New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
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Newly diagnosed first to receive free counselling service

For around 1000 newly diagnosed New Zealanders, this won't be remembered as a golden summer. Feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety can often accompany treatment for breast cancer and continue on for many years.

That's why the NZBCF has launched '1000 Tees for 1000 Women', a campaign to raise funds for a new, tailored breast cancer counselling service, free to those in need from April.


  Insights from the NZ Breast Cancer Patient Registers
Six NZBCF study grants have been awarded to researchers from Auckland, Waikato, Christchurch and Dunedin to analyse data from the NZBCF funded NZ Breast Cancer Patient Registers. The Registers have been collecting information on local breast cancers for over ten years.  The pilot studies will answer questions important to advancing breast cancer knowledge in NZ. 

  Next Steps to wellness


The NZBCF and PINC have teamed up to deliver a new group-based gentle exercise programme called PINC NEXT STEPS.  Designed to help women improve their strength and body confidence after breast cancer treatment, the group classes run over 10 weeks around NZ with trained physios.   

NZBCF funding is available for participants although conditions apply. Call 0800BCNurse to find out more.
News, Views and Events

• Are you a younger woman with breast cancer? The Breast Cancer Support Young Women's Group meets on the 4th Monday of the month 7-9pm at the NZBCF offices, which are now at 11 York St, Parnell.  For more info phone BSC on 0800 273 222. 

• Enjoy a NZ House & Garden Tour in March ($65/ticket). Locations include Auckland, Cambridge, Wairarapa andQueenstown.  Proceeds go to the NZBCF to fund programmes in each of the four regions.  With a stunning mix of homes on show, there is something for everyone!  Check out dates and BUY TICKETS HERE

• Make a lasting difference. Have you lost someone close to you from breast cancer? One significant way you can honour their memory is to leave a gift in your will to the NZBCF. No amount is too small, and it’s very simple to do.  Email Patricia, our Bequests Manager or FIND OUT MORE.  

 • Living with the BRCA gene?  The next Gift of Knowledge conference for carriers of the BRCA gene is in Christchurch on 6-7 March 2015. Top speakers lined up to address hereditary topics.  FIND OUT MORE

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Thanks for your continued support in 2015.