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Friday update 18 September 2020

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to our fortnightly Friday update.  A very warm welcome to all our new members who have come on board in the last few weeks, don’t forget to check out the Online community info tab for more information.

We are now into our 3rd week of spring and it such a beautiful time of the year.  With Covid-19 restrictions easing in some states I’m starting to feel like we are beginning to see some light out of this very long tunnel.

I hope you are travelling well and looking after you.

Community news

Each fortnight we have lots of great posts within our online network, here are some that you may have missed…

1 To remove ovaries or not?? Thread commenced by @Greengirl with great responses by our community members.  I hope this has helped with your decision making.

2 Its lonely at 2.15 am Thread commenced by @Kamada, who was trying to connect  with one of our night howlers!   It reminded me of the great Can Sleep resource which you will see below.   I hope your sleep is improving @Kamada.

3 Yay..last visit to oncologist great thread commenced by @Michelle B, great to hear you finally feel like a survivor! All the best


Community updates

Can-Sleep:  Making night time sleep problems go away.  A guide for people with cancer.

Following on from the thread commenced by @Kamada I wanted to highlight the Can-Sleep resource that was developed by the psychology team at Peter Mac.   We know that as many as 6 in 10 cancer survivors have problems with insomnia which can impact well-being.  This book contains a number of helpful tools that you can do yourself to help with sleeping better.  

Click here for Can-Sleep.


BCNA’s leadership will ensure patient voices are heard.

BCNA has a long and proud history of having a strong voice on patient or consumer needs. It is, in fact, the foundation upon which we were built. We have never been afraid to speak up and hold strong on the issues that matter to people affected by breast cancer. The voice of consumers has never been more important than right now.  Read more


Cancer Australia.  Do you have cancer and are worried about COVID-19

Cancer Council understands that Australians undergoing cancer treatment, cancer survivors and their families and friends may have questions in relation to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus and the illness it causes, COVID-19.   For information check out their 

information HUB


Fundraising update

Host A Party With Purpose This October

The Pink Bun campaign (8-28 October) is a wonderful opportunity for you to be involved with both your community and your local Bakers Delight bakery. Your generosity ensures we’re here to support the 20,000 women and men expected to be diagnosed with breast this year.

A great way to support is to host a Pink Bun Party fundraiser with your workplace, school, social or community group (please check and adhere to COVID-19 restrictions in your location). This year we have also included a virtual Pink Bun Party option so you can still ‘get together’ with friends and family, even if you can’t physically ‘be together’. Click here to find out more. 



Find your nearest Bakers Delight bakery and show your support the traditional way:

  • Buy a Pink Bun or better still buy a 6-pack of Pink Buns (from Thursday 8 October to Wednesday 28 October).
  • Purchase a pink lady silhouette for a gold coin donation and write a message of support.
  • Make a donation in store via the donation tins on the counter or, if you prefer, you can ask Bakers Delight’s friendly staff to add a donation to your purchase at the register.
  • Just pop in to your local Bakers Delight store and say thank you to the staff for 20 years of support.


Show your support in a virtual way:

  • Buy a virtual 6-Pack of Pink Buns online and send a message of support
  • Make a donation online
  • Send an email or post on social with the hashtag #PinkBunsForBCNA to say thank you to your local store and staff for supporting BCNA

Play for Purpose

Our Play for Purpose raffle is closing soon.  You could win $250k in cashable gold to spend on anything you like!

Your $10 ticket will go a long way in supporting BCNA and all Australians affected by breast cancer.

You will have to be quick though because the draw closes next week on Wednesday 23 September at 8:00pm.   

Read more


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Enjoy your weekend everyone

The mod team

Giovanna, Riki, Laura, Michelle & Pat

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