Founder of BCNV (1982 – 2015)

Thuong Nguyen Sobey was diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer only a few days after her engagement ceremony, a few months after her 30th birthday. Since there were no evident symptoms except for a slight swelling on Thuong’s forearm, it took her so much time to go to different hospitals and get an accurate diagnosis. The process of learning about her illness as well as its treatment made Thuong realize that the patients in particular, and Vietnamese women in general are seriously lacking in information about breast cancer. That was the reason urging Thuong to establish Breast Cancer Network Vietnam in 2013, with hope that this will be a place to provide trustworthy information and a safe sharing circle for women who are interested or battling with breast cancer.


Co-founder & General Director of BCNV

As a family member, Thuy Tien went through waves of difficult experiences while supporting her sister Thuong Sobey’s journey with breast cancer in over 2 years—from the struggle during treatment to the eventual acceptance after Thuong passed away. Hence, Tien realizes the life values that breast cancer has brought to her family, to appreciate every single moment in life and understand deeply about the meaning of living. She has taken over her sister’s legacy BCNV, devotes all her time and effort in developing a series of awareness and patient support projects for the network. Tien wants to help many other women that are fighting with breast cancer, just like her sister before.


Mr. Dau Khac Cuong

Currently the founder and CEO of KAI Group–a Vietnamese enterprise established in 2013. He manifests a strong desire to contribute to the development of a civilized Vietnam, through building ethical business models with the philosophy: “For the people, advance the country”.


Ms. Le Thi My Hang

An expert in her field–Mindfulness: The art of living happily and building a happy community. She has years of experience in business, administration, and human resources management in commerce, construction, tourism, real estate and HR consulting.


Ms. Nguyen Hoang Khanh Tien

With over 12 years working in community development, especially for children and youth, she strongly believes in the key role of education, employment and sustainable community engagement in building and maintaining an environment conducive to children’s development.


Ms. Le Hai Ninh

Ms. Le Hai Ninh – Deputy Finance Director of An Phong Construction Comapny. Ms. Hai Ninh started joining BCNV from August 2021 with a commitment building a strong organization and spreading the spirit of love and support disadvantaged communities.



Ms. Diana Donovan

Healthcare Specialist

With 30-year experience in healthcare, having worked for 7 health organizations in New Zealand, UK, and Sydney, Diana Donovan has been BCNV’s official Pink Hat Ambassador since 2014. She consults, as well as joins BCNV in breast cancer awareness campaigns and patient support activities at hospitals in Vietnam.


Ms. Karen Lanyon

Former Australian Consul-General in Vietnam

Ms. Lanyon joins BCNV as Pink Hat Ambassador from October 2018. As a breast cancer survivor herself, she inspires other patients to never lose hope, always reach out and change the voice within: “If you say, ‘I have cancer, I can beat it, I will fight it’ , the story would be completely different”.


Mr. Trung Đinh

ashion Designer & Artist

Head of Design at Giorgio Armani, the author of thousands of dollars worth of paintings, and also a master of the art of fabric painting, has officially joined BCNV’s journey as a Pink Hat Ambassador to “paint life in pink again” for many unfortunate breast cancer patients since August 2018.


Ms. Dang Thi Huong

Director of International relations

Dang Thi Huong is an international student of Swinburne University (Australia) and currently the Director of international relations at KOTO. She has companioned from the first year of BCNV. And she is one of the most spiritual pillars and always accompany BCNV throughout the long way.



BS. Huỳnh Quang Khánh

Chuyên gia Y tế

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