Friday Update - 2nd June 2023

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edited June 2023 in Community news and events

Hello Online Network members,

Winter has officially clicked over on the calendar and the crispy June air was certainly evident in Melbourne this morning. Check out the Cancer Council QLD article Ward off the winter blues: five tips to stay on top of your health this winter  

Here is a picture from my morning wander: 

Keep warm and enjoy the update! 

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BCNA Pink Bun Campaign

BCNA’s ‘Pink Bun’ campaign ended on Wednesday and we hope you were able to visit your local Baker’s Delight during the month of May. Stores were transformed in support of BCNA and Australians affected by breast cancer (The final amount raised will be announced soon). You can watch our Bakers Delight franchisees Donna and Kim’s stories below:  

(Holly’s story was also shared in previous Friday Update Friday Update 19th May 2023) 

Field of Women 2023

We have a date!!! The Field of Women is back, and we want you to join us. 

On Sunday 20 August, before the Round 23 AFL Pink Lady match between Melbourne and Hawthorn, over 10,000 people will walk onto the hallowed turf of the MCG to form the Pink Lady.  It’s been five years since the last Field of Women and we can’t wait to stand together once again, united in support of everyone affected by breast cancer and remember those we have sadly lost.  Pre-sale tickets are available for a limited time at 10 per cent off the standard ticket prices. Buy tickets at  

Use promo code BCNA10 and click 'Apply Code'. 

Providing psychological interventions and support to patients and their families who have a cancer diagnosis (BCNA Health Professionals News) 

Patients with a cancer diagnosis have significant needs that extend beyond just physical – it’s hugely emotional, psychologist Chloe Oliver told a special BCNA Information Forum - Living Well with Breast Cancer – held in Darwin in May.  Chloe has spent the last seven years working in the field of psycho-oncology and palliative care and is based at the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre (AWCCC) at Royal Darwin Hospital CLICK HERE to read further.

New nurse joins McGrath Foundation’s mission (For our Geelong members!) - Geelong Times 

People with breast cancer in Geelong and surrounds can now benefit from the expert care and advice of the latest McGrath Breast Care Nurse in the region, Jess Morgan CLICK HERE to read further 

The University of Melbourne – Audio Recording Health care Appointments 

People who reside in Victoria may find this information helpful when considering audio recording during health consultations. This fact sheet sets out how the law in Victoria, Australia, applies to healthcare consultation audio recording. This advice is relevant for patients and their families  


Do you live in Western Australia? Because we’re bringing our Living Well with Breast Cancer information forum to Karratha (20th June) and Bunbury (22nd June).

At the information forums you will:  
- Hear from experts on various topics including wellbeing and treatments  
- Connect with others going through a similar experience  
- Find out about local support  
- Discover BCNA resources and services.  
To register or for more information about either event, click on the following links: 

Karratha Information Forum: 
Bunbury Information Forum: 

Books/Movies/TV Series/Documentaries

As the Field of Women on the 20th of August 2023 approaches, I thought it would be nice to share this heartwarming video from 2014:

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