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The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Annual Report 2008/2009
Chairperson’s Report. . . . . . . . . .
Medical Advisory Committee. . .
Executive Trustee’s Report. . . . . .
Our 3-year Strategic Plan. . . . . .
Fund-raising. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sponsors & Strategic Partners. .
In the Community. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Funding Recipients. . . . . . . . . . . .
Scholarship Recipients. . . . . . . . .
Our Passionate People. . . . . . . .
Our Board of Trustees. . . . . . . . .
Financial Statements. . . . . . . . . .
Auditor’s Report. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The work of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is
made possible by its supporters, sponsors and volunteers.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation Annual
Report 2008/2009 was prepared and produced by:
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
PO Box 99650, Newmarket, Auckland 1149,
New Zealand.
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To prevent New Zealanders developing
and dying from breast cancer.
We are committed to preventing
New Zealanders developing and dying
from breast cancer through education,
awareness, research, medical support
and development, community outreach
and advocacy.
2008/2009 Targets Met
Board of Trustees
It is a pleasure to present our 2009 Annual Report, which
describes what has been a year of solid achievements for
The Foundation and, in turn, the people we represent and
work so hard for — New Zealanders affected by breast
We couldn’t have achieved this without the generous
support and commitment to the breast cancer cause of
thousands of New Zealanders. Thank you for putting your
faith in The Foundation, enabling us to make a difference
and continue our life-saving activities.
With the help of people like you, great results are being
achieved. More than 80% of New Zealand women can
expect to survive a diagnosis of breast cancer with the
death rate decreasing by nearly 24% between 1995–
2005. However, with an ageing population the incidence
of breast cancer will rise and there will still be a lot more
work to do.
Our Trust Deed clearly states the primary purpose of The
Foundation is to reduce the mortality rate from breast
cancer in New Zealand. In support of this The Foundation
is committed to:
l Education and Awareness
l Early Detection Messages
l Community Support and Outreach Programmes
l Workforce Development for medical and clinical
l Research into breast cancer treatment
l Advocacy for those New Zealanders affected
by the disease.
2009 was a year of consolidation and evaluation, and it
has been necessary to implement several changes within
the structure and operating systems of the organisation
to make it more effective as a breast cancer support and
education provider. A key part of the review process was
the creation of a three-year strategic plan which outlines
the strategy and goals for the NZBCF.
Raise Awareness
The Board of Trustees has approved an ambitious Strategic
Plan for 2009/10, which includes:
l Education Programmes for at risk groups including
Maori, Pacific and Asian women
l Expansion of our funding support of treatment
programmes to include Community Outreach initiatives
l Strategic partnerships for breast cancer education
resources, information and advocacy campaigns
l Advancing the Donor Development model through
Philanthropic sectors such as Trusts, Bequests and
Community Grants.
As a Board, we recognise this plan will require
additional resource, and we anticipate the skill base of
The Foundation will need to broaden. To this end, we have
recruited talented employees with experience in these
key portfolios.
The planned expansion of our community outreach
programmes and partnerships with other breast cancer
support networks meant The Foundation required larger
offices to operate from. In 2009, we secured new premises
and we have been excited to see the impact that has
already had on our ability to support community groups
helping women living with breast cancer.
We look forward to the outputs of these changes and
recognise them as critical to delivering our vision of
preventing New Zealanders from developing breast
cancer, and improving the quality of life for those people
who are affected by the disease.
I would like to thank the management team at The
Foundation for their hard work this year, my fellow
trustees for continuing to guide the development of the
organization and our sponsors and suppliers whose
generosity fuels our programmes and activities.
Lisa Cruickshank
Board of Trustees
Increase Education
Fund Research & Development
Attract More Volunteers
Expand the Patient Register to Christchurch
Secure New Premises
Evolve Community Outreach Programme
Expand services to women with breast cancer
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is guided
by a Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) comprised of 7
multidisciplinary experts.
The Medical Advisory Committee’s role is to:
Medical Advisory
From top left:
Dr Belinda Scott
Breast Surgeon
Professor Ron Kay (retired)
Breast Surgeon
Mr Stephen Mills
Plastic Surgeon
Dr Marli Gregory
Breast Physician
Dr Rheena Ramsaroop
Dr Vernon Harvey
Medical Oncologist
Dr Phyllida Cotton-Barker
Family Doctor (not present)
Give advice to the Board of Trustees regarding medical concerns
l Inform The Foundations position on Medical issues
l Approve all educational material of The Foundation
l Discuss applicants and select all research grant recipients
l Undertake educational evenings on behalf of
The Foundation
l Issue combined statements with Cancer Society
and Breast Screen Aotearoa
l Liaise with the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group
regarding the Breast Cancer Patient Registers
Key Events in 2008 / 09
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF)
was delighted with the Government announcement on 5
December 2008 that 300 New Zealand women each
year with HER2 positive early breast cancer would have
a 12-month course of Herceptin fully funded through the
public health service if their clinician recommended it.
The extended Herceptin funding is fantastic news for
women with HER2 positive early stage breast cancer,
their families and the New Zealand community. The bulk
of scientific data overwhelmingly supports a 12-month
course of Herceptin for those breast cancers for which it
is effective. This decision enables clinicians to recommend
the 12-month course for those patients they believe it will
help, without the financial implications this decision has
previously raised.
