The Beacon June FY22



In May we hosted our first Information Forum and breakfast for 2022 in Ballarat. At a breakfast for people living with metastatic breast cancer, we were joined by medical oncologist Dr Belinda Yeo, who spoke about the latest in treatment and care, and clinical psychologist Dr Charlotte Tottman, who spoke about managing the emotional challenges of living with metastatic disease. The Information Forum explored the latest treatments for early breast cancer, managing common side effects of treatment, living well during and after treatment, and coping with the emotional impact of breast cancer. We were joined again by Dr Belinda Yeo and Dr Charlotte Tottman and also breast care nurses Leanne Storer and Joylene Fletcher, and exercise physiologist Tracey Duggan. We loved being back on the road and connecting with our community in person. Thank you to all of those who attended the events! For those who missed it, the on-demand link with a recording of the presentations will be live in the coming weeks via the BCNA website.

THANKS A MILLION! If you have ever walked into your local Bakers Delight during the annual Pink Bun campaign you know how one little fun bun, with pink icing and sprinkles, can brighten someone’s day. For three weeks in May, families from all over Australia visited their local Bakers Delight, some more than once, to support loved ones and those in their community affected by breast cancer. One hundred per cent of all Fun Bun sales was donated to BCNA to help us continue to be the voice for those diagnosed and living with the disease. Pink Fun Buns, along with the all-new Fun Bun Friends, were a big hit making this year’s campaign a huge success. We are so excited to announce that we hit our target and raised over $1.2 million, and we are still counting! We’d like to thank Bakers Delight and all its franchisees, who year after year ‘pink up’ their bakeries and welcome customers down to share their breast cancer stories that inspire this campaign. To everyone who supported the Pink Bun campaign this year, we couldn’t do what we do without you! Thank you to our ambassadors, Megan, Samantha and Nicholas, for sharing their stories this year. You can watch their special message here .


June – Launceston, Wednesday 22 June July – Port Lincoln, Friday 29 July

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June 2022 | Issue 91

Breast Cancer Network Australia

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