Celebrity cook and author Nadia Lim is encouraging people to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this May to raise funds for Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
“It’s food, friends and fundraising in a fun way for a heart-warming and very important cause,” Nadia said.
“Having recently met some incredibly inspiring women who have survived breast cancer, I’m even more motivated to help raise funds that will save lives. I encourage everyone to get involved and host a breakfast, hopefully inspired by some of the recipes I’ve developed especially for Pink Ribbon Breakfast.”
May is Pink Ribbon Breakfast month and the foundation hopes to better last year’s total of over 3200 breakfasts across New Zealand, which were attended by 90,000 people and raised $1.7 million.
Proceeds from the breakfasts will go towards breast cancer research, with a focus on support for clinical trials, immunotherapies, preventing the spread of cancer, improving clinical practice for better patient outcomes, and treatments for advanced breast cancer.
More than 3000 women a year, or eight women a day, are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand, with no family history of the disease in 90-95% of women who are diagnosed.
BCFNZ recommends women consider having yearly breast screening mammograms at age 40-49 years of age, then screen every two years from age 50.
Evangelia Henderson, chief executive at Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said the funds raised will help make up for the shortfall in dollars available for research in New Zealand.
“We have top-notch researchers working in the hottest areas of cancer research, such as vaccines and immunotherapy, but often there’s simply not enough money to take their work forward to a stage where patients can benefit.”
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