New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
  May 2016 Newsletter Breast Changes? Share Web Facebook Twitter Youtube Donate
One simple diet change could reduce your breast cancer recurrence risk by 36%

Recent research is encouraging breast cancer survivors to ditch the late-night snacks and extend their overnight fast in order to prevent breast cancer recurrence. 

Scientists monitored over 2000 breast cancer survivors' eating habits, and found that those who avoided eating for 13+ hours overnight had a 36% lower rate of recurrence.

So why does overnight fasting affect whether or not breast cancer comes back? Read more to find out what the researchers have to say. 

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  Star-studded Pink Ribbon Breakfast gives patients a well-deserved break


Last month 7 Sharp presenter Toni Street and Black Stick Gemma Flynn whipped up a gourmet breakfast for breast cancer patients and their supporters.  

Cooking was overseen by Cazador chef Dariush Lolaiy, and the event gave guests an opportunity to relax and enjoy a meal away from the stresses of treatment.

Read more for details, photos, and chef Dariush's recipes

  Nourishing meals on their way to breast cancer patients



During breast cancer treatment, cooking nourishing meals often becomes low-priority.

To lighten the load, the NZBCF has partnered with Angel Delivery to get delicious, ready-to-eat meals delivered straight to the door of breast cancer patients. 

Find out more


News, Views and Events

•  Harcourts Greenhithe High Tea raises record-breaking funds  We'd like to say a huge thank you to Leigh Mosely and Shelley McKay from Harcourts Cooper and Co from organising the Greenhithe Community Pink Ribbon High Tea, as well as to everyone who attended. The event raised more than $30,000 which will fund life-saving breast cancer research in New Zealand.

•  New financial assistance info now on our website  Cancer treatment can cause huge struggles financially, but there is support in place. We've recently updated the information on our website about NZ's available financial assistance. Check out what assistance is available for you.

•  Trek El Camino to support NZ women living with breast cancer  The NZBCF is taking its Pink Ribbon Trek to Spain, to walk the ancient El Camino de Santiago. From Sarria to Santiago, you'll trek under the shade of old oak trees and through peaceful hamlets, following the footsteps of pilgrims, Romans, and the Knights Templar. Best of all, with every step you'll raise vital funds to prevent women developing and dying from breast cancer. Find out more. 

•  Sign up for the 2016 Auckland Marathon  Raise vital funds for women with breast cancer while ticking off your fitness goals! You can run the 12k traverse, half-marathon or full marathon for the NZBCF. The money you raise will go towards supporting women with breast cancer and funding valuable research into the disease. Find out more.

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 2016.  

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