Breast cancer was the leading cause of death from cancer
among females in 2005 (647 deaths or 17.1 percent of
female cancer deaths), according to the latest statistics
available from the Ministry of Health. HER2 positive breast
cancer accounts for around 20 – 25% of those cancers
diagnosed or approximately 320 patients per year at a
conservative estimate.
The NZBCF will continue to support and review all new
data on Herceptin and other breast cancer drug treatments
as the information becomes available through clinical trials
and from the New Zealand Breast Cancer Patient Registers
which The Foundation is rolling out with District Health
Boards around New Zealand.
Breast cancer patients will no longer require any special
authority approvals or have to pay any part charges to
gain access to this medication1, resulting in more patients
being able to access this important treatment option.
This is excellent news for our patients who in the past have
had to pay a part-charge for this medication and those
who have had to order this medication from hospitals.
The change to fully subsidised funding means that Arimidex
will be more widely available, which will make accessing
the drug simpler for women undergoing hormone therapy
treatment for breast cancer.
It used to be that all hormone receptor positive
postmenopausal patients received tamoxifen for 5 years.
Recently, data has shown that the aromatase inhibitors
have a slightly better survival and local recurrence rate
to tamoxifen2. It is important that our patients have equal
access to drugs as they do overseas, especially ones that
have been shown to be superior to what our standard
treatment used to be.
Local cancer research boosted by
The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
To date, NZBCF has distributed well over $1,000,000
for breast cancer research and medical grants in New
Zealand. The grants are available for clinical trials or
scientific research promoting advances in the cause,
diagnosis and management of breast cancer.
One of our 2008 recipients of an NZBCF Research Grant
was Dr Jo Perry of the Liggins Institute whose $150,000
grant funded research into why a substantial proportion of
patients develop resistance to frontline anti-estrogen based
therapies for breast cancer, such as Tamoxifen.
The research is aimed at delivering a therapeutic strategy,
with rapid potential clinical application, to improve the
prognosis of patients with hormone-sensitive breast cancer.
Today, close to 85% of NZ women diagnosed with breast
cancer will survive 5 years or more, and the death rate has
decreased by nearly 24% between 1995-20053. Like all
clinicians, and indeed all New Zealanders, I am hopeful
that with vital research such as this to improve treatment
pathways, the 5-year survival rate for women with breast
cancer will increase to over 90% in the next three years.
Access to the frequently prescribed breast cancer
medicine, Arimidex (anastrozole), has been widened
through changes to funding as of 1 February 2009.
Access to Arimidex was previously restricted to patients
with advanced breast cancer and those patients intolerant
or contraindicated to tamoxifen. The change to funding
now means Arimidex is available, and fully subsidised, to
all breast cancer patients for the first time in New Zealand. Dr Belinda Scott,
Breast Surgeon,
Chair of Medical Advisory Committee
1. New Zealand Pharmaceutical
Schedule Update February 2009
2. The ATAC Trialist Group—Effect
of anastrozole and tamoxifen as
adjuvant treatment for early-stage
breast cancer; 100- month analysis
of the ATAC trial. Lancet Oncol
2008; 9: 45–53
3. Ministry of Health (2008). Cancer
New Registrations and Deaths
2005, p.35 Wellington: MOH.
2009/2010 Targets
Executive Trustee’s
2008 was a year of substantial change for the New Zealand
Breast Cancer Foundation including a significant increase in
funding of community outreach programmes, a restructure of
the organisation, and an extended commitment to providing
services to women in New Zealand who are affected by
breast cancer. We are very proud of what we have achieved
and are delighted to issue our first annual report for the year
ended 31 March 2009.
The Foundation’s vision is to prevent New Zealanders
developing and dying from breast cancer. To this end, a bold
three-year strategic plan will see The Foundation invest in
post-treatment services for New Zealand women, promote
increased collaboration and information sharing within the
breast cancer sector, and extend existing education, research
and awareness-raising activities.
As a non-government funded organisation we rely on
donations from public appeals, corporate and commercial
sponsorships, royalties from the sale of Pink Products, grants
from private and community trusts and special events to fund
our activities.
This year The Foundation will look to build on the success of
its Pink Ribbon Breakfasts, organised for the first time in May
2008. We wish to build this initiative over time as a second
annual fundraising, awareness and education event to
support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
We will be expanding our funding platform by building on
fundraising initiatives such as the Pink Ribbon Lottery and
developing a long-term giving plan, which includes a key gift
and bequests programme. The expansion of revenue streams
will be facilitated by a refreshed sponsorship strategy, a
targeted direct marketing programme and, later this year, an
extended range of fundraising merchandise.
The Foundation’s cornerstone education and awareness
programme, which offers a nationwide community education
road show as well as on-request seminars, will take a fresh
approach to communicating the importance of breast health
to New Zealand women. A specific focus will be on obtaining
better engagement with hard-to-reach audiences, including
Maori and Pacific women. We are determined to work with
these diverse health groups to develop programmes and
resources that are effective in encouraging the at-risk groups
to be proactive with their breast health.
