The Beacon March FY23

AROUND THE Network On Sunday 19 February Elsternwick Park in Melbourne turned pink and welcomed over 3,400 participants for Carman’s Fun Run 2023, raising over $255,000 for BCNA to support all Australians affected by breast cancer. A huge thank you to all participants, volunteers, donors, event staff and our partners, Carman’s and Sole Motive, who all made the day a huge success! CARMAN’S FUN RUN


PINK BUN 2023! This May, all Bakers Delight bakeries will turn pink for the annual Pink Bun campaign to highlight that it takes a support network to get through a breast cancer diagnosis. The faces of this year’s campaign are three Bakers Delight franchisees, all who have had their own lived experience with breast cancer. Their stories shine a light on the importance of support, from family and friends, workplaces and colleagues, the community around them and, of course, BCNA. You can support BCNA and those in your community affected by breast cancer by buying a Pink Bun this May! From 11 to 31 May, 100% of Fun Bun sales will go to BCNA. Pink Bun Party registrations open mid-April.

In November, members from the BCNA team alongside BCNA CEO Kirstin Pilatti and BCNA Ambassador Raylene Boyle hosted an appreciation event in Perth as an opportunity to connect and re- connect with our amazing WA stakeholders. PERTH STAKEHOLDER EVENT

THANK YOU KONICA MINOLTA Thank you to our valued BCNA workplace giving partner Konica Minolta, which matched all workplace giving donations to BCNA (up to $10k) through the Good2Give platform during February, helping to fund BCNA’s Online Network . Konica Minolta has been participating in workplace giving to BCNA since 2015 and matches a capped amount of its employee workplace giving donations, while also supporting other areas of BCNA through volunteering and printing. Konica Minolta employee and BCNA workplace giver David Healy’s wife is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer and is appreciative for the support from BCNA and his workplace. ‘I will continue to support workplace giving to help others who may find themselves on a similar path to ours in the future.’ If you are interested in learning more about establishing a workplace giving program in your workplace, please email Eliza Sadler at or visit the BCNA website .

OUR THANKS TO BERLEI AND OUR VOLUNTEERS We are grateful for the support of our long-term partner Berlei, which provides a post-surgery bra and soft forms as part of the My Care Kit. There is a small but incredible group of volunteers who individually pack each kit for delivery. Our volunteers are generous with their time and passionate about ensuring kits are packed with care. In 2022, there were over 12,000 My Care Kits sent to women having surgery for breast cancer. We are excited to announce that Berlei is releasing 10 new sizes in the post-surgery bra. The new sizes will include 10DD, 12E, 16B, 20C, 20E, 22C, 22D, 22DD, 24D and 24DD. These new sizes will be available from mid-March. These bras will be part of the My Care Kit and available for purchase on Berlei’s website . If you are interested in receiving a My Care Kit, your breast care nurse can measure you for your size and order one for you, or you can contact BCNA’s Helpline on 1800 500 258 .

The first weekend of December saw hundreds of breast cancer survivors from across Australia and New Zealand participate in the inaugural Pink Paddle Power Dragon Regatta in Docklands Harbour in Melbourne. The day celebrated survivorship while remembering and honouring those affected by breast cancer. PINK PADDLE POWER 2022


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13th Beach Golf Links in Barwon Heads Victoria turned pink for their annual Pink Players Day, raising an astounding $40,527!



March 2023 | Issue 94

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Issue 94 | March 2023

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