New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

 

June 2013 Newsletter

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Olympian goes the extra mile

London Olympian Kate McIlroy (right) is hoping other good sports will sign up for the Adidas Auckland Marathon this October. The New Zealand Triathalon champ will return from the world circuit to run the half marathon as part of Team Pink Ribbon.

Pink Ribbon Expresscaught up with Kate at her training base in Spain where she shared hermotivations for lending a hand to the cause.

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X-Factor star sings for Mum

Benny Tipene's got our vote. The X-Factor contestant dedicated his captivating performance of Chris Knox's song Not Given Lightlyto his mum Annette. One of five kids, Bennytalked to us abouthow hisfamily rallied together during a tough time.

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Can exercise reduce your risk?

It sure can! Many women don't realise that regular exercise can help protect against breast cancer...and it doesn't have to be strenuous. Ourown Pat Field, National Breast Health Educator, shares why.

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News and Events

What do Ellen DeGeneres, manicures and dog-walking have in common? They're all things NZ women told us helped them through their breast cancer. For inspiration and other ideas on how to support someone with the disease, READ MORE

The original Pink Star Walk is back. It's fun, fabulous and a great way to fundraise for breast cancer education and support. This popular twilight walk will take place in the Auckland Domain on October 5th during Breast Cancer Action Month. Get your friends and family together and register your interest now.SIGN UP HERE

Get Wet, Go! Donations to the Foundation are used to help support the YWCA Encore Programme. This gentle pool based exercise programme is free and aimed at women recoveringfrom breast cancer.Sessions are available in centres across NZ.FIND WHERE


Exercise after breast cancer - what helped you?


We know that regular exercise especially after menopause, can help lower a woman's risk of breast cancer. But what's the best type of exercise following treatment for the disease? Tell us what helpedyourecover your strength and sense of wellbeing.

Email thoughts and ideas to breasthealth@nzbcf.org.nz .Thanks for reading this issue.Wevalue your support.

EVANGELIA AND THE NEW ZEALAND BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION TEAM

 

 

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