New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
  April 2015 Newsletter Breast Changes? Share Web Facebook Twitter Youtube Donate
Pink Ribbon Breakfast for Mum 

Former Miss Universe Lorraine Downes has always tried to use her public profile for good. So when her own mum was diagnosed with breast cancer (thankfully early), Lorraine offerred to help the NZBCF as an Ambassador.

Not only is Lorraine advocating to extend the free screening age to 74, she's also asking New Zealander's to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May.  Together with the NZBCF, Lorraine feels passionately that targeted funding for research is critical to improving Kiwi women's survival. 


  Driving with your Pink Caps on

A simple quirky idea from Bridgestone has helped raise over half a million dollars for breast cancer education, research and programmes since 2008.

During October Bridgestone have sold Pink Caps (tyre caps) to show their support for New Zealanders with breast cancer. The promotion has captured the public's hearts and everyone from All Blacks to politicians have featured on social media displaying their car's Pink Caps.

Free counselling now available



Thanks to your donations, The NZBCF has launched a free counselling programme for anyone with breast cancer.  

The three sessions are with a professional counsellor and available FREE subject to a medical referrral.

Call 0800BCNurse to find out more.

News, Views and Events

 Auckland breakfast with the stars - Sunday May 3.        Join NZ celebrity chef Michael Van de Elzen, comedienne/musician Jackie Clarke and Lorraine Downes for a special Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Sunday 3rd May at 10am at the Auckland University Alumni Marquee, on the lawns in front of Old Government House. Tickets are $79 per person or $750 for a table of 10 so call The NZBCF on 0800 902 732 to order.

Breast cancer strikes whatever your language.  Reflecting New Zealand's increasingly diverse population,The NZBCF now have Breast Cancer Risk cards available in Samoan, Tongan, Chinese and Korean. DOWNLOAD HERE

• NZ House & Garden Tour raises $50,000.  A huge thanks to Fairfax and their 'house guests' plus the 500 or so NZBCF volunteers who helped run these amazing tours across the four regions. Proceeds will fund breast cancer education and support services like free counselling and PINC physio.

• Interested in Vitamin C?  Dr Gerald Lewis will be addressing this topic at the next Breast Cancer Network (BCN) AGM at Domain Lodge, Auckland Cancer Society on Wednesday 13th May 6.30pm. RSVP TO BCN HERE

Got your 2015/16 Entertainment Book yet? Jam packed with discounts to the best restaurants, hotels and more, support the NZBCF by buying your Entertainment™ Membership HERE

Tell us what type of stories you'd like to read in your Pink Ribbon Express.  We'd love your feedback.

Email your comments or story ideas here.

Thanks for your continued support in 2015.