Pink and purple Steel Blue Boots
In 2007, Breast Cancer Care WA and Australia’s leading manufacturer of safety footwear Steel Blue, created their first range of purple boots with the goal of educating the nation to be breast aware and increase early detection. Now, almost a decade later, Steel Blue's pink and purple boots have raised over $1,000,000 to support Australians with breast cancer.
Purchase a pair of exclusive Steel Blue Southern Cross pink or purple boots and $10 will be donated to create education and support programs across Australia.
Buy pink or purple boots
One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. With the incidence of breast cancer on the increase, it has never been more important to get into the habit of being breast aware and doing regular self-examinations. This increases the chances of early detection, which leads to better treatment outcomes should you be diagnosed with the disease.
Breast Cancer Click Online Support
Breast Cancer Click (The Click) is an online community that offers peer support between members, access to group chat sessions moderated by a breast care nurse and lots of useful information all from the comfort of your home.
The online breast care nurse also provides answers to any queries on the Forum, or for more personal concerns you can email or private message her.
The Click is especially useful to those living in remote regions of Australia who don’t have access to a breast care nurse and for those too unwell to travel to support groups but needing to connect with others.
Family and friends are also welcome to join and learn more about how to support their loved ones.
Sign up now for your free membership.
Online Education and Breast IQ Quiz
As part of Breast Cancer Care WA and Steel Blue's online education initiatives, the Breast IQ Quiz is designed to test your knowledge about breast cancer. Subjects covered in the quiz include;
- Risk Factors
- Facts and Myths
Results from the quiz also provide insight into the understanding of breast cancer within the community, helping improve our future education initiatives.
Click here to take the quiz and increase your knowledge about breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Awareness Learning Resource for Secondary School Students
Developed in conjunction with the WA Department of Education and Training, the resource provides teachers with a number of activities to assist students in understanding breast cancer and how it may affect them if someone close to them is diagnosed including; skills to find support; skills to understand the emotional states of others; and ways to care for someone with breast cancer.
Other modules look at the broader impact of cancer in Australian society and give students an understanding of the health support system in our country.
The resource includes a variety of teaching strategies with facilitator guides and worksheets for classroom use. These are presented in the context of Health and Physical Education in the Early Adolescence phase and are related to all Australian state and territories curriculums in this field.
The resource is full of simple facts and advice for teachers on how to convey the information in an effective and positive manner. There is also a DVD available featuring four interviews of young people affected by breast cancer, either through their mother being diagnosed or themselves. (32 minutes duration)
Click here for more information