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.


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

and ‘Reducing your risk of
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


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


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

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


Books / Movies/ TV Series/ Documentaries

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

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

Take care,

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

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