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BCAC media release, 5 December 2019
Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) is delighted to learn that fulvestrant (Faslodex) will be funded by PHARMAC in the New Year, BCAC Chair Libby Burgess says.
We are very grateful to LeRêve (NZ), a direct selling company, for taking part in an Australasian fun run to raise money for BCAC. Forty-five LeRêve (NZ) consultants, staff, friends and family travelled to the Gold Coast to run or walk 5km in the event with their Australian counterparts.
Wellingtonian Lachlan McKenzie is excited he completed his first ever marathon in good time on Saturday 16 November in Queenstown, raising money for BCAC.
Media release, 1 October 2019
BCAC is extremely disappointed to read that access to cancer medicines does not appear to be a priority for New Zealand’s new cancer control agency according to its national director, Diana Sarfati, in a recent interview.
Lachlan McKenzie is running the Queenstown Marathon in November to raise money for BCAC and says he is loving the training.
This article was written by Emily Searle at PINC&STEEL.
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The last few seasons have been challenging for the Pink Dragons breast cancer survivors’ dragon boat team as their crew numbers have decreased quite dramatically. Despite their best attempts to recruit it came to a head last year when, after starting the season as Pink Dragons, they had to amalgamate with a newly formed mixed team just to continue paddling....
When Ethna Renner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2019, it was the most daunting news she had ever received. Suddenly she was faced with something she had no control over.