Increase the percentage of 45-69 year old
The reorganisation of The Foundation’s staff and the
provision of new roles was a natural progression in the
charity’s development. With a commitment to expanding
our fundraising in the future, it was clear the requirements of
The Foundation would not be met by previous staffing levels.
The new Marketing & Fundraising staff bring significant
expertise and energy to building on the successes the New
Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has already achieved.
This new structure allows us to provide more funding for
projects and research in the community as we now have the
resource to identify new revenue streams and to maximize the
opportunities that currently exist.
A key driver of our expanded funding and support
programme is the redevelopment of The Foundation’s website,
which now hosts improved navigation, a refreshed look and
is a more effective showcase of the wide range of activities
and programmes we provide. Our regular communications
to supporters and stakeholders have been enhanced by
the winter newsletter and online messaging email and viral
Over the next year, The Foundation is committing $1.25
million to fund community-based support programmes and
special projects designed to help women deal with the
physical and psychological effects of breast cancer diagnosis
and treatment.
In addition to the focus on wellbeing, there will be an
expansion of The Foundation’s other services, such as
research and professional development for the medical
community. The planned growth in delivery of services
reflects The Foundation’s commitment to do more for all
New Zealand women.
I would like to thank our Board of Trustees and the Medical
Advisory Committee for their leadership, expertise and
commitment to the strategic growth of the organisation and the
time and energy they commit to the fight against breast cancer.
I must also make special mention of our sponsors, strategic
partners, supporters and the New Zealand community as a
collective for their unwavering support for our cause. To all of
you, on behalf of The Foundation, thank you. We could not
continue this life-saving work without your support.
Heather Shotter,
Executive Trustee
eligible women undergoing screening from
63% to 70%
Develop a wide range of education tools to
inform, educate and involve women from
diverse communities
Continued delivery of free education and
awareness seminars, with particular focus
on ‘hard to reach’ audiences
Increase investment in research
Increase the medical grant and workforce
development programmes
Improve access to breast health services for
all New Zealand women
Monitoring drug access issues
Increase partnerships for funding essential
Develop General Practitioner Education
programme to assist General Practitioners
in their role promoting breast awareness
Reinforce association between NZBCF and
the Pink Ribbon
Develop a comprehensive fundraising
events programme
Prepare a comprehensive donor
development model.
Looking further
— Our 3-year
Strategic Plan
Investing in Rehabilitation and Wellbeing
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation made
investments in services, which will support the well-being
and quality of life for women living with breast cancer.
The Foundation is funding several initiatives to help women
recover from the physical and psychological effects of
breast cancer operations and treatment, and to return to
a normal life.
The first initiative to receive funding from The Foundation’s
new Community Outreach programme was a national
rollout of Pink Pilates. Pink Pilates is a personalised health
programme designed to help women regain their physical
strength, rebuild self-esteem and improve their body
confidence. The programme, which was founded by Lou
James in 2006, has been benefiting Auckland women for
the past two years. Through a strategic partnership with
The Foundation, Pink Pilates is now operating in 12 centres
around the country.
Another rehabilitation programme to receive support
from The Foundation was ywca Encore, which assists
women who have had breast cancer regain their mobility,
flexibility and self-confidence through gentle exercise and
support. With the help of The Foundation, this is now a
nationwide initiative operating in 26 towns around New
Zealand. Building a National Breast Cancer Patient Register
Each year The Foundation provides funding for breast
cancer research and professional development through its
grant programme. Areas within this programme include
the Research Fund, Scholarship Programme and the Breast
Cancer Patient Registers.
Through this latter programme, The Foundation aims to
build a comprehensive national register of breast cancer
information, building on the valuable Auckland, Waikato
and Canterbury breast cancer patient registers, already
established or in development.
The registers consolidate public and private health records
of women with breast cancer to enable health researchers
identify better ways to manage breast cancer treatment
and prevention, including the best care and combination
of therapies. To date, funding of over $620,000 has been
provided to establish the registers in Auckland, Waikato and
The Foundation has discussions underway with public and
private health professionals to establish similar registers in
other centres next year. Increased Support for Education and Awareness
The Foundation’s cornerstone programmes are in
public education and awareness-raising activities, which
provide vital breast cancer information to New Zealand
women and their families. The Foundation’s Breast Health
Education team visit over 60 cities and towns annually to
increase awareness and understanding of breast health
and breast cancer issues.
Implementing Strategic Partnerships
The Foundation is taking an active role in promoting increased
collaboration between breast cancer groups to help identify
gaps for support and treatment of breast cancer patients, and
ensure efficient delivery of services to New Zealand women.
Fundraising Campaigns
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation receives no
government funding and relies on donations from public
appeals, corporate and commercial sponsors and partners
(royalties from the sale of Pink Products), grants from private
and community trusts, and special events to fund its activities.
The Foundation is seeking to secure and strengthen its longterm funding base.
The Foundation is well known for its high profile fundraising
events and, in particular, Breast Cancer Awareness Month in
October, featuring the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal.
