Our Major Partners and Supporting Partners are helping us achieve our vision that all Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.
This year, Bakers Delight and BCNA are celebrating 15 years of working together to support Australians affected by breast cancer. After this year's Pink Bun Campaign the partnership will also reach an impressive milestone with Bakers Delight having donated a total of $15 million worth of funds and pro-bono services to BCNA.
Each year during Bakers Delight’s annual Pink Bun fundraising campaign more than 600 Bakers Delight bakeries across Australia ‘pink up’ and donate 100% of the sale of their pink finger buns to BCNA. To date, Bakers Delight have sold almost five million buns through the Pink Bun campaign and raised more than $8.8 million to directly support thousands of women and their families through their breast cancer journey.
Bakers Delight is aiming to raise more $1.5 million through the 2015 Pink Bun campaign. Money raised by Bakers Delight customers will support BCNA’s information resources, including the My Journey Kit.
Berlei and BCNA formed a partnership in 2005 to bring comfort and support to women who have had breast cancer surgery through the My Care Kit program. Berlei support this valuable program through the provision of Berlei post-surgery bras and soft forms, for women who undergo surgery for breast cancer.
Last year, BCNA and Berlei delivered the 100,000th My Care Kit to a woman who had recently undergone surgery for breast cancer. More than 13,000 Australian women received a free My Care Kit last year and BCNA volunteers – most of whom are breast cancer survivors – pack and send around 250 Berlei post-surgery bras every week.
In addition to the My Care Kit, each October the team at Berlei produce a special 'pink lady' bra to raise additional funds to support our work with Australians affected by breast cancer.
Since 2006, Sussan has raised more than $1 million to support BCNA’s programs and services. Every year Sussan stores feature a beautiful range of products from which a portion is donated directly to BCNA. Sussan also provide special clothing for our Community Liaisons and provide opportunities in store to promote BCNA’s work and support for those affected by breast cancer.
In December each year, the St Kilda foreshore in Melbourne is turned pink for the annual Sussan Women’s Fun Run which raises funds and awareness for BCNA. The event is the largest female only fun run in Australia and participants are encouraged to fundraise for BCNA. Last year almost 6000 women took part and raised more than $160,000 for BCNA through fundraising and donations.
The Australian Government, through Cancer Australia, supports BCNA across a range of our programs. As part of the Supporting Women in Rural Areas Diagnosed with Breast Cancer (SWRADBC) Program, BCNA receives funding to undertake a program of work to improve supportive care for women in rural areas diagnosed with breast cancer. This helps us to host regional and rural information forums and a National Summit, conduct Community Liaison training, undertake research and continue to develop our online network. The funding also supports the production of the My Journey Kit and Hope & Hurdles.
The Victorian Government, through the Department of Health and Human Services, is supporting BCNA to implement Active and Well After Breast Cancer - an exciting two year pilot program to increase the provision of exercise and nutrition information and participation opportunities to Victorian women affected by breast cancer.
The program has a focus on two Victorian communities - north-western metropolitan Melbourne and Greater Bendigo - and is being delivered in partnership with BreaCan and the Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre.
BCNA has many partners who help to ensure we deliver our programs and services to women free of charge. Our partners help us through significant donations.
Our sponsors are:
Supporters (pro bono)
BCNA is fortunate to have many supporters who provide us with free or heavily discounted services. We would like to acknowledge the following supporters:
BCNA is thankful for the generous support of our licensing partners. Each of these supporters provides a proportion of their sales to BCNA:
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