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 $2,300,000.
In 2019 it is estimated 19,535 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer, that is at least 53 women each day. BCNA provides a much needed support to women, men, their families, colleagues and friends and consists of a network of more than 120,000 members.
BCNA works to ensure Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. The organisation 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 https://www.bcna.org.au/
Through the support of our customers and team, Sussan is currently supporting BCNA with their key focus and activities to support young women with breast cancer. Young women have a unique set of needs to older women with breast cancer.
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. (Work and Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer Network Australia)
Sussan was also proud to support BCNA’s State of the Nation project. Through national research and consultation, the project has documented the progress that has been made over two decades of breast cancer activism in supporting Australians affected by breast cancer.
The State of the Nation report will continue to guide and inform the focuses for BCNA moving forward.
Sussan supports BCNA through:
- Donations from BCNA product sales in-store
- Distributing information to our customers about BCNA and their services
- Workplace giving program with Sussan team members
- Support in BCNA’s merchandise development
- Participation in BCNA events and forums
We would like to thank our customers who play a vital role in our long-standing partnership with BCNA – not only by purchasing BCNA products in-store, but also by helping to spread the word about BCNA and the support they provide to people. Through 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, evidence-based information resource written by women for women diagnosed with breast cancer. To find out more about BCNA and all their programs and services go to bcna.org.au.
To find out more about BCNA and all their programs and services go to bcna.org.au.