Putting the ‘Fun’
in Fund-raising
In the Pink
The Foundation’s annual fashion fundraiser, In the Pink
2008 showcased the best of local fashion design from
supreme leading designers, including Andrea Moore,
Annah Stretton, Caroline Church, Hailwood, Huffer, Helen
Cherry, Jane Rhodes, Little Brother, Liz Mitchell, Triumph
Lingerie, Karen Millen and Zambesi.
and Events
Street Appeal
Our army of Pink Ribbon collectors were out in force for
The Foundation’s annual Street Appeal on Friday 10
October 2008 and raised over $805,000 from the
generosity of the New Zealand community.
Over 4,500 volunteers gave up their time to sell pink ribbons
and they were overwhelmed by the generous support.
Our collectors were stationed from Northland to Invercargill,
with our most isolated collection point being the Chatham
All money raised from the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal has
been put to good use in New Zealand to fund:
The continued provision of free nationwide education
and awareness programmes
l Research
l Medical grants and scholarships
l Breast Cancer Patient Registers in Auckland, Waikato
And Christchurch
l Advocacy for improved treatment waiting times and
better access to medicines l
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
NZBCF raised over $1.3 million dollars through major
fundraising activities during Breast Cancer Awareness
Month in October 2008.
The Foundation’s major fundraising event, The Pink Ribbon
Street Appeal raised just over $805,000. Retail sales of
pink pins and wristbands through schools, clubs and small
businesses generated a further $250,000. Community
giving from the fundraising initiatives of district groups and
individuals such as fun runs, bake sales and afternoon teas
raised a further $104,000.
The event was hosted by The Foundation’s Corporate
Partner Sky City and raised over $100,000, including a
record total for the auction of $55,400.
Funds raised from In the Pink 2008 were applied to the
provision of educational resources, research, medical
grants and scholarships, breast cancer patient registers
and advocacy.
An additional $180,000 was raised through the Dove
Pink Star Walk and strategic partnerships with Firestone,
Bunnings, Loyalty NZ and Kiwi Blue. The Dove Pink Star
Walk, held in The Auckland Domain raised a total of
$45,000, while Firestone’s Pink Cap Drive raised over
$60,000. Kiwi Blue donates $75,000 through their
annual sponsorship from sales of bottled water.
Hope Women’s Golf Classic
The Hope Women’s Golf Classic was held at the Titirangi
Golf Club (Auckland) on Thursday 15 November. The
event was organised by PaRNZ, The Golf House and the
Titirangi Golf Club.
The tournament, which is exclusively for women, attracted
a full field of 128 players. The Hope Women’s Golf Classic
was followed by an auction with $14,000 being donated
to The Foundation.
Pink Ribbon Breakfasts
The first annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast Campaign began
in May when NZBCF and Weight Watchers joined forces
and invited all New Zealanders to hold their very own
Pink Ribbon Breakfast to raise funds for our free public
education seminars.
The Foundation identified May as the month for
remembering and appreciating Mothers. Pink Ribbon
Breakfasts allow participants to share knowledge about
breast cancer and the impact healthy lifestyle choices
can have on a woman’s risk of getting the disease.
Dove Pink Star Walk The third annual Dove Pink Star Walk took place on
Saturday 11 October 2008 and it was pinker than ever.
The streets were awash with some 2,800 people showing
their pink spirit. Many participants wore decorated pink
bras and pink costumes made up of accessories, wigs and
tutus to raise funds for The New Zealand Breast Cancer
Celebrities including Katrina Hobbs, Samantha Hayes,
Jeanette Thomas, Nerida Lister and Shane Cortese led the
group of men, women, children and pets on a picturesque
5km leisurely walk through the Auckland Domain, which
was illuminated pink for the occasion.
This fun 5km stroll is held each year, with proceeds helping
to fund research for the improved treatment of breast
cancer. It is also an acknowledgement of more than 2,500
women diagnosed with, and over 600 women who die of
breast cancer each year in New Zealand.
Global Illumination
The Global Illumination campaign was initiated by
Evelyn Lauder of The Estée Lauder Companies and,
since its launch in 2000, more than 200 prominent
landmarks in more than 40 countries around the world
have participated, including the Empire State Building,
Kensington Palace, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Table
Mountain and Niagara Falls.
Auckland’s Sky Tower was the first New Zealand
monument to join the campaign, and every year the
antipodean time zone ensures it is the first landmark in the
world to be lit in pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.
A record 13 New Zealand landmarks were the first in
the world to light up for the annual Global Illumination
campaign, focusing attention on breast cancer for the
month of October.
Landmarks that lit up around the country this year were:
Sky Tower, Auckland
Calder & Lawson House, Hamilton
SkyCity Casino, Hamilton
City Lights, Rotorua
The Clock Tower, Gisborne
War Memorial Conference Centre, Napier
The Clock Tower, New Plymouth
The Clock Tower, Palmerston North
The Regent on Broadway Theatre, Palmerston North
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington
Canterbury Museum
New Brighton Pier Christchurch
The Water Tower, Invercargill
Top Gear Live
Top Gear Live Gala Dinner raised a fantastic $25,000 for
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. Those lucky
enough to attend were the first to lay eyes on the fabulous
cars and gadgets in the Luxury Car Exhibition, as well
as having premium seats to the first ever Top Gear Live
show in New Zealand as Jeremy Clarkson and Richard
Hammond kicked off their 10 show tour, joined by The Stig
and New Zealand’s own Greg Murphy.
