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.
As many of you know, BCNA has been supporting Australians affected by breast cancer since 1998.
During this time, we have grown to reflect and meet the needs of the increasing number of people diagnosed each year. This year alone 15,000 women and 125 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, affecting their families and communities too.
Body+Soul, Australia's leading health & wellbeing supplement which runs nationally through News Limited papers every Sunday, is seeking photos of women diagnosed with breast cancer to feature as part of a commemorative cover during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
The lovely Meredith Gaston’s book "101 Moments of Joy and Inspiration" has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the Australian Book Design Awards 2014.
As you may know, Meredith is a wonderful supporter of BCNA with her beautiful illustrations across sleepwear and gifts sold in Sussan stores nationally.
The award is actually based on people’s votes, so we want to show our support of Meredith and this inspirational book and start voting!
BCNA is excited to be heading to Adelaide on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 of August!
We will hold three information forums over the two days, each addressing the needs of different groups e.g. early breast cancer treatment and care, young women living with breast cancer and those living an advanced breast cancer diagnosis.
All forums will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living after/with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as looking at issues faced by women with breast cancer and strategies to help overcome these.