Raising Money

Will you save lives? Will you be a star?

8 women a day are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand and more than 600 women will die every year.

We want this to end now.

This year we need you to be a Star and help to raise funds for three very important aspects of our work which will save lives and support women with the disease.

100% of the money you raise online will go back towards breast cancer research, education on the signs and symptoms and supporting women with breast cancer.

The cost of your ticket covers the cost of the walk, and a small donation; in order to make a real difference we’re asking all walkers to consider going the extra mile and fundraising. We need YOU to be a STAR!

It’s super easy and we’ll even help you along with some great fundraising tips and tricks!

Once you’ve registered you’ll be given the opportunity to set up an online fundraising page safe in the knowledge every cent you raise will fund critical work by Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

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What your money can do

Here in New Zealand, we have world-class researchers who are passionate about making a difference for kiwi women. Right now, we’re funding clinical trials and research across NZ and we fund Breast Cancer Patient Registers in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch. We’re always on the lookout for exciting new research opportunities.

The Foundation is also committed to raising awareness and educating New Zealanders of the importance of early detection of breast cancer, promoting the practice of breast awareness and encouraging regular breast screening mammograms from the age of 40. We do this through our Awareness Campaigns and our National Education Programmes.

Another main focus for The NZBCF is supporting women recovering from or living with breast cancer. We fund a number of programmes which help women regain strength and confidence following surgery and provide practical support to the hundreds of New Zealander's living with secondary/ life limiting breast cancer.

By raising just $250 you could help with the following:

  • Three counselling sessions for two women recovering from or living with breast cancer.
  • Six tumour samples from the tissue bank used for genetic testing in research studies.
  • Hundreds of breast books distributed around the country to help keep women safe.
  • Much more in the areas of research, education and support.

Will you set up a fundraising page with a target of $250 and allow one more woman to benefit from a life changing programme?

Raising money online couldn’t be simpler. Once you’ve set up your fundraising page your friends and family can sponsor you from anywhere at any time. Don’t forget 100% of the money you raise will go back into supporting New Zealand women and saving lives.

Fundraise now


Fundraising tips and tricks

Once you have set up your fundraising page take a look at these great tips to help you meet or even exceed your target!

  • Tip 1: Research shows that personalised pages raise 74% more money. Add an image or personal story!

  • Tip 2: Consider making the first donation. Those who do normally raise 27% more!

  • Tip 3: Share your page A LOT! Social media, emails, and word of mouth are all so easy to do and so effective.

  • Tip 4: Ask each person for a specific donation amount. If you’d like some examples of what the funds can do, check out our ones above!

  • Tip 5: Personally thank every donor and raise on average 40% more. If you can, do so publicly by posting on social media and tagging them. This not only shows your gratitude but also reminds those within your network (and theirs) to give too.


Trafalgar Trip 

To thank our amazing fundraisers, Trafalgar have kindly donated a trip for two around Europe! You just have to be a registered walker with $100 or more on your Pink Star Walk fundraising page, to be in to win! 

Amble along the grand avenues of Paris, explore the labyrinthine lanes of Venice, marvel at the magnificent history of Rome and soak up Mediterranean sunshine in trendy Cannes and Monaco on Trafalgar’s 12-day European Spotlight guided holiday. Starting in London, the trip visits Paris, Geneva, Nice, Cannes, Pisa, Monaco, Florence and Venice before ending in Rome. trafalgar.com/nz/tours/european-spotlight

Terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to Trafalgar’s European Spotlight prize in association with the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Star Walk 2017.

Prize is a ‘European Spotlight’ guided holiday throughout Europe for eleven (11) nights for two (2) people including two (2) return economy airfares into London and out of Rome. Prize is supplied by Trafalgar and consists of two people travelling together in a twin room on Trafalgar’s ‘European Spotlight’ guided holiday and includes economy class flights from New Zealand (ex. Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch only) into London and out of Rome on a Trafalgar-designated airline. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included.

Inclusions and conditions of the guided holiday are as per Trafalgar’s 2017 Europe & Britain brochure and will be superseded by Trafalgar’s 2018 Europe & Britain brochure when it is released in September 2017. Flights and trip must be redeemed by 14 December 2017 through the Trafalgar New Zealand office for travel in 2018. Travel must be taken by 18 October 2018. Departure dates are subject to availability. Additional travel expenses, including but not limited to visas, spending money, additional meals, optional excursions, insurance, transport to and from departure point, pre or post tour accommodation, additional transfers, items of a personal nature, in-room charges, gratuities for Travel Director and driver and all other ancillary costs are not included.

Winner and their guest must take all elements of the prize at the same time. Winner and their guest must be in possession of valid passport, visas if necessary and travel insurance. Any changes made to the prize by the prize winner or their travel companion, including extending the trip, are at the winner’s expense and must be arranged by the winner. Prize is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash.