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.
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.
Check out three of our latest projects showcasing some of the exciting work you will be helping to fund.
Your donations help fund ground-breaking research.
At the moment, we're working with researchers across the country on a variety of projects. This includes Dr. Dean Singleton from the University of Auckland, who is researching triple negative breast cancer, an aggressive form of cancer which is harder to treat than other subtypes and often affects younger women.
By supporting scientists like Dean, we continue to work towards our vision of zero deaths from breast cancer.
If you've been diagnosed with breast cancer, we are here to help.
All our services are free.
Join mybc online community for New Zealanders affected by breast cancer
Access Rehab to rebuild your strength during and after treatment
Access Counselling for when you need to talk
Monthly Webinars to hear a panel of experts discuss breast cancer issues
Call the Advice line 0800 BC Nurse (0800 226 8773)
KEEP PINKIE ON THE ROAD
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.