As BCNA’s resident expert on all things Active & Well, I’m excited to let you know that our new Healthy eating and breast cancer booklet is available to download or to order online!
The Medline Pink Glove Dance Awards have come to an end and are thrilled to announce that Sydney Adventist Hospital won the competition and is generously donating their $10,000 prize to BCNA!
The SAN produced a video clip that tells the story of a patient’s cancer journey in a fun way involving hundreds of hospital staff from various departments. The video also featured members of the local community and students from the Wahroonga Adventist Primary School.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge the significant impact breast cancer has on so many people right across Australia. It is a time to recongnise the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their family, friends and all those around them.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here!
A number of regional and suburban newspapers are looking for local women to share their breast cancer story to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
We have had requests for women from the following areas:
Male breast cancer survivor Ron Gordon will bravely share his experience through a photographic exhibition designed to raise awareness that men get breast cancer too.
‘One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer’ will be on display at 101 Collins St, Melbourne from Monday 22 until Friday 26 September 2014. All proceeds from the exhibition will support BCNA.
Medline are hosting their Pink Glove Dance Awards again and this year we’re excited to announce that two entries into the competition have nominated BCNA as their chosen charity!
The Pink Glove Dance Awards are simple – hospitals and medical centres around the country produce their own Pink Glove Dance videos to raise awareness of breast cancer and compete to win $10,000 for a breast cancer charity of their choice.
As many of you know I went through my own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2011. Following surgery, my breast care nurse gave me BCNA's My Care Kit which included the very welcome, well designed and extremely comfortable Berlei post-surgery bra. It was such a nice surprise and I know many of you will have also received this kit.
The winter edition of The Beacon and The Inside Story magazines are now available to read online.
The theme for this issue is ‘What's on your mind’. You’ll find some interesting stories from women about the impact breast cancer has had on their lives, journeys of self-discovery, humour and life lessons learned along the way.
We’re excited to announce that BCNA will be hosting a free information forum in Frankston on Wednesday 10 September.
Women from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are invited to attend this event, which is designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer up to five years ago.
The forum will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis.
This year, BCNA plans to recognise Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day for the first time.
Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day is internationally recognised on 13 October each year. It has previously been acknowledged in the UK, US and Europe, but not Australia.
Sometimes women with secondary breast cancer tell us they feel ‘overlooked’ or ‘invisible’, particularly during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October each year.