Breast Cancer Support Annual General Meeting

With special guest speakers Libby Burgess (Chair, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition/BCAC), Philippa Reed (CEO Sweet Louise), and Terre Nicholson (BCAC)

Monday 25 March 2019, 7pm
Auckland Cancer Society (Domain Lodge)
1 Boyle Crescent, Grafton, Auckland

"Better treatment and care for New Zealanders living with advanced/secondary breast cancer."

Our guest speakers:
BCAC Chair Libby Burgess has actively campaigned on a range of breast cancer issues including the need for fully funded access to Herceptin and other breast cancer medicines. In 2011, Libby was made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to women’s health.

Philippa Reed is the CEO of Sweet Louise, a charitable Trust committed to improving the quality of life for New Zealanders living with secondary breast cancer through the provision of information, advice, support and access to a range of free practical and therapeutic services.

Terre Nicholson was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer in 2013 and given less than two years to live. She has beaten the odds and is stable in 2019. Terre is passionate about making funded life-extending medications available for those living with Stage 4 breast cancer.

All are welcome to attend our AGM. 

If you would like to become a financial member of BCS, and receive voting rights at the AGM and a say in the running of Breast Cancer Support, please visit our Support Us page for membership information and payment. The annual membership fee is just $25 and can be paid here online, on the night of the AGM (cash or cheque please), or by direct credit - please email us for details.

The following documents will be available at the meeting or prior to the meeting upon request: the Annual Report and Statement of Accounts, a list of nominees for the Committee, notice of any motions to be considered, and the Committee's recommendations about those motions.

Light refreshments will be served.

We look forward to seeing you. Parking is available at the venue: please check in with Reception on arrival for entry to the secure parking area.

For more information, please call 0800 273 222 or email

Libby Burgess
Libby Burgess

"It's tragic that our vulnerable women have to march on Parliament to call for access to treatments that they would get as a matter of course in other developed countries. All people in New Zealand should have the medicines they need. We should not be denying people medicines that give them more time with their families and in their communities, and ease their suffering.  We are not a third world country but our medicines funding is heading that way. New Zealand ranks 19th out of 20 OECD countries for access to new medicines and that's shocking." 

Libby Burgess, Chair, Breast Cancer Aotearoa Coalition


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