Buzz for Breasts

Mary’s ‘Buzz for Breasts’ Fundraiser! Inspired by a friend who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, Mary Hambly from Dunedin is raising funds for Sweet Louise by shaving off all her hair! Everyone is invited to join her for the ceremonial cutting at 6pm on Wednesday, 2 December, at A Dog With Two Tails, 25 Moray Place, Dunedin. Mary will also be selling her long locks to Freedom Wigs and … Read More

Join us at Gibbs Farm, 20 February 2021

We’re delighted to be able to offer this rare opportunity to visit the stunning Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park on Saturday 20th February 2021. Gibbs Farm open-air sculpture park is home to a series of major site-specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, Len Lye and Richard Serra. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a family day out, wandering around the park admiring … Read More

A collage of kindness

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Emma Prill is a Tauranga-based artist who has exhibited her gorgeous botanical collages both nationally and internationally. Her largest work to date is her installation ‘Colourfield’ which was an immersive large scale garden, made entirely from canvas and cardboard, that took over the main atrium of Tauranga Art Gallery.At a recent workshop, Emma shared her knowledge, methods and inspiration with the Sweet Louise community, where all those taking part had … Read More

Women’s V8 Car Cruise

The Women’s V8 Car Cruise 2020 took place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month – and as well as bringing noise and a flurry of pink to roads of Wellington and the Manawatu, the women raised an incredible $4000 for Sweet Louise and for New Zealanders with incurable breast cancer.Women from across the lower North Island met up in their V8 muscle cars in Lower Hutt, cruising up through Plimmerton, Levin … Read More

Celebrating strength and beauty

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Gifts to the Future, He Koha ā Mua Legacy Project The Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition (BCAC) in partnership with Sweet Louise, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and Metavivors NZ has launched the Gifts to the Future, He Koha ā Mua Legacy Project to enable a number of New Zealanders with advanced breast cancer to create video legacies recording moments, memories, messages and insights they would like to share. It’s hoped these … Read More

Here for NZ

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Sweet Louise is grateful for the support of Foodstuffs NZ during what is a very challenging time for New Zealanders affected by incurable breast cancer. Being part of their “Here for NZ” programme, means we can provide emergency supermarket vouchers for families facing financial hardship, helping make sure they can access healthy and affordable food. When this year’s Covid-19 pandemic hit, it became clear that many New Zealanders were in … Read More

Sweet October sweeps the nation!

Sweet October events are happening right now, right across the country!! Thank you to everyone taking part. Whether you’re in the final throws of organising your event, or still finding crumbs on the carpet – you’re absolutely amazing and your efforts will make a huge difference to New Zealanders who are living with incurable breast cancer. So far, through your Sweet October events, you have raised an incredible $83,000!!  Every dollar you have raised will … Read More

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day: 13 October

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October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day – a chance to raise awareness of incurable, metastatic breast cancer in New Zealand and highlighting that not all breast cancer can be cured. Most importantly, it is a day to honour and celebrate the courage of the more than 750 New Zealanders who are currently living with a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. “Metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage 4 … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month starts today and we are so grateful to all our community who continue to raise awareness and bring support to New Zealanders with stage 4 incurable breast cancer. October 13 marks Metastatic Breast Cancer Day, which brings attention to secondary, incurable breast cancer. On this day, we celebrate the strength and beauty of Kiwis who will not survive their breast cancer diagnosis – but who live … Read More

There’s no masking the care

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Thank you to everyone who answered the call to support Kiwis struggling with a diagnosis of incurable breast cancer and Covid-19. We were really concerned to hear how many women with incurable breast cancer didn’t have access to a face mask, and were finding it difficult to cover the cost of buying a reusable mask. So we asked for your help. People from across New Zealand – and as far … Read More

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