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Friday Update - 29th April 2022

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Friday Update 29th April 2022

Hello members

This week has seen the kick-off of the Pink Bun Campaign. BCNA’s 22yrs partnership with Bakers Delight has raised an amazing $22 million for BCNA. I will share further details of how you may like to get involved.

BCNA is also gearing up to get back on the road with a program of in-person information forums over the next three years, the first to be held in Ballarat in regional Victoria.

Enjoy the update.

Community highlights

April Online Network activity  

April saw the Online Network receive a total number of 49,141 visitors to the community; 35 new members, 68 new discussions and 482 new comments.


Popular forum discussions

Members new and old may have missed some of the forum discussions that have been most active the past fortnight:

Posts by ‘Category Name’ 15 - 29 April 2022

Community News

BCNA My Journey article updates

There have been some updates on My Journey articles  ‘Treatment for lymphoedema’ and ‘Reducing your risk of lymphoedema’  that incorporates the ‘factsheet’ previously found on our website.


BCNA News & Events – Bakers Delight bakeries across the country are turning PINK!

Help BCNA continue to be the voice for all Australians affected by breast cancer by supporting our 2022 Pink Bun campaign. Head into your local Bakers Delight between 28 April to 18 May, where 100 per cent of the sales from every Fun Bun sold will go to BCNA. This year’s campaign shares the stories of BCNA members Megan, Samantha and Nicholas as they talk about the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis and why BCNA’s information and support is so important to them and many others – CLICK HERE to read more


BCNA News & Events - Ballarat Information Forum and Breakfast

BCNA will be in Ballarat on Thursday 26 May to host a breakfast for people living with metastatic breast cancer and an Information Forum for people with early breast cancer. See information about all upcoming forums and links to register via the website link Information Forums


BreastScreen Victoria held its first ‘Rainbow Session’ in Bendigo

Rainbow Sessions are breast screenings specifically for the LGBTI+ Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) community. CLICK HERE to read article  


Counterpart – Managing uncertainty

Counterpart have an upcoming online workshop (9th May 2022 10.30am-11.30am AEST) on the subject of managing uncertainty. The session focuses on practical skills people can use to lift their mood and energy, promoting a stronger state to deal with the situations that are challenging. CLICK HERE to read more on the Counterpart website


Register now! – Webcast: Managing the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment

In this webcast, we will hear from medical oncologist Professor Bogda Kokzwara and BCNA Consumer Representative Naveena Nekkalapudi. Bodga is a senior staff specialist at the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer where she developed a Survivorship Program and is the Cancer Council SA’s Clinical Investigator for chronic disease management after cancer. Naveena was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2014 and will discuss the long-term side effects she experiences, her strategies to manage them, and her advice for others. Register for the webcast now


Did you miss some of our podcasts?

Ep 42 – In conversation with Kala and Emily: Living with metastatic breast cancer.  Listen here   

Ep 43 - In conversation with Tania and Fiona: The challenges of living in a rural area following a breast cancer diagnosis. Listen here 


Books / Movies/ TV Series/ Documentaries

Fighting cancer with dance  

This is an older TED Talk that you may have already watched. Ananda Shankar Jayant tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.


Enjoy the update and if you have feedback or any concerns while online, please contact one of the moderators -  

@Jenny_BCNA @Carissa_BCNA @Anna_BCNA @Pat_BCNA @Mez_BCNA

If you need to speak with someone regarding your concern, please call 1800 500 258 alternatively, you can email [email protected]

Take care,

The mod team – Mez, Carissa, Jenny, Anna & Pat

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of dear, not absence of fear.” – Mark Twain

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