Big Smiles Colouring Competition

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When Sweet Louise met with Denise recently to talk about her diagnosis, we were struck by just how bravely she continues to smile, despite all the challenges she faces. It made us think about just how valuable a smile can be. As Denise says: “Sharing a smile means sharing a moment of joy that may make all the difference to someone’s day.” So we’ve decided to a hold a *Big Smiles* … 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

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!

Annual Report 2022-2023

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Your continued care and support inspires and motivates us. Thank you for your support over the last financial year. Your support has enabled us to make a tangible difference to Kiwis affected by incurable breast cancer. Whether you’ve given your time, shared your expertise, joined our events, or made a financial contribution – your compassion, cooperation and collaboration makes our work possible. In this latest Sweet Louise Annual Report, we highlight … Read More

Fill up for good

It’s time to fill up your car with petrol and love! Sweet Louise has been chosen to receive a share of $4,000 at selected Z stations – how much we receive is decided by customer voting between 25 September to 23 October. So please head down to Z and vote for us! All you need to do is buy something from one of the selected Z stations listed below and … Read More

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