Australia’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Charity
Raising awareness and funding for breast cancer research. Empowering young breast cancer survivors.
Help to bring awareness, empower and fund research – show your support by buying your own copies of our beautiful and inspirational 2019 So Brave Breast Cancer Fundraiser Calendar. Register now!
Support our amazing and courageous So Brave Model Ambassadors – each woman diagnosed with breast cancer before 40. These women spread awareness by sharing their stories that #youngwomengetbreastcancertoo.
So Brave is dedicated to empowering, bringing awareness to and improving breast cancer outcomes through donations for young women in Australia. Every donation supports young women through 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 in Australia. Both now and in the future. Read more about our funding and the amazing research we support.
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 2019, 900 women under 40 years old will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Australia. 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. What 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. So Brave is continuously raising awareness for young women in Australia, focussing on research in order to find a cure for breast cancer.
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 – body paint 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. With your help we can raise the awareness necessary to not only support young women with breast cancer but raise the funds needed for research.