National Breast Cancer Foundation: Pinktober 2018

Leah Cleary

31 October 2018

Pinktober shines a spotlight on breast cancer awareness and highlights the work that the National Breast Cancer Foundation does in funding world class research into breast cancer research, finding answers and improving outcomes for the 1 in 8 women and 1% of men diagnosed each year.  More info on this work can be found at

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, with eight women dying from the disease every day. Incidence is on the rise – meaning, more mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, friends and families will be impacted.

In 2018, NBCF has committed $11 million to fund 20 new research projects. From understanding the genetic basis of the disease, to developing new diagnostic tools, preventative measures, and targeted treatments – they explore promising areas of investigation across the spectrum.

We receive no government funding. With the community in our corner, we’re working towards one determined goal: zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

To find out more about Pinktober, contact Judi Adams on