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Breast Cancer Network Australia

Contact

Name: Abby Cormack

Position: Major Donor and Bequest Manager

Email: beacon@bcna.org.au

Address

293 Camberwell Rd

Camberwell

Melbourne 3124

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Our Mission / Objective

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best treatment, care and support appropriate to their individual needs.

BCNA is the peak national consumer organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 individual members and more than 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of our members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.

We are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, symbolic of our focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around her.

Our Services

BCNA supports, informs, represents and connects people affected by breast cancer.

Support: we support the needs of Australians affected by breast cancer through our services, resources and programs.

Inform: we develop and provide high quality information in a range of formats including information that can empower participation in decisions about treatment and care.

Represent: we advocate on behalf of Australians affected or at risk of breast cancer to ensure their voices are heard.

Connect: we connect people through their shared breast cancer experience to build support for individuals, groups and communities.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is one of four major breast cancer organisations in Australia. These four organisations have different roles and missions. Wherever possible, we all work together to achieve the best treatments and care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Working cooperatively helps us to identify where there are gaps and avoid doubling up on our activities. This means better outcomes for women.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) raises money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The McGrath Foundation’s mission is to ensure that all Australian families experiencing breast cancer have access to a breast care nurse. Cancer Australia’s role is to reduce the impact of all cancers and improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed. It does this by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Our Beneficiaries

Australians affected by breast cancer.

Projects in Progress

BCNA resources are free and are designed to help women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families and friends.

Kits

  • My Journey Kit – a free, comprehensive information resource for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Hope & Hurdles pack – a free, comprehensive information resource for women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.
  • My Care Kit – a free kit distributed by health professionals enrolled in the My Care Kit program

Magazines

  • The Beacon – our free national magazine for women with breast cancer and their families and friends. It is published quarterly, and offers women up-to-date information about breast cancer, events, programs and issues of importance to them. Each issue also features stories sent in from women about their experience.
  • The Inside Story – BCNA’s free, quarterly magazine for Australian women living with secondary breast cancer. You can read stories from other women with secondary breast cancer and access resources, support options, services and information about other issues. It is sent out as a supplement to The Beacon magazine.

Other information resources

  • BCNA fact sheets and booklets – BCNA’s fact sheets and booklets – designed to provide more detailed information on a range of topics such as depression and breast cancer, sexual wellbeing, breast cancer and exercise, clinical trials, understanding your breast cancer pathology report, reducing your risk of lymphoedema, and more.designed to provide more detailed information on a range of topics such as depression and breast cancer, clinical trials, understanding your breast cancer pathology report, reducing your risk of lymphoedema, etc.
  • Helping a Friend or Colleague with Breast Cancer – a brochure that offers tips and advice from women who have had breast cancer.They share things they found helpful and unhelpful.
  • BCNA research reports – reports on BCNA research projects that focus on key issues for women diagnosed with breast cancer, such as survivorship, exercise, sexuality, and more.
  • Book and DVD reviews by women who have had breast cancer – reviews written by women who have had breast cancer, which are provided to help you find something that suits your own particular need.

Our People

CEO

Christine Nolan, CEO

Leadership Team

Born and raised in Queensland and a social worker by training, Christine has enjoyed a diverse career in human services over more than three decades in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

Christine has worked in social work education, local government, the not-for-profit sector and a range of government agencies. She has also worked as a sole operator consultant and has spent a year volunteering in Thailand at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about the wellbeing of women, children and young people.

Christine has 20 years’ experience as an executive with experience in managing policy and program development, service delivery and service purchasing and funding. In 1997, Christine was awarded Telstra Queensland Business Woman for Government and Community Services in recognition of her work to address domestic violence and her contribution as the first female executive and inaugural Director of Community Services at Logan City Council.

Since February 2011, Christine has been the Executive Director, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support for the ACT Government, responsible for child protection, youth justice and family support. In this capacity she has driven extensive reform and service improvements in child protection and youth justice service delivery.

Christine commenced as CEO at BCNA in February 2015.

Names of Board Members

  • Marg O’Donnell, AO (Chair)
  • Andrea Hull, AO (Deputy Chair)
  • Raelene Boyle, AM MBE
  • Kathryn Fagg
  • Michael Happell
  • Terry Bracks, AM
  • Megan James
  • Christobel Saunders
  • Debbie Smith
  • Dorothy Keefe
  • Bruce Mann

Registration Information

ABN

16 087 937 531

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

Your donation will help us provide free programs, resources and support to all Australians affected by breast cancer no matter who they are or where they live.

We need your help!

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of people like you who share our passion and commitment.

Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among Australian women and it is essential that our services continue to grow to meet the increase in women diagnosed each year.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

How to donate

  • Make a secure online donation now
    By making your donation online you will greatly assist us in reducing our administration costs.
  • Phone 1800 500 258 during office hours with your credit card details
  • Send a cheque or money order to:

    BCNA
    293 Camberwell Road
    Camberwell, Victoria, 3124

Thank you for your support!

Other support

With the support of our Major Partner and Sponsors we are working towards our vision that all Australians affected by breast cancer will receive the very best information, treatment, care and support.

Major partner – Bakers Delight

Supporting sponsors

  • Berlei
  • Sussan
  • Australia Post

Government support

  • Cancer Australia

For more information on BCNA’s other sponsors, supporters and licensing partners please visit the Sponsorship page on our website.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

BCNA is fortunate to have the support of 40 generous volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering with BCNA, please contact us on 1800 500 258 or email beacon@bcna.org.au

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best treatment, care and support appropriate to their individual needs.

