Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Image (from L to R): Charmaine Clarke, Georgie Taylor, Tanya Geier - Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

‘Breast kind of screen time’ campaign

Did you know the average Australian spends 9.4 hours in front of screens daily? That’s compared to just 10 minutes for a breast screen!

If you’re due for your regular check, BreastScreen Victoria is encouraging you to get the breast kind of screen time by booking in for an appointment this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Find out more about out the breast kind of screen time campaign and access resources, such as posters and flyers, to help you spread the word in your community.  

We have campaign resources, such as posters and flyers available to help you spread the word in your community.

The Beautiful Shawl Project documentary launch

BreastScreen Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) are launching the documentary for The Beautiful Shawl Project this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  

Working with eight Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations across the state and local Community artists, this project produced and provided customised screening shawls to Aboriginal women that are culturally appropriate, familiar and beautiful to wear during screening, and to keep afterwards.

BreastScreen Victoria’s mobile screening van travelled to each Aboriginal community health hub to provide the free and accessible screens.

This heart-warming 12-minute documentary follows this innovative project on Country, and captures the reactions and feelings of Communities, staff and the clients themselves.

We are proud to collaborate with Federation Square to present the documentary on their Virtual Square website throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The documentary will be available from Thursday 8 October at Virtual Square.