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Navigating your way through hereditary breast and ovarian cancer is proudly brought to you by The Gift of Knowledge. It will take place on 6th & 7th of March 2015, Riccarton Park, Christchurch.
The Gift of Knowledge was established in 2009 with the aim of providing information and support to people who are impacted by a genetic pre-disposition to breast and ovarian cancer.
The Breast Cancer Network NZ (BCN) is proud to present Jason Shon Bennett who is a self-cured health researcher, international speaker and best-selling author. Join them for an evening exploring health and nutrition for healing.
To be held at Domain Lodge, Cancer Society, 1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland on Wednesday 22nd April from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
A $10 donation on entry is kindly requested to cover costs.
Read all the latest news from BCAC member group, The Gift of Knowledge in their most recent newsletter for December 2014. Click here http://www.giftofknowledge.co.nz/Newsletters/December-2014/#toc
Sweet Louise currently has 444 members, and since their launch in 2006, they have supported more than 1400 men and women with metastatic breast cancer. One of the key areas of focus this year has been family support.
Following a survey earlier this year, the Auckland bi-monthly Men's Group now have a speaker at each meeting, and this is appealing to more men supporting their family members with life threatening illness.
Over the last ten years, YWCA Auckland has delivered Encore, a free gentle exercise programme for women who have had breast cancer treatment, helping over 3,000 women from Kerikeri down to Invercargill. Participants have ranged in age from 29 to 91, and over 80 women have trained to become facilitators.
October is fast approaching and that means Breast Cancer Action month. As a breast cancer team the Pink Dragons are keen to help raise awareness by supporting fund raising events whenever they can so many of them are signing up to help collect for both the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal and the Pink Star Walk in Auckland Domain.
The Tauranga-based Boobops have had another successful dragon boating season winning six gold medals and one silver in the space of five weeks! They competed in three festivals including the Wellington Dragon Boat Festival, the Auckland Regionals Dragon Boat Festival and the National Championships in Ashburton.
The new dragon boat paddling season kicked off early in November and the Pink Dragons are all set for some hard training ahead. Some kept up their paddling enthusiasm throughout the winter with Sunday training whilst others kept up their fitness in other ways and took a well earned break from paddling.
The 10th Australasian Lymphology Association Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in April next year.
Entitled “Koru: life, growth, movement” the conference will take place from 3-5 April 2014.