Mid-Canterbury farmer Tania Burrows is winner of Dairy Women’s Network inaugural Regional Leader of the Year award.
A new campaign ‘Milk for a Cure’ has been launched to coincide with World Milk Day on June 1.
BCC says one woman every three hours is told they have breast cancer and women in the farming community are often in more unique situations that can make accessing treatment and support networks harder.
The ‘Milk for a Cure’ initiative encourages DWN members to donate a minimum of 1kgMS/month to BCC.
The donation will be automatically deducted from their milk cheques and goes directly towards scientific research.
BCC chief executive Phillipa Green says this small donation may be a drop in the milk vat for farmers, but when pooled together, can help fund the crucial advancement of breast cancer research.
“BCC understands that farmers are constantly busy, so A simple step that shows significant support.”
DWN chief executive Jules Benton says it has 10,000 active members from around the country and each one of them has a passion for rural life and women’s health.
“We are so happy to be supporting and contributing to such an important cause that helps all women of New Zealand.”