In 2020, our support focused on young women with breast cancer. Young women diagnosed with breast cancer have a unique set of needs including fertility preservation and raising a young family while undergoing treatment. Sussan provided funding for podcasts, the creation of specific content for young women in the My Journey online tool, BCNA conferences for young women and consumer representative training designed specifically for young women.
Prior to 2020, Sussan also funded a BCNA research project and provided HR advisory expertise to explore the return to work experiences of women following breast cancer. The funding allowed BCNA to understand gaps in support services and identify the programs, tools and information that could best support women returning to work. Sussan is continuing to support this project through the development of a work & breast cancer hub on the BCNA website with resources for employees, employers, self-employed and colleagues.
Sussan was also proud to support BCNA’s State of the Nation project. Through national research and consultation, the project documented the progress made over two decades of breast cancer activism in supporting Australians affected by breast cancer. The report continues to guide and inform the focus for BCNA moving forward and Sussan is already working with BCNA to create a real time solution for State of the Nation 2.0.
Sussan supports BCNA through:
Donations from BCNA product sales in-store
Distributing information to our customers about BCNA and its services
Workplace giving program with Sussan team members
Support of BCNA’s merchandise development
Participation in BCNA events and forums