New Zealand has the 7th highest incidence rate of breast cancer in the world of 1 in 9.

With an incidence rate of 1 in 9 means 1 woman every 3 hours will be diagnosed, nearly 2 women per day will die from the disease.

Breast Cancer Cure is New Zealand's only not-for-profit organisation established solely to support research into breast cancer.  Funds raised are allocated to only the most outstanding and visionary research and researchers in New Zealand - our sole criteria being knowledge and breakthroughs in both clinical and genetic research that move us closer towards a CURE and a future free of the fear of breast cancer for New Zealand women, and to protect our next generation of young girls from what their mothers and grandmothers are going through today.


Since it’s establishment, Breast Cancer Cure has funded many significant research projects in New Zealand, totaling close to $10 million in grants due to the lack of government funding directly into breast cancer. Some of the New Zealand institutions to benefit from Breast Cancer Cure's work include the University of Canterbury, the University of Otago, The Liggins Institute in Auckland, the Malaghan Institute in Wellington, University of Auckland and Massey University.


Our work continues to grow in importance, especially as breast cancer in New Zealand grows at epidemic proportions. The lives of over 660 New Zealand women of all ages and all walks of life are being lost each year. This disease has a devastating impact on women and their families throughout this country, across all ages and social groups. The continued escalation of cases can only have a negative effect on our society.


Breast Cancer Cure is committed to finding a CURE for breast cancer.


We are proud and very fortunate to have the high calibre of hard working Ambassadors so passionate about the goal to find a cure.


General Manager
Phillipa Green


Events Manager

Kim Beere


Events Co-ordinator

De-arna Gardiner


Business Administrator

Lynda Hanson



Only with the energy, ideas and time of our truly inspiring volunteers are many of our events and fundraisers throughout the year possible.


To find out more about volunteering with the Breast Cancer Research Trust, please contact us.



Tony Moffatt - Chairman

Nicky Greville

Fay Sowerby

Martin Cooper

Hilary Lewis

Pippa Lekner

Robin Stevenson


0800 227 828

P O Box 91127 Victoria Street West

Auckland 1142, New Zealand