Member Meetings Feb-Apr 24

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Upcoming Member Meetings Member meetings will only go ahead if it is safe to do so in each local area and short notice decisions and changes may be required. For questions about meetings, please contact your Support Coordinator, email [email protected] or call 0800 112277.  You can also check the full meeting calendar for more information. NORTHLAND RSVP to Sara on 021 091 06694 or 0800 112277 or email [email protected] Whangarei: … Read More

Register for Member’s Day 2024 in Christchurch

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We’re excited to announce our first Member’s Day for 2024 will be in Christchurch on 16 March at the Chapel Street Centre, 68 Harewood Road, Papanui. This will be a day to honour you and members from across the region and take part in practical workshops on wellbeing and self-care with advanced breast cancer. It’s also a great chance to connect with other Sweet Louise members. A delicious lunch is also … Read More

ABC Global Alliance International Consensus Conference

Sweet Louise CEO, Catrin, and Head of Member Services, Lorraine, were privileged to receive grants to attend the Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) Global Alliance Conference in Portugal in November 2023. Also on the team was Sweet Louise member, Denise, who attended as a representative of Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition and Metavivors. At the conference there were great sessions on scientific, medical and research updates, as well as rehabilitation and the … Read More

Festive cheer

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Thanks to Sweet Louise friends and supporters, every Sweet Louise member that we support received a Christmas Care package again this year. We are thrilled to bring this festive cheer! Plus, the packs are a reminder to our members to take time to relax and to look after themselves at this busy time of year. We received hundreds of thank you messages, so here are just a few: “Your supporters … Read More

Birthday donation

Thank you so much to Mandy who donated her recent birthday to Sweet Louise. Instead of receiving birthday gifts for herself – Mandy raised $900 to help Sweet Louise support Kiwis with advanced, incurable breast cancer. Mandy said: “I have lost beautiful friends and family to incurable breast cancer. As I turn 60 years old, I am blessed to be here and in good health. To celebrate this and instead … Read More

Member newsletter: December 2023

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Welcome to your December newsletter – the last of 2023! We are highlighting our new support coordinators, there’s an update on Member’s Day and meet our member Nicole. Read the December newsletter

I treasure every day

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When Nicole was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she was told there was hope of fighting and surviving. Then just one week later, a CT scan confirmed that the cancer had already spread to her liver – Nicole’s cancer was stage 4, advanced breast cancer. “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2023,” says mum of four Nicole. ”Little Emelia was just 10 months old when I found a … Read More

Super Hosts

This Sweet October, our amazing hosts and their friends raised more than $77,000 to support Kiwis living with advanced breast cancer. Thanks so much to all our incredible, caring and generous Sweet October party people. From the bottom of our hearts…THANK YOU!

For my sister

Thanks so much to Deigna and Aidan who ran the Auckland half marathon in November, raising over $1000 for Sweet Louise! Deigna said, “After my sister, Nicole, was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer at the age of 36, I felt a strong desire to support women facing a similar challenge. My sister has four young children and I’ve witnessed first-hand the impact this diagnosis has on women and their families. … Read More

Big engines, big hearts

The fabulous Women’s V8 group held their 10th Anniversary Cruise from Wellington to Shannon last week to raise funds for Sweet Louise. We are very grateful to these awesome women for supporting our cause for so many years. This year, they raised an incredible $5178 and have raised almost $40,000 over the last 10 years!

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