THE McGrath Foundation has marked the fourth anniversary of Jane McGrath’s death by funding its 75th breast care nurse – halfway to its goal of a breast care nurse for every family experiencing breast cancer.
The 75th McGrath Breast Care Nurse will be based in Dubbo, continuing the Foundation’s strong connection to rural and regional Australia.
Foundation chairman Glenn McGrath said the 75th breast care nurse – announced yesterday on the anniversary of Jane McGrath’s death – was a significant milestone.
“When we started the Foundation in 2005 we never imagined it could have such an enormous impact on the Australian community,” Mr McGrath said. “But today, from the calls, emails, faxes, snail mail and Facebook posts, we are flooded with people who genuinely want to make a difference and it is because of them that we can proudly say we are halfway to meeting our goal of 150 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia.
“No matter how people have contributed, whether it was buying a pink product with our logo on it, attending one of our foundation events or hosting their own, the Foundation has made a difference because of the support we’ve received.
“To the Australian community, businesses and the Federal Government, we want to say thank you.”
for being a part of something truly incredible that together we have helped more than 12,000 Australian families though a breast cancer experience.”