“Before I die, I want to get a message to every woman in the country that they need to look after themselves and their friends and family.”
Words from former TV presenter Helena McAlpine. She has terminal breast cancer.
October is New Zealand’s Breast Cancer Action Month and this year the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has launched a campaign with a very important message for YOU and every nzgirl….
Women need to monitor their breast health from age 20, well before the mammogram screening age.
Fronted by Helena, the campaign features a new recording of Chris Knox’s iconic Kiwi ballad Not Given Lightly, and a music video starring famous and not-so-famous New Zealanders who want to remind the women they love to be vigilant and reduce their risk of breast cancer.
The goal of the campaign is to get every woman in New Zealand to watch the video.
So come on nzgirls, help us rally behind this good cause. Watch the video and share this post. Let’s help the NZBCF reach their goal.
Voices on the single include Tim Finn, Jon Toogood, Alec Bathgate, Princess Chelsea, The Topp Twins, The Naked and Famous’s Alisa Xayalith, Brooke Fraser, Peter Urlich, Hollie Smith and more.
Familiar faces in the video include Helena McAlpine, Sam Neill, Sir Graham & Raewyn Henry, Hollie Smith, Shavaughn Ruakere, Judy Bailey, Stacey Morrison, Boh Runga and more!
You can buy the new recording of Not Given Lightly on iTunes now.
What else can you do to support the NZBCF this month?
- Make a donation to the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal on Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October
- Register for ‘Pink for a Day’ on Friday 12 October (register here)
- Volunteer to help out at the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal (register here)