BCN is a volunteer group supporting all New Zealanders who are affected by breast cancer to seek optimal breast health. It’s our goal, using our website, magazine, projects and resources, to provide information about many aspects of breast health; to ask some hard questions and direct people to other groups and information sources. We can help you find the services you need for you or someone close to you who is diagnosed with breast cancer.
We offer a voice for those affected by breast cancer in our bi-monthly newsletter aBreast, so that people can share personal views and concerns. You can contribute letters, ideas, reviews and stories. BCN and invited experts provide informative articles, keenly read by BCN members, breast cancer groups and health professionals.
Other than a part-time administrator and newsletter editor, the group is managed by volunteers, most of whom are breast cancer survivors helping people on a voluntary basis.
Our mission includes working towards prevention of breast cancer – risk reduction is an important focus for BCN. Members can get involved in all activities please contact us if you want to help, we do need you.
Breast Cancer Network (NZ) Inc is an incorporated society and registered charity, and is GST registered.
In a nutshell-
WHO WE ARE
We are a voluntary group focussed on improving breast health
We focus on sharing information and promoting risk reduction of breast cancer
We link people with groups and services
We promote research into the causes of breast cancer and primary prevention
We promote high quality and equitable treatment and services for those affected by breast cancer in New Zealand
We are funded by grants, sponsorship and donations
WHAT WE DO
We publish the bi-monthly newsletter aBreast.
We have a long-term project “Breast Cancer – Reducing The Risk of Breast Cancer” project, which aims to inform and empower women to make lifestyle changes that affect the risk of breast cancer, and to reduce New Zealanders exposure to toxic and hormone-disrupting chemicals in the environment.