Helena McAlpine

Presenter

Brit-born Helena McAlpine moved to NZ in her 20s. Soon she was DJing on The Edge and being headhunted by C4, where she became one of the music channel’s main hosts. After discovering she had breast cancer, she got busy on a large bucket list, including cameoing on Shortland Street, campaigning for the Breast Cancer Foundation, and flying a plane once again. McAlpine died on 23 September 2015. 

I decided to make my experience with breast cancer a positive thing. So I shared my journey with as many people as possible ... women from all over the world contacted me and most of them got their breasts checked as a result. Helena McAlpine