October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and an important time to highlight why research in this area is so crucial. In 2022, over 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer (including around 200 men). Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with nine people losing their lives to the disease every day.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. With the continued support of the community, NBCF are working towards one determined goal: Zero deaths from breast cancer.

The only way to stop deaths from breast cancer is by funding research to improve our understanding of how breast cancer originates, grows and spreads so that we can stop it in its tracks. Identifying, funding and championing world-class research – research that can help to detect tumour’s earlier and improve treatment outcomes, aims to save lives.

NBCF has funded vital life-saving research into breast cancer since 1994, and the data shows that over 50,000 people with breast cancer have survived to the five-year milestone, thanks largely to research which has driven improvements in prevention, early detection, treatment and care. Since 1994, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer in Australia has increased from 76% to 92% and rising.

Sports tape experts, BodyPlus® Australia, will help fund life-changing breast cancer research by donating 50 cents to NBCF for every pink sports tape sold. Not only does the BodyPlus tape help provide joint support without restricting essential movement while working out, but it’s also an easy way to show your support.

Available in the popular 3.8cm Rigid tape as well as Kinesiology tape varieties, BodyPlus® Pink tape can be found in selected pharmacies nationwide.

Hot now

Free mental health webinars for Mental Health Month this October

Despite technology (or perhaps because of it), our lives seem to be busier than ever, and we are less connected. Many of us fe...

5 Great Ways to Imbue Your Rental Home with Timeless Australian Style

Australian interior design is quite unique, and chances are that you would be able to spot an Aussie-style interior even if you ...

Guide to an Action-Packed Summer in Lake Mac

Panning a fun-in-the-sun getaway for the summer holidays? Don’t risk delays and cancellations at the airport, grab the family an...