Breast Cancer Network’s 1st National Conference for those who have experienced Breast Cancer was an amazing experience - informative and inspiring, fabulous and fun! It will long be remembered by the 450 delegates for the exciting and enjoyable experience of sharing and learning together.
The conference theme, Moving Forward Together – Ahu Whakamua Tatou, reflected the atmosphere and sense of purpose through the three days of plenary sessions and workshops. For those who attended, a vital component of the conference was the opportunity to collectively “make a difference” by participating in workshop discussions and recommendations. 63 recommendations came from the conference workshops and these now form the basis of projects that BCN and others are working on.
- The women who attended the Cultural Aspects of Care for Pacific Island Women workshop held an inaugural fono (meeting) in December 2007 in Papatoetoe, Auckland with a view to forming a group.