Bosom Buddies

We have joined the 2023 Canberra Day Appeal to raise much needed funds for our charity!

This year, the Canberra Day Appeal’s 48-hour Hands Up for Canberra Giving Day begins on Wednesday, March 8. So please, give where you live and donate here during the 48h Giving Day donation drive.

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Every $1 you donate will become $2 with matched funding available for the first $5,000 we fundraise ($10,000 total)

Please help us reach our goal #HandsUp4CBR

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About Us

Bosom Buddies is different to other cancer charities. We have been supporting people diagnosed with breast cancer in Canberra and the surrounding NSW regions for over 25 years.

Unlike a lot of our other cancer counterparts in the ACT we do not receive any funding but rely purely on donations from our generous Canberra community.

We are not a research organisation; we operate to provide support for those diagnosed with breast cancer.

We support people from when they are diagnosed, through their treatment and following their treatment – all on donations and the generosity of our community.

Our support team volunteers are all breast cancer survivors, who understand what it is like to have breast cancer. They provide on the ground peer support and facilitate regular support groups for those going through their cancer journeys – all in their own time and in a safe and supportive setting.

These support groups allow participants to share how they are feeling, ask questions and connect with people who are going through or have gone through a breast cancer diagnosis.

Bosom Buddies also provides information on services available in the region and conducts free sessions on breast awareness and early detection to the community. 

How your donation will help

Bosom Buddies is run by one part-time employee and volunteers. Funding will enable us to continue with best practice/duty of care for support team, volunteers and members and to investigate new ways to connect and support those diagnosed with breast cancer in Canberra and regional NSW. 

To fund counselling services to ensure that the support team who are all breast cancer survivors maintain good health and wellbeing.

To investigate how to engage and encourage the younger population diagnosed with breast cancer to link up with our services. 

To provide relevant training to empower the support team to continue to provide peer support to people diagnosed with breast cancer. And to ensure the currency of the free information sessions that are provided to the community on breast awareness and early detection.

To continue to facilitate peer support groups for those with breast cancer in Canberra and regional NSW.

Ever heard of a buddy bag? Buddy Bags are full of helpful items

and information and are provided to people post-surgery by breast care nurses.  In 2022, 800 bags were assembled by our Bosom Buddies volunteers at Calvary Hospital.  Sounds like a lot, right?

We’d really love your help to spread the word so we can continue helping our community

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A big thank you to our Supporters






Thank you for the great support Bosom Buddies provides - much appreciated.


June Frances STOCKS



A fantastic small local charity providing on the ground support to people diagnosed with breast cancer.




Joan Sallecchia


Sally Saunders


Cathy Rider

A fantastic local charity doing great things for the community.


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Marisa Gerussi


Beryl Gullock

In appreciation.


Astrida Upitis

A great local cause!