Dinner guests were also the first in New Zealand to get to
go backstage to the “Paddock” to see the cars used in the
show and have the opportunity to meet some of the stunt
drivers and crew.
The Gala Dinner’s guest list included Auckland dignitaries,
media, motoring industryand Auckland celebrities, as well
as the attendance of the Mayor of Auckland City, Hon.
John Banks. The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
was extremely pleased to also have the attendance and
support of the Rt. Hon. John Key, Prime Minister.
Our Sponsors and
Strategic Partners
Sponsors and Strategic Partners
The Foundation is fortunate to have the support of a
number of corporate sponsors and commercial partners
who provide direct financial assistance and proceeds from
the sale of Pink Products each year.
In addition to generating essential funds for The
Foundation’s activities, sponsors and commercial partners
help promote awareness and understanding of breast
health through their own advertising and communications
activities. Before they are able to gain the rights of
promoting their association with The Foundation and its
pink ribbon trademark, sponsors/partners are required
to meet a range of strict criteria to ensure their product or
brand is positively aligned with women’s health.
The Pink Ribbon is one of the most recognised health
symbols in the world, and enjoys 95% brand awareness
here in New Zealand. As custodian of the trademark
in New Zealand, The Foundation believes it has a
responsibility to ensure the symbol is used appropriately to
promote awareness and understanding of breast cancer
and better health outcomes for New Zealand women. It
is implementing a number of new measures to protect the
integrity of the brand, and prevent unauthorised use of the
Pink Ribbon for inappropriate commercial gain — concerns
which have been identified in the United States and other
countries in recent years.
Strategic Partners
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to
have a number of premier supporters, commercial partners
and corporate sponsors who work with The Foundation to
increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for The
Foundation’s activities.
In the Community
The Foundation is privileged to have the support of a
family of sponsors and business supporters who provide
generous support and commitment to the breast cancer
cause. This support is vital to the efficient operation of The
Foundation, enabling us to make a difference and continue
our life-saving activities.
Their support is not only financial. They also help The
Foundation by raising awareness of breast cancer through
their client base and customer promotions, providing
access to their network of contacts and giving generously
of their time and professional services.
National Community Education Road Shows
In 2008, The Foundation’s Breast Health Educators
delivered over 200 free educational seminars to
communities in over 60 cities and towns.
One sponsor of The Foundation who has taken their
support into the public domain is Kiwi Blue water, whose
provocative bottle billboards and bus shelters raising
awareness of breast cancer, with $75,000 provided for
The Foundation in 2008.
Each presentation is tailored in time and content to suit
the needs of the individual group or organisation. It
covers topics such as breast health, breast cancer facts
and statistics in New Zealand, myths, mammograms, risk
factors, breast self checks, lifestyle choices and more.
Premier Supporter
The Lion Foundation has been a premier supporter
of The Foundation for the past three years, providing
an invaluable annual grant to support its nationwide
community education Breast Health Roadshow.
The Roadshow programme achieves many positive results:
The Lion Foundation is a Premier Supporter of The
Foundation providing an invaluable annual grant to fund
the Nationwide Education Roadshow programme.
Each Roadshow is advertised in local papers, on radio
stations and on The Foundation’s website. Posters are also
sent to local organisations and businesses together with a
mail-out to The Foundation’s database.
Awareness — the advertising for the Roadshows serves
as a reminder to women to be breast aware and also
reiterates The Foundation’s key life-saving messages.
l Call for action — women and men are motivated to
attend the Roadshows to find out more information and
gain knowledge about breast cancer and breast health.
l Layering effect — attendees take home information
and free resources from the Roadshow, to share their
knowledge with family and friends throughout their
l Life saving — hundreds of women each year and many
men have attended the Roadshows and ultimately now
have the knowledge to be proactive about their breast
health, and when appropriate encourage and support
others to be proactive.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation also
undertakes FREE breast health seminars to corporates,
workplaces, schools, sports clubs, health conferences,
women’s groups, tertiary institutions, plus many other
groups throughout New Zealand.
The Foundation believes raising awareness of breast
cancer issues and educating all women about breast
health is paramount. Over 2,500 New Zealand women
are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and with
breast cancer having the highest mortality in women,
The Foundation is committed to growing its education
Funding and Grants
Research, and the professional development of those
clinicians who treat breast cancer, are critically important
for those affected. While all of us hope a cure for breast
cancer is on the horizon, it is only through research that we
will find it. Through research it will be possible to create a
clearer, more accurate picture of breast cancer incidence,
care and survivorship in New Zealand. While we wait
for a cure it is research that enables doctors to answer the
questions that affect our survival rate. Through this research
we improve treatment outcomes and give New Zealand
women the chance to die from old age instead of breast
For those families and friends that breast cancer leaves
bereft, The Foundation exists to continue the fight through
the funding of breast screening equipment, advocacy on
best practice for breast cancer treatment and research
to improve the outcomes for women diagnosed with the
disease. Research made possible by the existence of the
Breast Cancer Patient Registers, enable clinicians from
multiple disciplines to investigate the reasons behind
discrepancies in response to treatment.
