Australia’s Young Women’s Breast Cancer Charity

educating young women to be #breastaware, empowering young breast cancer survivors and funding research to change future outcomes


Help to bring awareness, empower and fund research – show your support by pre-ordering your own copies of our beautiful and inspirational 2020 So Brave Breast Cancer Fundraiser Calendar.

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Our Stories

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.

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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.

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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.

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Empowering Women

This is just incredible. It is such a wonderful concept. Thank you for all your hard work. Sarah Hosking

CEO, National Breast Cancer Foundation

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

Governor-General of Australia

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

Minister for Health, Australian Government

The Project

Over the past four years, So Brave has invested

into breast cancer research and support projects.

young women have been transformed through our life-changing Model Ambassador program

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.


Noosa News – Breast cancer survivor a calendar girl

SO BRAVE: Breast cancer survivor Leanne Huth was decorated in bodypaint by Wendy Fantasia at Noosa National Park this week for a calendar photo shoot. Cullen Collections NEWS Breast cancer survivor a calendar girl by Michele Sternberg 12th Apr 2018 11:36 AM LEANNE Huth's life changed in an instant when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She...

Fraser Coast Chronicle – Bay mum to star in breast cancer survivor calendar

VIBRANT SOUL: So Brave fundraiser and model, Kat Thompson will be wearing body paint and not much else during a photoshoot in the Bay today. Valerie Horton NEWS Bay mum to star in breast cancer survivor calendar by ANNIE PERETS 12th Apr 2018 5:00 AM 18 BREAST cancer survivor Kat Thompson's second chance at life has inspired her to step out of her...

The Advocate – Tasmania’s first So Brave ambassador is working hard

MARCH 20 2018 - 10:44AM Tasmania's first So Brave ambassador is working hard Rebecca Morris  Stand out: Devonport’s Robyn Sutcliffe is the Tasmanian So Brave model ambassador who has just completed the first ‘paint day’. Picture: Supplied The Tasmanian So Brave model ambassador has just completed the first paint day and photo shoot on the...

Fraser Coast – Breast Cancer Survivor and So Brave Model

Local resident of Hervey Bay and breast cancer survivor, Kat...

The Advertiser – Adelaide mum Michelle Bradley body-painted for So Brave’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2019 Calendar

HOPE: Michelle Bradley is only too willing to be body-painted for a cancer awareness calender. Picture: MATT TURNER SA NEWS Adelaide mum Michelle Bradley body-painted for So Brave’s Breast Cancer Fundraiser 2019 Calendar Elisa Black, The Advertiser March 15, 2018 9:52pm GETTING your kit off in front of a room full of strangers is daunting for...