Friday update 17th August 2018

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,239
edited August 2018 in Community news and events



Hello everyone and welcome to Fridays update.  Wow what an amazing weekend was had last weekend!                              

2018 Field of Women


Such a great experience to stand on the MCG with over 12,000 others to mark the 20th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Network Australia’s work to support, inform, represent and connect all Australians affected by breast cancer.  You can see all the Field of Women photos here and the Field of Women streamed live on Facebook


PLAN B Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer & PLAN C Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

The Plan B & C conferences were held on Saturday, the day before the Field of Women at the Glasshouse in Melbourne.  Plan B is available to view via webcast below.  You will need to register first to be able to view the webcast.

Plan B Living well beyond breast cancer webcast can be viewed here


Plan C Conference

The Plan C conference was held concurrently with Plan B conference.  What a great day and great opportunity for all involved in the conference to meet and get to know each other.  Riki and I are in the process of collating a summary of some of the major discussions had on the day and will post online as soon as this is available. 

Following the formal presentations we had the opportunity to have some facilitated group discussion.  The topic for discussion was ‘You look so well, when does your treatment finish?’ This discussion was facilitated by @MoiraC, one of our community members.  You can read the great summary provided by @MoiraC below.  A big thank you to you Moira, it was great to meet you and your partner last Saturday. We really hope that this discussion will continue in the Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer online group, see thread below

Issues raised in Plan C Survivors Discussion Group August 11, 2018 Melbourne

 

Melbourne Football Club winning slogan for Field of Women

Many of you have been asking about the winning entry slogan for the Melbourne Football Club banner, see the winning entry below

WE STAND IN SUPPORT OF

EVERYONE HERE AND HOME

THE PINK LADY REMINDS US ALL

THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Some recent news items have been added to Breast Cancer Network Australia’s website that you may be interested in reading about

My Health Record

Experience our many digital resources

Breast cancer apps for you

 

 Counterpart Resource Centre (Melbourne only event)

Living with metastatic cancer: meet the researcher

Thursday 11 October 1.00pm–2.30pm

Counterpart Resource Centre, Level 5, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Dr Sophie Lewis from the University of NSW is currently undertaking qualitative research into the experiences of women living with metastatic breast cancer. Sophie has been conducting interviews and collecting diary notes from women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to learn what supportive care is most important to women as they live with this disease. She will speak about the preliminary findings of her study. 


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day is on 13 October. This day is being marked throughout the world as a day to acknowledge people living with metastatic breast cancer and to highlight their voices and experience. We will acknowledge this important day with afternoon tea after Sophie’s presentation. 

Please book onlineRSVP by email or phone 1300 781 500

Our quote for this Fridays update:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why we call it the present.


Hoping you all have a restful weekend, take care

Regards Giovanna

 


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  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,841
    Thank you! 
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 632
    I clicked into the link to 'Issues raised in Plan C Survivors Discussion', and I got 'permission problem, you don't have permission  to do that'. Any ideas?
  • kmakmkmakm MelbourneMember Posts: 7,655
    @jennyss I think you have to be a member of the mets group to read it.
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 632
    Thanks @kmakm
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,216
    Why do we have to give our mobile phone details as well as email to be able to see the webcast for Plan B?  I actually find that quite invasive & annoying.

    My phone is for my personal use ..... and is quite irrelevant to them .... The other questions can be considered 'fact finding' .... but also not really necessary!    They are not medical people - they just have a platform to show a video!

    Just being 'picky' I guess!!  I won't be signing up!  :( 
  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,234
    @Michellebella
     here is the post click on the link above about the webcast 

    PLAN B Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer & PLAN C Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    The Plan B & C conferences were held on Saturday, the day before the Field of Women at the Glasshouse in Melbourne.  Plan B is available to view via webcast below.  You will need to register first to be able to view the webcast.

    Plan B Living well beyond breast cancer webcastcan be viewed here


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