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The Horowhenua Pink Ladies Breast Cancer Support (BCS) Group has had a busy few months. They have welcomed several new members since Christmas so have had a lot of new women in their local area to support.
They enjoy seeing all their members at the monthly meetings which are held on the third Wednesday of every month at the Salvation Army Lounge in Levin - normally there are between 25 and 30 women attending these meetings.
Pinc & Steel PaddleOn is a stand-up paddle (SUP) rehabilitation programme, for men and women recovering from all types of cancer.
Delivered over five weeks by certified Pinc or Steel cancer rehabilitation physiotherapists, PaddleOn has been specifically designed to introduce the components of stand-up paddling in a safe, fun small group environment on the water.
The Pink Dragons dragon boat breast cancer survivors’ team celebrated their 10th Anniversary last year with a special Regatta joined by many other dragon boat teams. All the teams dressed up for the ‘Swashbucklers’ themed afternoon but unfortunately the weather had other ideas about the teams getting out on the water to race!
Busting with Life, along with the Pink Dragons, competed at the World Masters Games in April.
With the World Masters Games right here in their hood it seemed only right and proper that the two Auckland Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat Teams combined forces to take on the world.
Has fitness been on your to do list? Looking to widen your friendships? Are you asking yourself – what does life after breast cancer offer?
Dragon boating in the Busting with Life team could be your answer to all of these questions.
Breast Cancer Cure invites you to attend their Fashion for a Cure Show on Thursday 19th May.
Proudly supported by ASB and Fuji Xerox Breast Cancer Cure will showcase some of New Zealand’s top fashion designers including Andrea Moore, Moochi, Liam, RUBY, Coop, Trelise Cooper, Taylor, Storm, Zambesi (showing both men and women’s) and men’s label Working Style whilst raising funds towards finding a cure for breast cancer.
For children coping with losing a special person in their lives, they often lack the opportunity or knowledge to express how they are feeling. Kenzie’s Gift’s latest “Memories are Forever” packs have been designed to help and support bereaved children and their families so that they do not have to grieve alone.
The first-ever New Zealand forum dedicated to expanding knowledge about advanced breast cancer takes place in Auckland this week.
The Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) Forum aims to provide “knowledge, support and empowerment” to those who have been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, also known as secondary or metastatic breast cancer.