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Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition
BCAC is thrilled to have an extra $60,000 in the bank thanks to our highly successful "Show Your Heart" campaign with Arnott's TimTam and Progressive Enterprises.  That money will help us to continue to support those with breast cancer by, among other things, providing our support pack Step by Step free-of-charge to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

In addition to that exciting news, we've got lots more to update you on in this issue.  Check out the stories below:

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Give us your feedback on Step by Step

A recent analysis of feedback on Step by Step shows that women find it "informative and helpful" and that it empowers them to make informed decisions about breast cancer treatment. Find out more about the feedback here  and send us your own thoughts. We'd love to hear your suggestions or ideas for ways we can improve Step by Step, so please email us.

International move to recognise distress in cancer care

The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition is backing an international move to see psychological and social care recognised as an integral part of cancer treatment.  Find out more here.

Study: younger women need mammograms too

A new study shows that younger women aged 40 to 49 who undergo screening mammograms are diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier stage and with smaller tumours.  Find out more.

Kiwi company improves breast cancer detection

BCAC is thrilled to see New Zealand breast clinics using software developed by local company, Matakina, which helps to measure breast density and makes tumours easier to identify in women with dense breasts.  Find out more here. 

Breast cancer research advancing

BCAC's Moana Papa attended the recent Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG) Annual Scientific Meeting and found that breast cancer research is moving apace. Read more here.

NZers paddling for Queen's jubilee

New Zealand paddlers were aboard as part of one of the largest flotillas ever seen on the river Thames in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant. Read more here.

New face for Sweet Louise

Former New Zealand Track and Field Athlete and media personality Jayne Kiely joins Lisa O’Neill (stylist) and Kati Kasza (founder  of evolu skincare) as an Ambassador for Sweet Louise. Read more here.

Boobops' hot looks win marathon prize

BCAC member group, the boobops Bay of Plenty dragon boating team, recently won the "most visual" prize for their eye-catching outfits at the Taupo half marathon.  The team are fundraising to get to Florida in 2014 for the World Breast Cancer regatta.   If you can help in any way, please contact them.
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