If you're recovering from breast cancer surgery and going through treatment, physiotherapy can help to maximise your recovery and help you gain strength. We fund four individual sessions with a certified PINC cancer rehab physiotherapist. See if you're eligible for funding and apply at the link in our bio 💪
From head shaves to marathons, we're lucky to have all sorts of wonderful community fundraisers across New Zealand making a difference. Last Saturday the team at the Taupo Pistol Club all dressed up in pink and hosted a 'Cowboy Action Match' fundraiser. The day in included a banquet, story telling and a prize giving. A huge thank you to everyone involved for raising a whopping $4,560!
We're so excited to be the charity partner of the NZ House & Garden Tours this year! The tours in Taupo, New Plymouth, Blenheim, and Dunedin are coming up soon and we're looking for volunteers to help out at the houses. To say thanks (heaps! ) for volunteering your time, we'll give you a ticket so you can check out the beautiful homes on tour. Link in bio with more info 🏘️🌴
Question: I had surgery as part of my breast cancer treatment and I've been told I should look into physiotherapy to help my recovery. How will this benefit me? Answer: Physiotherapy is often recommended to rebuild resilience during and after your cancer treatment. Physiotherapy is known to improve people’s recovery of strength and range of movement after breast cancer surgery. It can also lessen treatment-related side effects, ease pain and improve confidence. If you've had surgery for breast cancer treatment or reconstruction in the last year, we fund four physiotherapy sessions. You can apply for funding through our website, under Support > Cancer Rehab.
Happy Valentine's Day! ❤️ We're all for date nights and Galentine's Day plans, but it's also a great day to show yourself some love 🤗 Learning to appreciate how your body looks and feels after treatment is all part of finding a 'new normal' after breast cancer. You can read our tips on loving your body in our latest blog post.
We're thrilled thousands of Kiwi women have downloaded Pre Check and learned how to get to 'know your normal'. We'd love to hear how you're using the app. Send us an email at intouch @bcf .org.nz or let us know in the comments
Check out this amazing home on the NZ House & Garden Tour in the Bay of Islands! We still really need a few more volunteers to help out on the Tour this Friday. As a thank you for volunteering for half of the day, you can visit some of the beautiful houses during the other half. It's such a cool opportunity to check them out. Find out more at www.bcf.org.nz
Question: Do I have to tell a potential employer that I've had breast cancer? Answer: Whether you're returning to work or exploring new opportunities after a cancer diagnosis, it's normal to have questions about whether to disclose a diagnosis during a job search. Choosing whether you want to tell a potential employer will be different for everyone. You may choose to wait until you're the preferred candidate before disclosing health information. When deciding what to tell, you may want to take into consideration things like the management structure, if there is an HR department and the office culture. If you judge that it's a supportive environment, telling a potential employer you've had cancer can mean you'll be able to receive support for ongoing appointments. However, it's also fine to just say that you've had health issues, without going into specifics. Our nurses can help you with any questions you may have. Give them a call on 0800 2268 773 ☎️
Pinky will be at Waitangi Day ki Ōkahu 2020 today, at Auckland's Okahu Bay. Other health organisations will also be at the family-friendly community event, so it's a good time to get a health check advice and enjoy a day out with the whānau. You can find out more about Pinky's visit under the Events on our Facebook page.
The NZ House & Garden Tours kick-off next week and we really need your help volunteering at the houses! 🏠 You'll get a chance to check out the incredible homes on the tour, while helping support the Foundation. It's a win-win. Please share with your friends and family in the Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim, and Dunedin, to help spread the word. More info at www.bcf.org.nz
Today is World Cancer Day. We’re asking Kiwi employers to give eligible female staff members two paid hours off work to attend regular mammograms. This challenge isn't just for today or for this year. Instead we would like employers to support New Zealand’s life-saving breast screening programme as part of their policy, so employees don't have to use their annual or sick leave for screening mammograms. You can read more about our initiative on the News section of our website.
People tell us they have trouble getting mammograms when they're working. Have you ever asked your manager for time off to get a mammogram? Did you get it? We'd love to hear your experiences in the comments, or email intouch @bcf .org.nz
We are looking for volunteers to help at the NZ House & Garden Tours which are taking place in the Bay of Islands, Taupo, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin. Volunteers will help with greeting the flow of people, car parking, security and the central hub. As a thank-you for your time and assistance, you will be provided with a free ticket to the other tour day for the chance to see the exquisite homes and gardens. Interested? Phone us on 0508 105 105 or email volunteer @bcf .org.nz
If you've been wondering where the Pink Caravan is - it's in the shop! Pinky is getting ready for its South Island tour, which kicks off on February 24 🎉🎉🎉 A huge thank you to Bush Road Tyres Albany, Motorhome Repairs Auckland Ltd, Repco New Zealand, Timeless Caravans & Auto Restorations, and OBC who have made the repairs possible with their work, time, advice and equipment.