Survivorship Programme

photoThe Survivorship programme is back for 2016.

The event will be held on Saturday 27th August, 2016 at The Granary, Founders Park, Nelson.

  • Guest Speakers
  • Includes Lunch & Refreshments
  • FREE ENTRY for patients (past & present) and carers
  • Spaces Limited
  • View the programme

Please CONTACT US to book your space.

In 2014 the NRBCT ran its inaugural Survivorship Programme almost 100 delegates attended. The conference was specially developed for breast cancer patients and their carers and focused on moving forward with life beyond treatment for Breast Cancer.

Guest speakers and health care professionals presented sessions throughout the day aimed to help delegates understand the facilities available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery. The emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors move forward and embrace life.

Survivorship Day

photoA big thank you to everybody who helped make The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust’s inaugural Survivorship Day such a huge success.

Almost 100 delegates enjoyed wonderful presentations by guest speakers throughout the day. All sessions were aimed at helping delegates understand what facilities are available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery, the emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors deal with both physical and emotional changes, allowing them to move forward and embrace life.

We hope to run the Survivorship Days bi-annually in future, and have several fundraising events coming up later in the year, including the annual Bootcamp for Breast Cancer (16th November) in order to fund an ongoing programme.

Survivorship Day

SurvivorCircleThe Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust is pleased to invite patients, carers and health professionals to a Survivorship Day. The focus of the day is on moving forward with life beyond treatment for Breast Cancer.

This study day is FREE for patients (past & present) and carers.

We have arranged a list of guest speakers:

  • Ros Pochin – Consultant breast Surgeon – Breast reconstruction
  • Helen Nott – Physiotherapist  – The PINC programme
  • Luke Newnham  – Consultant radiologist – ongoing screening
  • Yvonne Ferguson – Lymphodema specialist
  • Kim McFadden – Consultant gynaecologist – managing the menopause
  • Greg Witika – WBCS – Fit Flamingoes
  • Julie Forbes  – Little Boutique – Breast prostheses
  • Andrea Fairbairn – Survivor
  • Naomi Johnson – Dietician with the PHO – weight control and eating for bone health
  • Kate Gregory – Medical Oncologist – managing side effects of treatment
  • Deb Knapp – Psychologist – Coping with uncertainty

WHEN: FRIDAY 16th MAY – 9:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

WHERE: The Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive

Lunch & Refreshments Provided

Please Email Kim Miccio (Trustee) to reserve your space, numbers are limited.

It’s almost October, and we’re getting in the pink!

We’re gearing up for our biggest fundraising month of the year!

Please join us for BC4BC 2013 on 19th October, our target is to get 250 people on board this year. Registrations have now opened.

We have already confirmed corporate sponsorship for the event to the value of $7000 thanks to local businesses. We’re encouraging you to register early for the event and then raise as much as you can in personal sponsorship, everyone who raises over $100, will go into the draw to win a three course meal for two, with wine, at Hopgoods!

Remember BC4BC is suitable for all fitness levels, with the emphasis very much on having fun and dressing in pink!

Tickets are also on sale at JAYS & KO for our annual raffle of a wonderful Lloyd Harwood painting! Thank you Lloyd for the kind donation!

2013 Raffle poster draft


October 2012 – $20,000 raised!

We’re pleased to announce that throughout October 2012 the trust has raised approximately $20,000!

The annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer has raised over $13,000.

Of the total pool raised at the boot camp, $6,000 was received from corporate sponsorship, and over $7,000 from event registration fees, personal sponsorship, raffle tickets and refreshment sales.

Further funds were raised from Pink is Infashion, held at Jays on Bridge earlier in the month and from other donations, including funds raised from the auction of a custom designed Benjamin Black ring.

All of the money we raise goes directly towards helping local patients and their families, so we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who continues to support the trust, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Crusaders’ Star Tom Marshall Turns Pink for Boot Camp

PRESS RELEASE: Crusaders and Tasman Makos rugby union representative player, Tom Marshall, will be working out in pink at the annual Boot Camp for Breast Cancer this Sunday October 28, as a show of his support for the event, which marks the finale to a month of fundraising activities organised by the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust.

Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust Founder Kate Coote says online entries are still open for the two hour fun focused boot camp, which raised over $36,000 last year.

“I strongly encourage all Nelsonians to follow Tom Marshall’s lead and come along to the event this Sunday – it’s set to be a fantastic morning out for not only local women but men as well,” says Coote.