The Foundation has been supporting this project over the
past six years and has committed to another three years
of funding, bringing total financial support to $620,000
to date. Funding has been provided to the Auckland,
Waikato and Canterbury regions with Wellington coming
on board in late 2009.
Another research project to receive extended funding from
The Foundation is Dr Euphemia Leung of The University of
Auckland. Dr Leung’s research focuses on early detection
of resistance to the anti-estrogen drug Tamoxifen so as to
provide opportunity for early intervention with alternative
treatments for breast cancer patients. The outcome of this
research could make a significant contribution in improving
patient survival.
Projects we were involved with
Other funding provided by The New Zealand Breast
Cancer Foundation:
Christchurch Breast Cancer Register
Auckland Breast Cancer Register
Waikato Breast Cancer Register
Jo Perry, Liggins Institute
Euphemia Leung, Auckland University
Medical Education and Development
Radiation Therapists’ Conference Sydney June
Radiation Therapy Scholarships
Mammography Scholarships
Travel Grants to attend Leura VI International Breast
Cancer Conference
Community Outreach
WONS Pamper days
Sweet Louise
Pink Pilates
ywca Encore Programme
Outward Bound Attendance Grant
Carolyn Weston “Positive Stories on Surviving Breast
Cancer.” Publication of book, 2,000 copies for distribution
to breast cancer clinics, NZBCF library, etc.
Mammography and Radiation Therapy
Recipients of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
Scholarship 2007-2008.
Our Passionate
As pictured (from left):
National Breast Health Educators Janelle Aitken and
Patricia Field provide support for women and their families
living with breast cancer and ensure our important and
often life saving early detection messages continue to
reach the community. They travel New Zealand providing
free public breast cancer education seminars and
workshops in the community. A key focus of their work is to
improve penetration of high risk groups.
Marketing & Communications Manager Suzanne McNicol
has a strategic focus to raise awareness of breast cancer
through public education and to increase the breast
screening rates for the eligible population through media
communications, public relations, direct marketing and
Research Analyst Valerie Pennick is responsible for
gathering quality evidenced–based information on breast
health and breast cancer and providing the meaning
of these facts to the New Zealand public including the
research community and treatment funders and providers.
Our Board
of Trustees
Executive Assistant Amanda Clark provides support for
fundraising, resources for our sponsors and supporters and
assists with developing breast cancer awareness materials.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is governed
by the following Board of Trustees, who give their time and
expertise voluntarily.
Athlae Lyon is the Chair of the Pink Ribbon Bequest
Society Committee in addition to her service on the
Board of Trustees.
Community Events Coordinator, Katie Davis provides
administrative and creative support to more than 1000
individual community events every year.
As pictured (from left):
Dr Ronald Kay MBChB, FRACS has been a Trustee of the
New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation for 15 years and
chaired The Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee for
the first six years. Ron has also been very active in clinical
trial groups and worldwide networking to help
The Foundation to fulfil its charitable purpose.
Sponsorship & Events Manager Lynette White is
responsible for delivering value to our sponsors and
supporters whose funding enables our programmes, and
for delivering a schedule of events each year that builds
awareness of breast cancer issues and actions and fosters
support for our work.
Administrative Services Coordinator Louise Bedwell
provides front of house response to all those who use the
services of The Foundation and processes all donations
received from our supporters.
Support Services Manager Natalie Livermore manages
all accounting, human resources and administration for
The Foundation’s operations and services.
President/Chair Lisa Cruickshank is an audit partner in
Deloitte, a Member of the Institute of Directors of New
Zealand and has been a driving force on the NZBCF
Board of Trustees for the past six years.
Vice President/Vice Chair Marie-Ann Billens is also
the General Manager of Estee Lauder. In 1992 Evelyn
Lauder of Estée Lauder Companies made a commitment
to the fight against breast cancer and launched the first
Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign at
Estée Lauder counters across the United States. The New
Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation was established in
1994 with the launch of its first annual October Pink Ribbon
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
Colleen Cavanagh is a trade mark specialist lawyer and
also advises on related intellectual property law. She is a
New Zealand Registered Patent Attorney and a Fellow of
the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.
Patricia Wright has over 20 years of charitable experience
guiding not for profit organisations and is a current Trustee
of the Starship Foundation as well as the New Zealand
Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dr Belinda Scott MBChB, FRACS has worked in public
and private practise as a General Surgeon over the last
17 years. As Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee she
speaks frequently to the media, also at educational events
and takes part in and speaks at meetings on breast cancer
both internationally and in New Zealand.
Kevin Malloy is a highly experienced media and brand
strategist who has held CEO and Board positions for
international media companies, MediaVest and SMG,
both of whom are ranked #1 in the world in their sectors.
Kevin brings practical support as well as strategic advice
to The Foundation through his employer, StarCom who
provide free media planning and buying services to the
Executive Trustee Heather Shotter leads the organization
and is responsible for setting strategy in conjunction with
the Trustees and Medical Advisory Committee, and for
managing the execution of the strategy for the expansion
and delivery of The Foundation’s programmes.
