Australia’s Only
Young Women’s
Breast Cancer Charity

So Brave is a fusion of art, cancer research, empowerment, fundraising, body positivity, and education.

Australia’s Only
Young Women’s
Breast Cancer Charity

So Brave is a fusion of art, cancer research, empowerment, fundraising, body positivity, and education.

5% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer this year will be young women

here’s how you can help us change that

SUPPORT SO BRAVE

Your donation allows us to continue to transform and support
our brave young women, educate the next generation
to be empowered, SMART, #breastaware young women
and funds So Brave’s investment in breast cancer research.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

If you are a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of ‘do-er’ we want you!
If you love hosting events, challenging yourself or have a special milestone coming up, this is your time to shine.
If you want to be a part of an incredible team that makes all this magic happen click below to find how you can get involved.

THE POWER OF BEING SO BRAVE

Sharing your story takes courage and every young woman’s breast cancer journey is very different and very personal. Our brave So Brave Model Ambassadors and many young women in our community are empowered to share their stories to help YOU through your journey.

You may have just been diagnosed, or someone close to you has, and we know how lonely that space feels. We want to change this conversation, and it starts by sharing our stories.

THE POWER OF BEING SO BRAVE

Sharing your story takes courage and every young woman’s breast cancer journey is very different and very personal. Our brave So Brave Model Ambassadors and many young women in our community are empowered to share their stories to help YOU through your journey.

You may have just been diagnosed, or someone close to you has, and we know how lonely that space feels. We want to change this conversation, and it starts by sharing our stories.

#FEELITONTHEFIFTH

Know the risks and get #breastaware with our free Breast Check Guide, because early detection saves lives.

We’ve put together an easy to follow guide with the latest in research and resources, so you can become more #breastaware.

TAKE

Charge

MAKE

Change

GIVE

Generously

Every donation ensures support, connection, empowerment, advocacy.

It supports investment into research for young women with breast cancer.

It invests in research to change the conversation for
young women and breast cancer.
 

TAKE

charge

MAKE

change

GIVE

generously

Every donation ensures support, connection, empowerment, advocacy.

It supports investment into research for young women with breast cancer.

It invests in research to change the conversation for
young women and breast cancer.
 

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Does this come as a complete surprise to you?

You’re not alone.

Most of us tend to assume breast cancer is something women over the age of 50 need to know about. Advertising seems to be solely focused on encouraging women between the ages of 50 and 70 to attend regular breast cancer screening.

At So Brave, we know through experience, it’s simply not enough.

Because, although there are currently no breast screening programs for women under 40, unless they have a reported family history.

young women get breast cancer too

So Brave is a charity pioneering empowered, educated futures for young Australian women 

We invest funds raised through our generous donors into advancing best practice scientific and medical research, raising community awareness, and providing support and connection for the brave young women who have been through the shock of diagnosis.   

Our vision is to empower 1 million
young women to be #breastaware
. 

So Brave makes it easy for young women to access quality resources and to be confident to make informed decisions when it comes to preventative measures.    

So Brave also provides empowerment, community and connection for young women diagnosed with breast cancer throughout their diagnosis and beyond, which gives them the courage to share their stories. 

We do things differently. Our So Brave Ambassador program has become a powerful means for our young women to do this through artistic expression, as has our online community, So Brave CONNECT 

Were you diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40?

WHY the focus on young women?

SO BRAVE FOUNDER –

Rachelle Panitz 

So Brave unfolded through one young woman’s experiences during a life-changing event. Our Founder, Rachelle Panitz, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 32.  

From that moment, breast cancer turned her family and professional life upside down  

Rachelle encountered an overwhelming lack of community and informational resources and, under physical and mental hardship, had to contend with the additional hardships that being a young woman with breast cancer presents

This sparked the determination and drive to pave an easier path for other young women in the future.  

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OUR YOUNG WOMEN

Need You!

We’re a national charity that is continually growing and expanding on our mission to support survivors, raise funds for research and educate the wider community to be #breastaware. 

We are always looking for fresh faces to join our community and if you want to get involved there are many ways to support us through in-person and online events, challenges and celebrating your special events we know are effective, easy to run, and fun to be a part of.

Get in touch to become part of our community today