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Ann-Marie_BCNAAnn-Marie_BCNA Administrator Posts: 1,157
edited August 25 in Community news and events
Hi everyone, it's been a little while since we have shared with you what's been happening in the community and within BCNA.

We have a whole bunch of new members. Please give a warm welcome to @TripleTea, @TracyH, @fluffymittens, @Muriel, @annielou52, @JayLee, @future1979, @shorelle, @piper79, @nat79, @Wigsy, @tasneem, @annetted, @volunty and all our new members.

New members, add your birthday to the birthday thread here.

We've had a number of members unlocking online network milestones - reaching anniversaries and earning badges for likes and comments. Be sure to check them out in the Activity feed and congratulate them.

Community highlights

Every week we have so much variety in the posts being shared on the online network.  These can include questions about treatments, updates on how things are going, and celebrating milestones. Here are some good conversations you might have missed:


This FREE challenge is about focusing on improving your health and wellbeing and experiencing the value of team support and a little healthy competition. Teams of four will record their daily step count online. Each individual’s step count will contribute to the team’s aim to ‘virtually’ walk the El Camino de Santiago, following in the steps of pilgrims, modern day explorers and BCNA’s Inspired Adventurers.

This year BCNA has invited members from Queensland and Victoria who are 9–24 months post diagnosis, as well as BCNA’s community champions and support groups from around the country. If you too would like to take part in the challenge please register here

For more information click here or contact @Fiona_BCNA

BCNA news and events

We have so much to share with you all in this space. So grab a cup of tea and settle in.



Our latest news article improved access to fertility preservation for young women.



Australians with a disability who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their carers will now be able to access information resources to help them live well after their diagnosis. Check out our new resources for people with a disability and their carers.



A recent article in Australian Doctor reports that many women are having trouble staying on their prescribed hormone therapy tablets. Here is our news article on women stopping hormone therapies early. 



Information Session - Cancer Insights: The BIG questions and challenges in cancer control (free public lecture)



Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) presents free information forums across Australia for people living with breast cancer and their supporters. Read more information on upcoming forums and themes.



We are thrilled to be one of the major charity partners for this years Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.



We are excited to be the proud charity partner of a brand new cycling event, Ride Daylesford.



Coinciding with BCNA's 20th anniversary, this 10 day adventure will see a group of individuals dedicated to supporting all Australians affected by breast cancer trek along the famous Camino de Santiago via Madrid. Like to know more?



Brave is back – but not how you know it! After a successful skydive challenge last year, BCNA is expanding the popular Brave for BCNA campaign to include a number of new activities.


What's coming...



This October as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, restaurants and cafés across Australia will be supporting our Dine Pink campaign and offering special menu items, drinks, a dedicated Dine Pink table or event and donating proceeds from these items to BCNA.

The Dine Pink campaign is the brain child of one of our very own members, Donna, who is a breast cancer survivor, food-lover and all-round superwoman. She appreciates the importance food and dining play as healing rituals in our lives. They bring people together in meaningful ways, often over a simple cup of coffee or warming bowl of pasta. If you have a favorite restaurant or cafe that you love going to with your family and friends jumped online now at Dine Pink to recommend a restaurant.

I think I got it all for you :)
Have a lovely weekend.
Ann-Marie

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