BCNA is the peak national consumer organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 100,000 individual members and more than 300 Member Groups. More than 90 per cent of our members have had a diagnosis of breast cancer, and the remaining members have had a personal experience with breast cancer through a family member or friend.

We are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette, symbolic of our focus on the women diagnosed with breast cancer and all those around her.

Our Services

BCNA supports, informs, represents and connects people affected by breast cancer.

Support: we support the needs of Australians affected by breast cancer through our services, resources and programs.

Inform: we develop and provide high quality information in a range of formats including information that can empower participation in decisions about treatment and care.

Represent: we advocate on behalf of Australians affected or at risk of breast cancer to ensure their voices are heard.

Connect: we connect people through their shared breast cancer experience to build support for individuals, groups and communities.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is one of four major breast cancer organisations in Australia. These four organisations have different roles and missions. Wherever possible, we all work together to achieve the best treatments and care for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Working cooperatively helps us to identify where there are gaps and avoid doubling up on our activities. This means better outcomes for women.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) raises money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. The McGrath Foundation’s mission is to ensure that all Australian families experiencing breast cancer have access to a breast care nurse. Cancer Australia’s role is to reduce the impact of all cancers and improve the wellbeing of those diagnosed. It does this by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.

Our Beneficiaries

Australians affected by breast cancer.

Projects in Progress

BCNA resources are free and are designed to help women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families and friends.

Kits

  • My Journey Kit – a free, comprehensive information resource for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Hope & Hurdles pack – a free, comprehensive information resource for women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.
  • My Care Kit – a free kit distributed by health professionals enrolled in the My Care Kit program

Magazines

  • The Beacon – our free national magazine for women with breast cancer and their families and friends. It is published quarterly, and offers women up-to-date information about breast cancer, events, programs and issues of importance to them. Each issue also features stories sent in from women about their experience.
  • The Inside Story – BCNA’s free, quarterly magazine for Australian women living with secondary breast cancer. You can read stories from other women with secondary breast cancer and access resources, support options, services and information about other issues. It is sent out as a supplement to The Beacon magazine.

Other information resources

  • BCNA fact sheets and booklets – BCNA’s fact sheets and booklets – designed to provide more detailed information on a range of topics such as depression and breast cancer, sexual wellbeing, breast cancer and exercise, clinical trials, understanding your breast cancer pathology report, reducing your risk of lymphoedema, and more.designed to provide more detailed information on a range of topics such as depression and breast cancer, clinical trials, understanding your breast cancer pathology report, reducing your risk of lymphoedema, etc.
  • Helping a Friend or Colleague with Breast Cancer – a brochure that offers tips and advice from women who have had breast cancer.They share things they found helpful and unhelpful.
  • BCNA research reports – reports on BCNA research projects that focus on key issues for women diagnosed with breast cancer, such as survivorship, exercise, sexuality, and more.
  • Book and DVD reviews by women who have had breast cancer – reviews written by women who have had breast cancer, which are provided to help you find something that suits your own particular need.

Our People

CEO

Christine Nolan, CEO

Leadership Team

Born and raised in Queensland and a social worker by training, Christine has enjoyed a diverse career in human services over more than three decades in Queensland, Victoria and the ACT.

Christine has worked in social work education, local government, the not-for-profit sector and a range of government agencies. She has also worked as a sole operator consultant and has spent a year volunteering in Thailand at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS. She is passionate about the wellbeing of women, children and young people.

Christine has 20 years’ experience as an executive with experience in managing policy and program development, service delivery and service purchasing and funding. In 1997, Christine was awarded Telstra Queensland Business Woman for Government and Community Services in recognition of her work to address domestic violence and her contribution as the first female executive and inaugural Director of Community Services at Logan City Council.

Since February 2011, Christine has been the Executive Director, Office for Children, Youth and Family Support for the ACT Government, responsible for child protection, youth justice and family support. In this capacity she has driven extensive reform and service improvements in child protection and youth justice service delivery.

Christine commenced as CEO at BCNA in February 2015.

Names of Board Members

  • Marg O’Donnell, AO (Chair)
  • Andrea Hull, AO (Deputy Chair)
  • Raelene Boyle, AM MBE
  • Kathryn Fagg
  • Michael Happell
  • Terry Bracks, AM
  • Megan James
  • Christobel Saunders
  • Debbie Smith
  • Dorothy Keefe
  • Bruce Mann

Registration Information

ABN

16 087 937 531

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

Your donation will help us provide free programs, resources and support to all Australians affected by breast cancer no matter who they are or where they live.

We need your help!

We couldn’t do what we do without the support of people like you who share our passion and commitment.

Breast cancer is still the most common cancer among Australian women and it is essential that our services continue to grow to meet the increase in women diagnosed each year.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

How to donate

  • Make a secure online donation now
    By making your donation online you will greatly assist us in reducing our administration costs.
  • Phone 1800 500 258 during office hours with your credit card details
  • Send a cheque or money order to:

    BCNA
    293 Camberwell Road
    Camberwell, Victoria, 3124

Thank you for your support!

Other support

With the support of our Major Partner and Sponsors we are working towards our vision that all Australians affected by breast cancer will receive the very best information, treatment, care and support.

Major partner – Bakers Delight

Supporting sponsors

  • Berlei
  • Sussan
  • Australia Post

Government support

  • Cancer Australia

For more information on BCNA’s other sponsors, supporters and licensing partners please visit the Sponsorship page on our website.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

BCNA is fortunate to have the support of 40 generous volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering with BCNA, please contact us on 1800 500 258 or email beacon@bcna.org.au

Our Annual Reports

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