Australia’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Charity

Raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research. Empowering young breast cancer survivors.


Help educate, empower and fund research – buy your own copies of our beautiful and inspirational 2019 So Brave Breast Cancer Fundraiser Calendar launches soon! Register now!

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Our Stories

Meet our amazing and courageous So Brave Model Ambassadors – each woman diagnosed with breast cancer before 40, sharing their stories that #youngwomengetbreastcancertoo.

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So Brave is dedicated to empowering, educating and improving breast cancer outcomes for young women through our activities and funding research. Proud 2017 McGrath Community Friend.

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So Brave is proud to support research to create a better future for young women with breast cancer – both now and into the future. Read more about our funding and the amazing research we support.

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Empowering Women

This is just incredible. It is such a wonderful concept. Thank you for all your hard work.

Sarah Hosking

CEO, National Breast Cancer Foundation

The calendars provide a great medium for these courageous women to share their stories and draw attention to this worthy cause. Lynne and I wish you every success for the future.

General Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC

Governor-General of Australia

This is a wonderful fundraising initiative for breast cancer research as well as for raising awareness about breast cancer in young women. I commend your organisation on its work and wish you every success with this initiative.

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health, Australian Government

The Project

In 2016 So Brave raised

for breast cancer research and in 2017, travelled

kilometres across regional Australia to raise awareness that

young women will be diagnosed this year, and

will die from Breast Cancer in Australia

In 2017, 900 women under 40 years old will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Our So Brave Model Ambassadors are all diagnosed with breast cancer before they were 40; highlighting So Brave’s core message that young women get breast cancer too. Diagnosis of young women can be missed as mammograms are not routine and are often discouraged due to the dense breast tissue of young women.

For many young women, their diagnosis comes at a pivotal time in their lives when they may or may not have just started having children, have committed to mortgages or are starting to get traction in their careers. The whole of life changes that a diagnosis brings can be absolutely devastating and impacts every facet of life including relationships, fertility and even financial security. In undertaking this project, we shine a light on these brave young women and raise awareness that breast cancer does not discriminate.

It is so important to be #breastaware and be your own best health advocate. The So Brave Project brings together professionals from so many fields – bodypaint artists, photographers, graphic designers, documentary crew, producers and editors, website designers. We are supported across Australia by a long list of advisers and supporters, our amazing board, many friends and families – all coming together to raise awareness and fundraise.

The response from young breast cancer survivors for this project has been both amazing and humbling. Equally so has the overwhelming support from the community who have volunteered their time, skills and venues to this worthy project. Help us in the fight against breast cancer – donate, volunteer, attend or host an event or buy or gift our beautiful Calendar.


Noosa News – Breast cancer survivor a calendar girl

SO BRAVE: Breast cancer survivor Leanne Huth was decorated in bodypaint by Wendy Fantasia at Noosa National Park this week for a calendar photo shoot. Cullen Collections NEWS Breast cancer survivor a calendar girl by Michele Sternberg 12th Apr 2018 11:36 AM LEANNE Huth's life changed in an instant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She...

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Bay mum to star in breast cancer survivor calendar

VIBRANT SOUL: So Brave fundraiser and model, Kat Thompson will be wearing body paint and not much else during a photoshoot in the Bay today. Valerie Horton NEWS Bay mum to star in breast cancer survivor calendar by ANNIE PERETS 12th Apr 2018 5:00 AM 18 BREAST cancer survivor Kat Thompson's second chance at life has inspired her to step out of her...

The Advocate – Tasmania’s first So Brave ambassador is working hard

MARCH 20 2018 - 10:44AM Tasmania's first So Brave ambassador is working hard Rebecca Morris  Stand out: Devonport’s Robyn Sutcliffe is the Tasmanian So Brave model ambassador who has just completed the first ‘paint day’. Picture: Supplied The Tasmanian So Brave model ambassador has just completed the first paint day and photo shoot on the...

Fraser Coast – Breast Cancer Survivor and So Brave Model

Local resident of Hervey Bay and breast cancer survivor, Kat...

The Advertiser – Adelaide mum Michelle Bradley body-painted for So Brave’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2019 Calendar

HOPE: Michelle Bradley is only too willing to be body-painted for a cancer awareness calender. Picture: MATT TURNER SA NEWS Adelaide mum Michelle Bradley body-painted for So Brave’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2019 Calendar Elisa Black, The Advertiser March 15, 2018 9:52pm GETTING your kit off in front of a room full of strangers is daunting for...

Western Suburbs Weekly – So Brave calendar: WA duo to feature in calendar celebrating breast cancer survivors

So Brave calendar: WA duo to feature in calendar celebrating breast cancer survivors March 13th, 2018, 02:00PMWritten by Jessica Warriner Western Suburbs Weekly NEWS  Katie Hanson (Woodlands) and Emma White (Churchlands) have both had breast cancer and have been chosen to be a month for the 2019 So Brave calendar. Picture: Andrew Ritchie...

Adelaide mum bares all for breast cancer awareness   March 09, 2018 12:52pm By Melissa Keogh A South Australian mother of four will have her full body painted and photographed for an empowering breast cancer awareness campaign. Michelle Bradley, 42, will have her body painted from head to toe by renowned artist Wendy Fantasia, formerly of...


SO BRAVE AMBASSADORS Published on March 8, 2018 | in News Australia’s young women branch cancer charity, So Brave has announced its Model Ambassadors for 2018. Selected from across Australia, all of the models are breast cancer survivors. During a year long program of empowerment, each Model Ambassador will host fundraising events and share her...

The West Australian – Age no barrier for cancer

Age no barrier for cancer Zoe Keenan | Midwest Times Thursday, 15 February 2018 11:02AM Belynda Mills, 35, is a mother of two boys, three-year-old Noah and five-year-old Flynn.Picture: Supplied Mullewa resident Belynda Mills is one of three women who have been selected as WA’s first group of ambassadors for breast cancer awareness project So...

The Advocate – Raising awareness and funding for breast cancer in young women aged under 40

JANUARY 5 2018 - 1:50PM Raising awareness and funding for breast cancer in young women aged under 40  Helping: Robyn Sytcliffe of Devonport is the Tasmanian So Brave ambassador for breast cancer in young women aged under 40. Picture: Phillip Biggs Devonport’s Robyn Sytcliffe is the Tasmanian So Brave ambassador for 2018. So Brave is a...

Daily Mercury News- Mackay mum remembered at inaugural Nyrie Contor Cup

SPORT Mackay mum remembered at inaugural Nyrie Contor Cup 11th Nov 2017 3:44 PM 0 A bagpiper plays following a minute silence at the Nyrie Contor Cup at Quarry Hill Rugby Union Ground on Saturday, November 11, 2017.Daniel McKenzie USE THIS CONTENT by Daniel McKenzie JUNIOR rugby teams from across regional Queensland have gathered at Mackay's... – So Brave Calendar 2018

OCTOBER 18 2017 - 1:30PM So Brave Calendar 2018 Janene Carey News FACEBOOKSHARE TWITTERTWEET EMAIL  The 2018 calendar cover Bellingen’s Dr Olivia Bell and Rachelle Panitz, founder of the young women’s breast cancer charity So Brave, joined forces this morning to launch the 2018 calendar. Olivia features as the month of May, wearing full bodypaint...
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