New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
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We're launching NZ's first ever webinar for advanced breast cancer patients 

An advanced breast cancer diagnosis prompts a ton of questions, and they're not all medical: How do I manage uncertainty? How do I have those difficult conversations? How do I manage my expectations, and the expectations of my loved ones?

This October, we're launching our first in a series of webinars for advanced breast cancer patients, where experts discuss these issues, the challenges of living with cancer, and strategies you can use to maintain a normal life.

This month, we're talking to health psychologist Juliet Ireland, Sinda Hall, who's worked with patients through Sweet Louise for nine years, and Christine Manins, a 12-year advanced breast cancer survivor. 

Find out more



  Ten ways you can take action against breast cancer this October!


Whether you're a social butterfly, exercise junkie, shopaholic or hard worker, there's a way for everyone to take action against breast cancer this October.

From walking with friends to volunteering, auctions to dress ups, there's so much going on during Breast Cancer Awareness Month that you'll be able to find a way to contribute that's perfect for you.

Read more to find out all the ways you can take action against breast cancer

  Get answers to all of your breast reconstruction questions



When should I have a breast reconstruction?What kind of surgery is right for me? What about the other breast?

Get answers to all these questions on Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, Wednesday October 19th, at our information evening about reconstruction after breast cancer. Leading reconstructive and plastic surgeons will present the facts and discuss the options. 

This free session at Auckland University's Grafton Campus is open to the public and medical professionals, and drinks and nibbles will be served. 

Find out more and register your interest


News, Views and Events

• Help a sister out - Volunteer two hours  Our annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal is fast approaching and we need your help! 9000 volunteers are needed all over New Zealand to help raise funds to support women with breast cancer. Help a sister out by giving 2 hours this 14th and 15th of October. Sign up online or call 0508 105 105. 

•  Bid on a bespoke Sealy designer bed this October  Four high profile Kiwi women have partnered with Sealy to create bespoke designs for four Sealy Posturepedic Exquisite beds. You've got the opportunity to bag one of these beautiful beds for a bargain price, by bidding on one on TradeMe when the auctions open up on October 17th! Check out the stunning designs

•  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.

•  Go the extra mile for breast cancer  Sign up for the Pink Star Walk in Auckland on Sat 8th October, Christchurch on Sat 29th October or Wellington on Sat 12th November. Recruit your friends and dig out your pinkest outfit - it's a night not be missed!

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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