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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

It meant so much to me

“It meant so much to have my family with me to share this beautiful experience,” says Sandy from Christchurch, who recently had a special family day out thanks to supporters like you. Sandy has three children and three grandchildren. Her son lives with her, and her granddaughter lives with them part of the time. “When I was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer – it was a really hard time. I … Read More

My Life Matters

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Sweet Louise is proud to join the #MyLifeMatters campaign to tackle the issue of investment and timely access to new and breakthrough medicines for the people of New Zealand. Together, we are a collective of patient advocate organisations representing more than 1 million patients with cancers, rare disorders, diabetes, and other life limiting conditions. Patient advocate Malcolm Mulholland says: “Kiwis are one diagnosis away from having to move to Australia … Read More

Run with us!

Support Sweet Louise in the 2023 Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Marathon on Sunday, 29 October 2023. Join in New Zealand’s biggest, most iconic, colourful, cultural running celebration. Be part of the action and Run the City and raise funds for Kiwis with incurable breast cancer. Sweet Louise is the only charity in NZ dedicated to supporting Kiwis with stage 4 incurable breast cancer. Our vital work is funded entirely by … Read More

Join us at Gibbs Farm

Sweet Louise is excited to present a rare opportunity to visit Gibbs Farm Sculpture Park on Saturday, 24 February 2024! Gibbs Farm open-air sculpture park is home to a series of major site-specific artworks commissioned from some of the world’s most significant artists including Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor and Richard Serra. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a family day out, wandering around the park admiring the sculptures and exotic animals, … Read More

Team 50K in May!

This May, we challenged Kiwis to Walk 50K to raise crucial funds to support New Zealanders living with incurable breast cancer. We had over 1200 fundraisers walking in every corner of New Zealand – walking a combined total of more than 80,000kms!! Our first-ever Walk 50K This Team raised an astonishing $314,000 to support Kiwis with incurable breast cancer. This is simply incredible, and we cannot thank you enough!

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