & Christchurch) which covered two-thirds of the country’s DHB regions. By the start of 2021 all DHBs had signed up.
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“Breast cancer touches so many Kiwi women, that’s why it’s such an important cause to support”
04 May 2021

“Breast cancer touches so many Kiwi women, that’s why it’s such an important cause to support”

Monika Naidu has watched two family members and a close friend go through breast cancer. Seeing the suffering caused by the disease is what prompted Monika to act. She and her husband Daven recently hosted a lunch at their restaurant – Auckland’s Chancery Bistro – which raised an incredible $11,255 for BCFNZ.
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Vital patient support provided when it was needed the most
04 May 2021

Vital patient support provided when it was needed the most

After launching our Christmas Appeal we received an overwhelming response – we’ve raised more than $115,000 to keep our support services running. These vital funds mean we can keep being there for breast cancer patients when they need us most.
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Jackie Klouwens’ lasting legacy – a bequest that means so much
04 May 2021

Jackie Klouwens’ lasting legacy – a bequest that means so much

Kim’s favourite memories of her mum Jackie centre around how compassionate and loving she was.
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Save your life in the time it takes to get changed
04 May 2021

Save your life in the time it takes to get changed

Radio personality and newest BCFNZ Ambassador, Sarah Gandy, has a simple message for Kiwi women: “Saving your life can be as easy as checking your breasts in the time it takes to get changed.”
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“I just want to make sure I’m here for my greatgrandchildren"
04 May 2021

“I just want to make sure I’m here for my greatgrandchildren"

Claudine Thompson had signed up for mammograms as soon as she qualified for them. They had always come back clear, until her last free mammogram in 2018 showed a tiny lump in her left breast.
Blog
Finding your ‘new normal’
18 March 2021

Finding your ‘new normal’

You've finished breast cancer treatment, so what now? Our blog has tips for how to ease the transition from cancer patient to survivorship in this blog.