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!
Meet our amazing and courageous So Brave Model Ambassadors – each woman diagnosed with breast cancer before 40, sharing their stories that #youngwomengetbreastcancertoo.
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.
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.
This is just incredible. It is such a wonderful concept. Thank you for all your hard work.Sarah Hosking
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
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
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.