New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
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What Helena did next

Back in January 2012, the inspirational Helena McAlpine (pictured) was told she had just 3 months to live. The young mum and media personality is still here, determined more than ever to embrace new experiences and help save other women from dying of breast cancer.

Helena, who’s currently visiting family in the UK,  shares her zest for life and how she’s supporting Breast Cancer Month this October...


  Breast cancer’s in my family....  should I be tested?

These are just one of the many questions people ask our new advice line, 0800 BCNURSE.  Our specialist breastcare nurse is here to help so if you have a breast health or breast cancer query, please call her.


  210 women will hear the news

October is Breast Cancer Month, and around 210 NZ women will be diagnosed with the disease during the month. You can support them plus thousands of others through our breast cancer support and education programmes. Please help us fundraise - volunteer for the Street Appeal, Go Pink for a Day, Join the Estee Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk, or just book your mammogram!  

News and Events

  Pink Pages at your service.  Check out this new NZ online directory designed to make breast cancer products and services easier to find. From wig and prostheses fitters to rehab services, it's all here. Your donations have made this possible! We welcome suggestions about any new listings.  SEARCH THE PINK PAGES

  Join the Estee Lauder Companies Pink Star Walk on 5th October. It's fun, fabulous and a great way to fundraise for breast cancer research in NZ. This popular twilight walk will take place in the Auckland Domain on October 5th during Breast Cancer Month. Get your buddies together  SIGN UP HERE

 The Pink Ribbon Street Appeal needs YOU on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th October. Volunteer for the biggest, pinkest street party of the year. Please give two hours of your time as a local collector. Get a team together to give breast cancer a good shake!  Freephone 0508 105 105 to volunteer or register here GIVE 2 HOURS! 

Have you supported someone with breast cancer? 

Tell us how you helped either emotionally or practically so we can share any good ideas. We often get asked by family and friends how they can help loved ones with breast cancer.

Email thoughts and ideas to for reading this issue. We value your support.