Sweet Connection: latest news and inspiration

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Sweet Connection is the latest newsletter for Sweet Louise supporters. Hear from Marino who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the age of 49. Thanks to your support, Marino is living her life to the fullest and creating precious memories with her whānau. Find out about Polly Thomas’ bike ride across the country and meet our amazing Northland volunteer Robyn! Download and read Sweet Connection (pdf)

Update on member meetings

COVID-19 UPDATE: Monday, 21 September 2020 With the announcement that Auckland will remain at level 2 lockdown, we will continue to place on hold all face-to-face activities in Auckland until the next update from the government on Covid-19 alert levels on 5th October The safety of our members is our first priority and this decision has been made with this in mind. Better news for the rest of New Zealand. … Read More

You give me the energy to keep on going

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In January 2020, 33-year-old teacher Nikki Black found out that her breast cancer had spread to her bones, making it incurable, but treatable. Nikki lives in Auckland with her partner and her two girls – Keira, age 11, and Alisha, age 8. “In November 2019 I was busy with term four activities when I woke up one night and felt a lump. At first the news sounded OK – the … Read More

Mask up! Make your own face mask

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Many of our amazing supporters have been in touch to ask if they can help to make reusable face masks for Kiwis struggling with incurable breast cancer and Covid-19. For women with incurable breast cancer, living with a compromised immune system, struggling with the hidden costs of cancer, and already carrying a heavy load of anxiety and fear, you can imagine the enormous toll the current Covid situation is taking … Read More

Covid Compassion Kit

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Right now there are Kiwis struggling with a diagnosis of incurable breast cancer and Covid-19. Increased anxiety and the hidden costs of cancer mean many women and their families are finding it difficult to cope. Over the last few days, we have spoken many Auckland-based women with incurable breast cancer who don’t have face masks – and simply can’t afford to buy one. For our women with incurable breast cancer, … Read More

What you give is huge

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Finding the strength to carry on with a diagnosis of incurable breast cancer. Your donation today will help women like Marino find their strength to carry on. To feel the connection that each and every one of us needs to live our lives to the fullest. To know they are not alone in their time of need. That is a very special gift indeed. Marino was diagnosed with advanced breast … Read More

Cancer is just a word

Jessy Terry from Mokau in the Taranaki region (age 76) has been a Sweet Louise member for 12 years. She brings an incredible warmth and generosity and to the member meetings – leaving a deep impression on those she meets. Our Support Coordinator Nicki, says there is something very special and spiritual about Jessy. We hope her story here conveys some of this. Meet Jessy About 12 years ago I … Read More

Job vacancy: Fundraising Campaign Executive

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Sweet Louise provides practical, emotional and financial support to over 750 New Zealanders with incurable breast cancer. We can’t take the cancer away, but we can help them to live as well as possible, for as long as possible. With a growing membership, our small but ambitious fundraising team is ready to take our fundraising to the next level whilst delivering the best supporter experience a donor can have. This … Read More

Cycling for a beautiful friend

Polly Thomas started a 30-day Tour Aotearoa bike ride across New Zealand in March 2020 in memory of her beautiful friend Patricia Weiss, who lost her battle with incurable breast cancer two years ago. Polly’s tour was unfortunately cut short due to the lockdown, but not before she’d raised nearly $3000 for Sweet Louise. “Patricia was such a beautiful, special friend to me and I am honoured to be able … Read More

Member meetings postponed

COVID-19 UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST 2020 With the Covid cases appearing in Auckland, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all our face-to-face meetings with members until Friday, 28 August. We’ll review this decision again on Friday, 28 August. We’re disappointed – but the health and safety of our Sweet Louise community is our absolute priority. Please contact your Support Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns. Our … Read More

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