New NZ survey on long-term effects of treatments for early breast cancer

BCAC welcomes the Breast Cancer Foundation’s new survey to learn more about the long-term side effects of treatments for early breast cancer. ‘It’s good to see more research on the experiences of NZ women with breast cancer’ says BCAC Chair Libby Burgess. ‘We encourage you to participate in this research if you can.’  Update 1 May 2023: the survey has now closed. You can learn more about the results by contacting the Breast Cancer Foundation at Read more about the survey and the Foundation’s research here and below.

The Pinkies Are Back

The Pinkies Are Back depicts a group of extraordinary women conquering and surviving breast cancer, setting up a dragon boat team, and working together to win a gold medal in a competition held in Auckland. It’s an ode to women on the water. There are breast cancer survivor dragon boat teams around the world, as it has become an established popular rehabilitation system - "Exercise is Medicine". They put all efforts into paddling, just as they fight for the silver lining of their life. Released in New Zealand cinemas on March 18, 2021, and globally distributed in 2022, the film continues to inspire people around the world and not only those who have been affected by breast cancer.

Taranaki Dragons founder mourned

On the 11th of May we lost Kathleen Moriarty - An inspirational Leader, Founder, Team Captain, Sweep, fellow Dragon boater and Passionate Promoter of our Club and the sport of Dra

Aotearoa NZ Breast Cancer Community takes its support to the next level

Originally a Facebook group for people to find solidarity and share their experiences with a breast cancer diagnosis, the community has established a Registered Charitable Trust and a Board of Trustees. The newly formed organisation has a website where individuals can register for bi-monthly newsletters and donate to support the mahi of creating more opportunities for peer to peer connections and the sharing of lived experience to aid those navigating life with breast cancer. The organisation is powered by volunteers who have personally experienced breast cancer. If you are interested in volunteering your skills, get in touch.

New Chair for Breast Cancer Support

Liz Pennington was appointed to the Breast Cancer Support Chair position in early April and is looking forward to working as part of the organisation to enhance and stren

Coast FM’s Lorna Riley calls on Kiwis to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Broadcaster and Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) Ambassador Lorna Riley is encouraging New Zealanders to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast next month to support Kiwis affected by breast cancer. 

Pink Ribbon Breakfast is BCFNZ’s biggest annual fundraising campaign and people can sign up at Last year, 67,000 New Zealanders got together with their friends, whānau and workmates at events to raise vital funds for BCFNZ’s work in education, research and patient support.