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National Breast Cancer Foundation (Australia)

The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community-funded national organisation in Australia, supporting and promoting research for the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

Since the establishment of NBCF in 1994, over $140 million has been awarded to 479 research projects across Australia to improve the health and well-being of breast cancer patients. Research programs funded by NBCF cover every aspect of breast cancer, from increasing understanding of genetics to improving ways to support women and their families.

Underpinning NBCF's approach is the National Action Plan for Breast Cancer Research and Funding, a blueprint for accelerating our knowledge and understanding of breast cancer. The National Action Plan focuses on funding collaborations with other like-minded organizations, including the state-based Cancer Councils and Cancer Australia. This ensures a coordinated approach to research while providing an opportunity to monitor and report outcomes to supporters.

NBCF does not receive any government funding and therefore relies on corporate and community support to continue its work. Key fundraising initiatives of NBCF are October Pink Ribbon campaigns, including Pink Ribbon Breakfast, Pink Ribbon Day, Pink Magazine, Global Illumination and Pink Ribbon Licensed Products. In addition, NBCF works with corporate partners on cause-related campaigns.

NBCF works with third parties on major fund raising events such as the Mother's Day Classic, a national walk or run for breast cancer held annually.

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  • "Celebs unite for National Breast Cancer Foundation". The Daily Telegraph. Australia. 21 August 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2010.

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