Patron, Dame Catherine Tizard GCMG, DBE, QSO
(not pictured). Patron, Mrs Rosemary Horton QSM, QSO
Statement of Financial Position
As at 31 March 2009
Statement of Financial Performance
For the year ended 31 March 2009
Operating revenue
Cost of sales
Education and awareness (excluding salaries)
October awareness campaign
Patient register funding grants
Other grants
Research grants
Other administration and fundraising expenses
Salaries and wages
Loss on disposal of asset
Surplus from operations
Interest income
Net surplus for the year
Statement of Movements in Funds
Total Assets
Current Liabilities
Income received in advance
Total Liabilities
Net Assets
Retained surplus
Total Funds
Current Assets
Bank and cash
Accrued income
Term deposits
Non-Current Assets
Property, plant and equipment
Intangible assets
Approval by Trustees
The Trustees are pleased to present the financial statements
of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation for the
year ended 31 March 2009 on pages 20 to 28.
For the year ended 31 March 2009
Net surplus for the year
Funds at beginning of year
Funds at end of year
The Notes to the Financial Statements (pages 22 to 28)
form an integral part of these Financial Statements.
L Cruickshank
For and on behalf of the Trustees
The Notes to the Financial Statements (pages 22 to 28)
form an integral part of these Financial Statements.
H Shotter
Executive Trustee
Statement of Accounting Policies
For the year ended 31 March 2009
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation is a charitable organisation incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act
1957 and registered with the Charities Commission. The Foundation was formed to reduce breast cancer morbidity and
mortality in New Zealand. The financial statements of The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation have been prepared
in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice and the Trust Deed.
1. Basis for Preparation
The financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis.
The reporting currency is New Zealand dollars.
2. Specific Accounting Policies
The specific accounting policies used in the preparation of the financial statements are as follows:
2.1 Property, Plant and Equipment
Property, plant and equipment is recorded on the historical cost basis.
Provision is made for any permanent impairment in the value of property, plant and equipment.
All items of property, plant and equipment are depreciated on a diminishing value basis at rates
which will write off their cost less estimated residual value over their expected useful lives.
2.2 Inventories
All inventories are valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value.
Cost is calculated on the weighted average basis.
The Foundation has been granted charitable status under the Income Tax Act 1976, and is exempt from
income tax on income derived in trust for charitable purposes.
2.4.Goods and Services Tax
The financial statements have been prepared using GST exclusive figures with the exception of receivables
and payables which are stated GST inclusive.
2.5.Operating Leases
Operating lease rentals are recognised evenly over the expected period of benefit to the charitable trust.
Statement of Accounting Policies (cont’d)
For the year ended 31 March 2009
Accordingly, it has taken advantage of all differential reporting exemptions allowed under the Framework
for Differential Reporting with the exception of:
FRS–19 Accounting for Goods and Services Tax
2.7. Changes in Accounting Policies
There have been no changes in accounting policies during the year.
2.8 Revenue
Revenue from general fundraising events and donations are recognised on receipt. Revenue from selling
goods is recognised when the risks and rewards of ownership are transferred. Revenue from interest is
recognised on a time proportionate basis that takes into account the effective yield.
Revenue from sponsorships are recognised when The Foundation has fulfilled its obligations and earned the
sponsorship revenues.
Revenue from bequests are recognised when The Foundation controls the benefits associated with the bequest.
Grants that are subject to restrictions are recognised when they are received by The Foundation. Grants that
are subject to conditions are recognised as revenue as the conditions are fulfilled.
Restrictions are binding terms, imposed by an external party, that limit or direct the purposes for which a grant
may be used, but do not specify that the recipient has to return the grant to the donor if the grant is not used as
specified. Restrictions on the use of assets are disclosed in the notes.
Conditions are binding terms, imposed by an external party, that require the grant to be used by the recipient
as specified, or the grant must be returned to the donor.
2.9 Donated Goods and Services
Donated goods and services are included at the fair value to The Foundation where this can be quantified.
The value of services provided by volunteers has not been recognised in these financial statements.
For the year ended 31 March 2009
2.6.Differential Reporting
The charitable trust qualifies for differential reporting exemptions as it does not have public accountability,
and is not “large” as defined in the Framework for Differential Reporting.
Notes to the Financial Statements
Comparative figures included in the financial statements relate to the financial year ended 31 March 2008.
Where necessary these figures have been reclassified on a basis consistent with current disclosure for the year
ended 31 March 2009.
1. Total Revenue
Total revenue comprises:
Lion Foundation sponsorship
Other donation and sponsorship receipts
Pink ribbon sales
Other pink product sales
Entertainment Book sales
Lottery revenues
Total operating revenue
Total revenue
2. Surplus for the Year
The surplus for the year has been arrived at after charging the following expenses from operations:
Audit fees
3. Inventories
Finished goods
4. Property, Plant and Equipment
Office Equipment:
At cost
Accumulated depreciation
Event Equipment:
At cost
Accumulated depreciation
Total property, plant and equipment
Depreciation rates are as follows:
Office Equipment:
11.4 – 48.0% DV
Furniture & Fittings:
12.0 – 26.4% DV
Event Equipment:
48.0 – 60.0% DV
5. Intangible Assets
At cost
Accumulated amortisation
At cost
Accumulated amortisation
Total intangible assets
Counties Manukau District Health Board Digital Mammography Unit
Commitment of funds 280,000
Less: Payments made
Louise Perkins Foundation
Commitment of funds Less: Payments made
Commencing in 2009, The Foundation has committed $577,500 over three years in support of the ‘Sweet Louise’
programme of services run by the Louise Perkins Foundation.
