WE SUPPORT BCNA
Sussan is a proud sponsor of Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). Our partnership began in 2005 and, together with the support of our customers, we have raised more than $2,400,000.
In 2020 it is estimated 20,168 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That means, on average, 55 people receive a breast cancer diagnosis each day. BCNA provides much needed support to these women and men, their families, colleagues and friends.
THE PINK LADY
BCNA works to ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support. The network is represented by the iconic Pink Lady silhouette, known to many as the shape created on the MCG every few years. You can learn more about the work of BCNA at bcna.org.au.
LATEST INITIATIVES – YOUNG WOMEN
Through the support of our customers and team, Sussan is currently supporting BCNA with its key focus and activities to support 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. In 2020, our support will include funding for podcasts, creating 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.
Previously, Sussan has funded a BCNA research project and provided HR advisory expertise to explore the return to work experiences of women following breast cancer. The funding has 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.
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
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT
We would like to thank our customers who play a vital role in our long-standing partnership – not only by purchasing BCNA products in-store, but also by helping to spread the word about BCNA and the support it provides.
With your support, we are reaching out to those women and their families who need help. If you, or someone close to you, has been affected by breast cancer please go to bcna.org.au or call the BCNA Helpline on 1800 500 258.
BCNA also offers a free digital online tool called My Journey, which is a dynamic, information resource, providing women with instant access to trusted and up-to-date information specifically tailored to their unique diagnosis.
To find out more about BCNA and all its programs and services go to bcna.org.au.