• Does breast cancer run in your family? Thanks to your donations, the NZBCF have produced a series of short education videos on breast health and risk factors. One of which can be a close family history of breast cancer - attributed to only 5-10% of all cases - which is much lower than people think. The fact is most women with breast cancer have no close family history of the disease. WATCH HERE
• Jaimi’s marathon effort for mum
It was her mum and aunt’s breast cancer which inspired Jaimi Bailey to run the recent Auckland Marathon for the Pink Ribbon Active Team. Jaimi’s busy job provided little time for training but her competitive swimming background provided the mettle she needed to complete the marathon in just under 4.5 hours. Plus raise for over $600 to support women with breast cancer! Future Pink Ribbon Active events include Auckland’s Round the Bays in March and a trek to the Great Wall of China next September which is filling up fast. FIND OUT MORE
• Breast awareness doesn’t stop after October.
The Geraldine Brophy “Signs” advertising during Breast Cancer Month provoked strong public reaction. Promoting non-lump symptoms on TV resonated, particularly with younger women. These days more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer in their 30s and even in their 20s. Knowing the normal look and feel of your breasts, acting on changes and regular mammograms from age 40 – these steps can stop breast cancer developing long after October ends. LEARN MORE