6. Grant and Lease Commitments
Breast Cancer Patient Register Grants:
The Foundation has continued to commit to grants in support of the Breast Cancer Patient Registers for Auckland,
Waikato and Christchurch during the 2009 financial year.
Commitment of funds 129,000
Less: Payments made
Additional funds committed in 2009
44,000 nil
Commencing 1October 2006 to 30 September 2009, The Foundation has committed $252,000 (excl GST)
in support of the Auckland Breast Cancer Patient Register. Additional funds of $44,000 were committed to the
Auckland Patient Register on 26 March 2009.
13,475 80,000
Commencing 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2010, The Foundation has committed $176,000 (excl GST) in support of
the Waikato Breast Cancer Patient Register. Additional funds of $13,475 were committed to the Waikato Patient
Register on 26 March 2009.
Commitment of funds
Less: Payments made
Additional funds committed
The Foundation has committed $280,000 in the year to 31 March 2010 in support of the CMDHB Digital
Mammography Unit.
Amortisation rate is as follows:
60% DV
Commitment of funds
Less: Payments made
Additional funds committed in 2009
It was unanimously agreed at the Trustees Meeting on 3 April 2008, to commit The Foundation to fund the
Christchurch Breast Cancer Register for the sum of $139,740 (excl GST) to be paid over a two year period.
Additional funds of $15,480 were committed to the Christchurch Patient Register on 26 March 2009.
Pink Pilates
Commitment of funds
Less: Payments made
The Foundation has committed $120,000 in the year to 31 March 2010 in support of the Pink Pilates programme.
In order to provide greater certainty for communities, the organisation was given advance notice of grants awarded
for the year to 31 March 2010. For comparative purposes, $18,500 was awarded to the programme in the year
to 31 March 2009.
Dragon Boats
Commitment of funds
Less: Payments made
The Foundation has committed $35,000 in the year to 31 March 2010 in support of the Breast Cancer Survivor
Dragon Boat activities. In order to provide greater certainty for communities, the organisation was given advance
notice of grants awarded for the year to 31 March 2010. For comparative purposes, $19,710 was awarded in the
year to 31 March 2009 (2008: $10,000).
YWCA Encore
Commitment of funds
Less: Payments made
The Foundation has committed $45,000 in the year to 31 March 2010 in support of the Encore programme.
In order to provide greater certainty for communities, the organisation was given advance notice of grants awarded
for the year to 31 March 2010. For comparative purposes, $18,667 was awarded to the programme in the year to
31 March 2009 (2008: $21,305).
Research Scholarships
Commitment of funds Less: Payments made
The Foundation has awarded a $50,000 research scholarship to E Leung in the year to 31 March 2010.
For comparative purposes, various Radiation Therapy scholarships were awarded to the total of $29,800 in
the year to 31 March 2009 (2008: $56,565).
This Annual Report has been printed free
of charge by Soar Printing.
Plant and Equipment Lease Commitments:
Commitments in respect of non-cancellable operating lease for folding and inserting machine are:
Clonbern Road Lease Commitments:
Commitments in respect of the operating lease of offices at Clonbern Road are:
Falcon Street Lease Commitments:
Commitments in respect of non-cancellable operating lease of offices at Falcon Street are:
There have been no guarantees given during the period and there are no other capital commitments at 31 March
2009 (2008: nil).
7. Related Parties
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation has used the accounting services of Deloitte in which Lisa Cruickshank,
a Trustee, is a Partner. In addition, Bell Gully has provided legal services to The Foundation in which Jane Holland, a
Trustee during the year, is a Partner. Both firms have provided these services predominantly on pro-bono terms.
P Wright, a Trustee, provided project management services during the year in an executive capacity.
Total project management fees paid to CPJ Group for these services were $73,071, of which $12,179
was outstanding at 31 March 2009.
8. Subsequent Events
There have been no significant events subsequent to balance date (2008: nil).
9. Contingent Liabilities
There were no contingent liabilities or assets as at 31 March 2009.
Designed by Everything.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
is grateful to have the support of these
businesses whose backing enables our
life-saving work:
Premier Supporter
The Lion Foundation
Pink Ribbon Platinum Partners
Kiwi Blue
Pink Ribbon Gold Partners
Bic NZ Ltd
Dunlop Living
Ralph Lauren
Pink Ribbon Corporate Partners
Bell Gully
Estee Lauder Companies
Flight Centre
Giltrap Prestige
Post Haste
Soar Printing
The New Zealand Breast Cancer
Foundation, PO Box 99650,
Newmarket, Auckland, 1149,
New Zealand.