Frequently asked questions

Can I host a morning tea or afternoon tea instead?

Of course! Your Pink Ribbon Breakfast can be wherever, whenever and whatever you like!

When can I host?

You can host your event anytime that suits you, although Pink Ribbon Breakfast month is May so most people hold their fundraisers then. Just a note that registrations close at the end of May, so we'd recommend signing up before then, even if you end up hosting a little later.

What will be included in my host kit?

Your host kit will contain:

  • a host instruction booklet that contains all of the information you need to know
  • a selection of Pink Ribbon merchandise, including pens, nail files, boob bead keyrings and reusable shopping bags
  • products and vouchers from our wonderful campaign sponsors
  • some tasty recipes and a pack of serviettes
  • a pre-paid return courier sticker for you to return any merchandise you have leftover after holding your event

When will I receive my host kit?

We’ll start sending out host kits from the beginning of April, and it should take around seven working days (at most) to get to you. Your host kit will be delivered via Post Haste Couriers to the address you gave us when you registered, so please get in touch if this has changed. Remember that Post Haste cannot deliver to PO Boxes.

What do I do with the merchandise? 

Great question! The merchandise in your host kit is there to help you fundraise.

Most people have the items available at their event to give to people who make a donation - you could set up a little pink table with the merchandise and some breast health information, so people can make a donation and get some of the items if they want them. We'd recommend a $5 donation for the boob bead keyrings and reusable shopping bags, and a gold an donation for the pens and nail files. 

For those thinking of doing goodie bags or giveaways, we just wanted you to know that the merchandise comes at a cost to the Foundation. We suggest using the pens and nail files in your goodie bags and for giveaways or for a gold coin donation, and saving the boob bead keyrings and reusable shopping bags (which have a $5 suggested donation) for people to get separately, in exchange for a donation, if they want them. 

Because the merch items are so popular, they're a great way to raise extra funds at your breakfast!

Can I order additional merchandise?

Of course! If you would like extra merchandise please get in touch with the team. Remember to allow up to seven working days for your order to arrive.

How do I register?

Just head here to sign up!

Is it possible for an educator to come to my Pink Ribbon Breakfast?

Please contact us if you would like to request an educator by emailing us at with the location and date of your Pink Ribbon Breakfast. Unfortunately, due to the number of requests we receive, we’re unable to send an educator to every event, however we love meeting everyone and will do the best we can! 

Can I invite a guest speaker to talk at my Pink Ribbon Breakfast?

Yes, definitely! Many of our hosts find having someone talk about their breast cancer journey helps to bring the issue to life and this can also be a really rewarding experience for the person speaking. We would just encourage you to explain that the guest speaker doesn’t represent BCFNZ in any way and they are there to share their own experience and views. If you or your speaker are looking for breast health information, please get in touch with us so we can help provide accurate and relevant information.

Can I host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast virtually?

Absolutely! You could take your breakfast virtual and invite everyone to a video call instead. If a breakfast's not for you, why not take on a personal challenge instead?

Will I be sent a thank you letter?

Of course! To save on administration costs all thank you letters will be sent out from the end of June, however if you'd like something earlier please let us know.

Do I have to fundraise online as well?

No, when you register for Pink Ribbon Breakfast you will automatically have an online fundraising page set up. You can fundraise at your breakfast online, by collecting cash or both.

Online fundraising pages can be a convenient way for people to donate to your breakfast, particularly if they can’t physically make it or wish to make more donations after the breakfast has taken place.

How much money do I have to fundraise?

There is no set amount that you have to raise but every dollar counts! No matter how small or large, your fundraising will support our mission to prevent New Zealanders from developing and dying from breast cancer and to support those with the disease.

How do I bank the money I've raised?

You can find all the ways to get the money you have raised back to us on the "Transfer funds" section of your host page. The easiest way is via bank transfer (our bank account details are below) using your personalised reference number.

Account name: Breast Cancer Foundation NZ
Account number: 12-3030-0534226-03 

I’ve lost my reference number, what do I do?

Your reference number will be sent via email soon after you register. In the first instance please check your emails including your junk folder and if you still can’t find the email, please get in touch with the team on 0800 902 732 or email

Your question not on here? Chat with our super helpful virtual assistant in the bottom right hand corner of the site, who should be able to help with any other questions you have!