“It’s a two hour low level boot camp, which means it is really more about having fun while working out, plus there are some spectacular spot prizes to be won, particularly for people who dress up in pink inspired outfits.”

Marshall says he’s looking forward to helping raise awareness for the cause, and hopes people will get behind it.

“The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust support not only patients, but their families as well, through what can be a very difficult time, and all of the money the trust raises stays in the region,” says Marshall.

“Getting involved with the boot camp was the least I could do to help support them – plus it looks like a whole lot of fun, and I hope the rest of Nelson does too,” says Marshall.

Pink is Infashion

A huge thank you to everybody who helped to raise $4540 at Pink Is Infashion on 11th October!

What a fabulous evening of fashion, fun and fabulous-ness! (Ok we just made that word up, but it seemed appropriate!).

Thank you to everybody who came along and everybody who supported the event, including……….


  • Aldo Miccio
  • Be Adult Boutique
  • Benjamin Black
  • Caci Clinic
  • Cardells
  • Chere Harris
  • Cooper & Rouge
  • Di Pierri’s
  • Earthbloom
  • Foxy Lady
  • Fresh Choice
  • Gary Munroe
  • Jays
  • Jewel Beetle
  • Karen Gill
  • Katie Gold
  • Kudos Food Design
  • Living Light Candles
  • Lloyd Harwood
  • Matthews
  • Nelson Packaging
  • No 1 Family Estate
  • Oxygen Skincare
  • Page & Blackmore
  • Poppy Western
  • Ros Pochin
  • Sarah Derecourt
  • Skine
  • Speedy Print
  • The Boat Shed
  • The Body Shop
  • Tracy Lee Hogarth
  • Trailways
  • Trelise Cooper
  • Vanilla
  • Wild Tomato

Pink Is Infashion at Jays on Bridge

It’s that time of year again, and top local fashion store Jays on Bridge is in the pink for October, Breast Cancer Awareness month.
As always we’re thrilled that they are supporting the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust by hosting “Pink is Infashion” an evening of fashion and fun, to be held next Thursday 11th October.

  • No 1 Family Estate Bubbles and Canapés
  • See the latest fashions from Jays, Foxy Lady, Shine and Matthews Eyewear
  • Preview Estee Lauder summer products with Prices Pharmacy
  • Sample Oxygen Skincare
  • Goodie Bag
  • Fabulous Auction
  • Spot Prizes
  • Guest Speaker – Our wonderful trust ambassador Ros Pochin

Tickets ($40 each) are limited to 85, and are sure to be a sell out so pop in to Jays buy yours today (on sale Wednesday 3rd October), it’s first come first served!

Raffle tickets on sale now.

The Pink is infashion event takes place on Thursday 10th May, in association with this event we are holding a raffle. Tickets cost $5 each and there are 3 FABULOUS prizes up for grabs!

Brand New You Package:

Transform your body with one term’s membership to the Fat Attack Challenge- with Wairua Body Coaching Systems*
Relax and enjoy an Essential Spa Facial at Woman Beauty Day Spa
Get a new look with a cut and blow wave at Cardells
Look your best with an Estée Lauder Makeover with complimentary lipstick and nail polish to take away from Prices Pharmacy

*Please contact Greg Witika at for next term start date

Weekend Lunch Package:

Travel in style with a brand new loan car from Ms Ford *
Dine with 4 friends for a bistro lunch at Herzog, Blenheim (includes 4 tastings followed by 3 course menu, with matching wines, tea and coffee)
Call in to the No 1 Family Estate Cellar Door for a complimentary tasting and a bottle of bubbles to take home with you

* Please have sober driver present

Retail Therapy Package:

Pure Cotton Pink Mystique robe from Foxy Lady
$250 Jays Voucher
$250 Cooper & Rouge Voucher
$50 Voucher and Dyrberg/Kern Earrings from Shine
$250 Taylors Voucher

You don’t have to be attending the event to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact us if you would like to buy, and we can arrange this.

Pink is Infashion at MS Ford.

MS Ford are supporting the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust by hosting a “Pink is Infashion” event.

The event takes place on Thursday 10th May at 7.00 p.m.

On arrival you’ll be served with canapés and a glass of delicious No 1 Family Estate “No 1 Rosé”. You’ll be treated to a spectacular fashion show with all the latest styles from Jays, Trouble & Fox, Taylors Shoes and Shine.

There’ll be a chance to purchase raffle tickets for one of three luxury raffle prizes, details coming soon… Plus you’ll receive a goodie bag filled with special treats from our sponsors.

Tickets will cost $40 each, and will be available at Jays Fashions, Nelson.