Friday Update.

Ann-Marie Member Posts: 1,142
edited November 2016 in Community news and events

Hello and welcome to the Friday update!
Community Highlights
We have 29 new members. Please welcome Cat4462, Chester80$$, Aussie Oi, Peppercorn Queen and all our new members. This week we had 47 posts and 354 comments. Here are some of the new posts from this week you may have missed –

BCNA News & Events
BCNA Vietnamese forum – Our free Vietnamese information forum in Springvale, Victoria, was a fantastic opportunity to connect Vietnamese women with health and support services, and also other breast cancer survivors in their local area.

Pictured (left to right) is BCNA staff member Inaam Barakat, BCNA Community Liaison Hong Formby, Dr Madeline Thai, Counsellor Bich Gresty, community members Yen Thi Nguyen and her husband Xuan Sau Nguyen and BCNA's Head of Policy Kathy Wells.

Netfit - St Arnaud Netball Club put their name forward to host a Netfit event as one of their valued netballers and community members Juliana has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. There were 170 men, women and kids from all over the region who came and participated in the event – raising over $2300.

Pink lady luncheons - We are excited to announce that this year we will be taking our Pink Lady Luncheons to five locations around the country – Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Held in the prelude to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the luncheons are a special opportunity to enjoy an exquisite day out in support of all Australians affected by breast cancer. We hope you can join us!

New inspired adventures-  Our exciting new Inspired Adventure has just been launched and we are heading to the Great Aussie Outback! BCNA’s Great Aussie Outback Trek will see you discover the beauty of Central Australia and explore the mountains, valleys, rivers and desert landscapes of the Red Centre while raising vital funds for BCNA. What are you waiting for? Find out more here.

Breastscreen Victoria - BreastScreen Victoria is running in partnership with Deakin University and the Department of Health and Human Services as exciting project. The project aims to increase the breast screening rates in under screened populations in Victoria, particularly culturally and linguistically diverse women. Looking for women aged 50-74 to complete the survey, to learn more about their breast screening needs. The survey is available online at in English, Italian and Arabic.

Sharing is caring - You are invited to participate in a research project entitled Sharing is caring: An exploration of factors impacting the quality of life in online network breast cancer participants. This project is being conducted by a student researcher Katerina Nemcova as part of a Psychology Honours study at Victoria University under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Love from the Discipline of Psychology, College of Arts, Victoria University. Click here to participate.

Have a lovely weekend,
Ann-Marie x


  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,566
    edited July 2016

    Wow what a great turnout for the Springvale forum! 

    How great are the people of St Arnaud!

    Keep up the good work Ann-Marie!

    Enjoy the fun run event tomorrow