The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust and is totally reliant on grants and donations from the New Zealand public including:
• Community events held nationwide
• NZBCF fundraising initiatives including the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal
• Trusts and Foundations
• Corporate Partners
The NZBCF is the country’s foremost breast cancer education and awareness organisation. We promote awareness of breast cancer, provide information and education, and raise funds to support breast cancer-related initiatives, including research, scholarships, medical grants, community education and a breast cancer patient register. The Foundation was specifically established to educate all New Zealanders on the life-saving benefits of early detection and the importance of mammograms.
Our symbol is the ‘pink ribbon’, the international symbol of breast cancer and trademarked to the Foundation in New Zealand. October is International Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Foundation’s major fundraising event. The month is supported by an extensive multi-media awareness campaign, education programme, the sale of pink ribbons through retailers nationwide, and the Pink Ribbon Day Street Appeal.
Download a print friendly brochure about the NZBCF here
The NZBCF is a proud member of the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand and adhere's to ethical fundraising practices. It's annual financial statements are prepared by Deloittes and audited by Carlton - DFK chartered accountants.
The NZBCF is a proud
member of (FINZ)
Read our 2010 Annual report (PDF, 1,685Kb)
Read our 2009 Annual report (PDF, 4,192Kb)
We are committed to preventing New Zealanders developing and dying from breast cancer through education, awareness, research, medical support and development, community outreach and advocacy.
• To reduce breast cancer morbidity and mortality
• To increase all New Zealander’s awareness of, and knowledge about, breast cancer
• To promote the benefits of early detection
• To represent all New Zealanders affected by breast cancer
• To monitor and support services providing screening and treatment
• To identify and reduce barriers for breast cancer patients to ensure they receive appropriate treatment and management
• To encourage and fund research in the areas of breast cancer prevention, management and cure
• To identify and reduce barriers for women accessing and/or practising early detection methods
• All women – including hard-to-reach women in remote areas, and ethnic groups with poorer breast cancer outcomes.
• Health Professionals – we provide Health Professionals with information and resources to communicate with women about breast health and breast cancer issues
• Government – NZBCF lobbies the Government about current issues in breast cancer treatment and resources
• Breast Cancer Interest Groups – liaise with and assist breast cancer groups throughout New Zealand
• Women with breast cancer – provide information to those with breast cancer, and their family and friends.