Sussan is a proud sponsor of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Our long-standing partnership began in 2005 and together with the support of our customers we have raised more than $1,800,000.
Every day in Australia 48 women will be told they have breast cancer. This year alone 17,586 women and 150 men will need support. BCNA provides much needed support to women, men, their families, colleagues and friends.
BCNA works to ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. The organisation is represented by the iconic Pink Lady silhouette, known to many as the shape created on the MCG every few years. You can learn more about the work of BCNA at bcna.org.au.
BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and consists of a network of more than 120,000 members and 300 Member Groups.
Our support and fundraising has assisted BCNA to develop new resources and programs, and our recent focus has been on supporting BCNA’s cultural diversity program. This program has enabled BCNA to provide accessible information and support to women from diverse cultural backgrounds affected by breast cancer, including resources written in a range of languages.
Sussan has recently funded a BCNA research project and provided HR advisory expertise to explore the return to work experiences of women following breast cancer. The funding has allowed BCNA to understand gaps in support services and identify the programs, tools and information that could best support women returning to work. Sussan is continuing to support this project through the development of a return to work hub on the BCNA website.
Sussan is also proud to support BCNA’S State of the Nation project which will transform the way women and men with breast cancer are treated and cared for across Australia. Through national research and consultation, the project will document the progress that has been made over two decades of breast cancer activism in supporting Australians affected by breast cancer, and engage and activate BCNA members and other community supporters to advocate for better treatment, care and support in their local communities. The project will deliver a State of the Nation report in 2018, which is the year of BCNA’s 20th anniversary.
Sussan supports BCNA through:
- Donations from BCNA product sales in-store
- Distributing information to our customers about BCNA and their services
- Workplace giving program with Sussan team members
- Support in BCNA’s merchandise development
- Production of apparel for BCNA’s Community leaders and volunteers
- Participation in BCNA events and forums
We would like to thank our customers who play a vital role in our long-standing partnership with BCNA – not only by purchasing BCNA products in-store, but also by helping to spread the word about BCNA and the support they provide to people. Through your support we are reaching out to those women and their families who need help.
If you or someone close to you has been affected by breast cancer please go to bcna.org.au or call 1800 500 258 to receive a My Journey Kit, a free evidence-based information resource written by women for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
To find out more about BCNA and all their programs and services go to bcna.org.au.