THE NZBCF FUNDS 3 CORE STRATEGIES AROUND BREAST CANCER
AND IS ACTIVE IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS NEW ZEALAND.

PROGRAMMES FUNDED IN YOUR AREA

The NZBCF helps fund local AND national programmes aimed at advancing the fight against breast cancer. Click on a region to see how YOUR donation helps.

NATIONALLY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

RESEARCH

  • The New Zealand Breast Cancer Register which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes providing insights for medical research.
  • Research projects aimed at understanding the disease and developing more effective treatments – right here in NZ.
  • An Australasian Clinical Trials Database so anyone can view the latest breast cancer drug trials under way.

 

EDUCATION

  • NZBCF educators who run seminars around the country to promote breast health awareness.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan road show targeting small towns lacking access to breast health facilities.
  • National media campaigns raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and the importance of screening.
  • Targeted breast health information in GP waiting rooms and on Health TV.
  • Breast cancer training for health professionals around symptoms, diagnosis and patient care.
  • Development of breast health resources both online and hard copy.
  • Production and distribution of around 120,000 educational materials to at-risk communities around NZ.
  • Online training modules (CME) accredited for GPs, practice nurses and medical professionals.
  • Grants for breast nurses to attend medical conferences for their continued medical training.
  • Funding towards the ABC2 "Advances and controversies in breast cancer" medical conference and Patient/Consumer Day.

 

SUPPORT SERVICES

  • A specialist breast care nurse to advise worried women and those with breast cancer.
  • A free 0800 breast health advice line (0800BC Nurse).
  • Free one-on-one counselling service for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Local rehab and physiotherapy services through PINC to assist recovery during and after treatment.
  • Pink Dragon Boating for breast cancer survivors.
  • Breast cancer information packs for the newly diagnosed.
  • The Pink Pages - an online services directory for people seeking local breast cancer services or products.
  • The Lymphoedema website - offering information and support for those affected by this painful swelling condition.
  • The Breast Cancer Support website linking New Zealanders with local support groups.
  • Angel Delivery food parcels delivered to women with breast cancer.
  • Advocating for world-class patient treatment and care.

 

IN NORTHLAND
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Free one-on-one counselling service for anyone with breast cancer.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Rawene, Kaitaia, Kaeo, Kawakawa, Tikipunga and Kaikohe.
  • PINC individual physio sessions – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Kaitaia, Keri Keri or Matakana.

 

IN AUCKLAND
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Research grants to:
    • Dr Francis Hunter's Study to investigate which HER2+ breast cancer patients will benefit from treatment with Kadcyla.
    • Dr Anita Muthukaruppan and Dr Dean Singleton - NZBCF Belinda Scott Fellowship recipients.
    • Dr Dong-Xu Liu’s study into the SHON protein as a prognostic biomarker for predicting patient response to anti-oestrogen drugs.
    • Dr Nuala Helsby's study to develop a test to identify patients who will suffer from severe side-effects of Capecitabine, a common treatment for advanced breast cancer.
  • The New Zealand Breast Cancer Register which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes providing insights for medical research.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Local Next Steps rehab classes to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) available across Auckland.
  • Bio-impedence machines for North Shore and Auckland hospitals to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
  • BRA Day: A consumer/medical professional seminar about breast reconstruction.
  • NZBCF Fanau Ola Pacific Breast Cancer Coordinator at Counties Manukau DHB.

 

IN WAIKATO/COROMANDEL
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Research grant to Dr Ian Campbell for a study into how much tissue should be removed during breast conserving surgery.
  • The New Zealand Breast Cancer Register which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes providing insights for medical research.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Paeroa, Ngaruawahia, Te Kuiti and Tokoroa.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Hamilton to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Hamilton.

 

IN LAKES DISTRICT
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Taupo.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Rotorua to aid recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Taupo and Rotorua.

 

IN BAY OF PLENTY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Papamoa, Bethlehem and Te Puke.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Mt Maunganui to aid recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Mt Maunganui.
  • Bio-impedence machines for Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.

 

IN TAIRAWHITI
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Ruatoria, Tolaga Bay and Kaiti.
  • Bio-impedence machine for Gisborne hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Gisborne.

 

IN HAWKES BAY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Flaxmere and Wairoa.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Napier to aid recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Napier.
  • Bio-impedence machine for Hawkes Bay hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.

 

IN TARANAKI
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • ‘Casting for Recovery’ – weekend retreats for locals with breast cancer.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in New Plymouth.

 

IN MID CENTRAL
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply) in Palmerson North.
  • Bio-impedence machines for Palmerston North hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Palmerston North and Levin.

 

IN WHANGANUI
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Whanganui.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.

 

IN CAPITAL/COAST/HUTT VALLEY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Funding of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Register which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes providing insights for medical research.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Local Next Steps rehab classes to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Dragon Boating for locals with breast cancer to assist post-surgery rehab.

 

IN NELSON MARLBOROUGH
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Nelson to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).

 

ON THE WEST COAST
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Greymouth, Westport and Hokitika.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).

 

IN CANTERBURY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The New Zealand Breast Cancer Register which tracks breast cancer rates, treatments and outcomes providing insights for medical research.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Christchurch.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Local Next Steps rehab classes to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).

IN SOUTH CANTERBURY
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Temuka.
  • Bio-impedence machine for Timaru hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Timaru to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).

 

IN OTAGO
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • Research grants to:
    • Professor Parry Guilford’s study using personalised blood tests to monitor tumour DNA.
    • Associate Professor Mik Black’s study using the Breast Cancer Patient Register for targeted molecular research.
  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Dunedin.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Dunedin to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Bio-impedence machine for Dunedin hospital to assist in the early detection of lymphoedema.

IN SOUTHLAND
YOUR DONATIONS HELP FUND :

  • The NZBCF Pink Caravan and breast nurses provide free consultations in Gore, Invercargill and Bluff.
  • Free one-on-one counselling for anyone with breast cancer.
  • Next Steps rehab classes in Invercargill to assist with recovery after breast cancer surgery.
  • PINC individual physio sessions to assist with recovery after surgery – up to 4 free sessions (eligibility criteria apply).

 


 

THE DROP IN BREAST CANCER MORTALITY OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS

Future progress relies on your donations. Help us reach New Zealanders with early detection education. Help fund critical research and provide support for those with breast cancer.
Together we can save more lives.

Where your donations go

  • RESEARCH including the Breast Cancer Patient
    registers and critical studies to improve survivorship.
  • EDUCATION in communities so more breast
    cancers are detected early and lives saved.
  • SUPPORT for women with breast cancer including an 0800 advice
    line, in home care, counselling and rehab services following surgery.
  • PROJECT RESERVES to ensure long term programmes
    can be sustained and new opportunities actioned.

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