The Beacon December FY22

This Christmas, help people like Emily

not always readily and easily available. By donating to this year’s Christmas Appeal, you can help BCNA be a strong voice in continuing to advocate for better access to supportive care services. For Emily, it was her counsellor who helped her deal with the uncertainty of living with metastatic breast cancer. ‘I know my body is strong. It’s very good at healing. It might take some time, but it’ll be okay. It’s the impact on my mental health that I need the most support with.’ —Emily To donate visit the BCNA website or call BCNA’s Helpline on 1800 500 258.

just five months old. After completing six months of treatment, Emily found out her cancer had spread. She was devastated. ‘I don’t know how long I have to be with my girls.’ —Emily If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with breast cancer you know that treating the cancer is only part of the journey. It’s also important that people have access to supportive care services, like mental health support to look after their emotional wellbeing, or other allied health services, like exercise

C hristmas is a fun time in most households, but we know it can also be hard for many, particularly those diagnosed and living with breast cancer. BCNA’s 2022 Christmas Appeal features young mum Emily. She was only 29 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. She had two daughters, her youngest

physiology to help relieve symptoms and side effects of treatment. However, those services are


Keep an eye on our social channels until 12 December to see offers from Bakers Delight, Hello Sunday, Monday Distillery, Entertainment Membership and many more! Support those who continue to support us all year round by purchasing a gift for one of your loved ones (or yourself!) this Christmas.

Gifts range from $15 to over $200, with a percentage of proceeds from every gift donated to BCNA to continue to support Australians affected by breast cancer. For more information and to purchase a gift, visit the BCNA website.

Some of BCNA’s major partners, along with our regular and new licensing supporters, are participating in our 12 Gifts of Christmas campaign.

December 2022 | Issue 93

Breast Cancer Network Australia


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