Where your money goes
The Pink Star Walk isn’t just about dressing up and having an incredible time, it’s also about doing some good. In New Zealand nine women a day are told they have breast cancer – and their lives are changed forever.
By taking part in Pink Star Walk, you will be helping us continue our vital work, including:
New Zealanders on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer: we are committed to raising awareness and educating New Zealanders because we know that detecting breast cancer early is the key to saving lives.
The nine women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. We want all New Zealanders to have the support they need during treatment and recovery because no-one should be on this journey alone. We do this by providing counselling, rehabilitation programmes, an online support community and a breast nurse helpline.
Funding research and clinical trials
Which push for scientific breakthroughs in the treatment and management of breast cancer. Our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer will only be achieved through innovative research to fund better treatments.
At Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ), we want all Kiwis to have a future, and with your generous support we believe, one day, we can make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality.
Check out three of our latest projects showcasing some of the exciting work you will be helping to fund.
BCFNZ Ferrier Breast Cancer research programme
We fund New Zealand-based research projects to develop new drugs and find better ways to use existing treatments. Most recently we started funding a research programme at the Ferrier Institute at Wellington’s Victoria University. They’re hoping to develop a therapeutic vaccine to destroy breast cancer by boosting the patient’s immune system.
Supporting New Zealanders with the mybc app
Mybc is an online community for all Kiwis affected by breast cancer (patients and supporters alike!) It’s a place to connect with others, share experiences, ask questions and get support. Thanks to your support, it’s just one of the many free services we’re able to provide, including rehabilitation after breast cancer treatment, counselling, educational webinars and the 0800 BC NURSE helpline.
Educating New Zealand with Pinkie the caravan
Every year, our breast health nurses travel around New Zealand in our iconic Pink Caravan, promoting the mammogram message and offering advice about checking your breasts, healthy lifestyles and family risk. They visit our country’s smaller towns – places that don’t have access to the variety of health services the bigger cities do – and some of the larger workplaces, so that busy staff can visit during work time.
How your donation helps
Whether you're walking or donating to Pink Star Walk, every dollar counts to reach our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer.
could fund a specialist breastcare nurse for 1 hour to support women affected by breast cancer.
could fund a breast cancer cell lines used to test a vaccine that could prevent breast cancer spreading beyond the breast – the cause of almost all breast cancer deaths.
raised could pay for a magnetic tracer vial, used to find breast cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes – we're funding a magnetic tracer pilot which aims to make testing for cancer spread safer and easier.