The McGrath Foundation has 117 Breast Care Nurses throughout Australia (we even have one right here in Gympie!). These AMAZING nurses are invaluable in supporting women and men going through one of the hardest periods of their life.
The McGrath Foundation was founded by Jane McGrath after her personal battle with breast cancer. Jane was only 31 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, and after her initial recovery, she was inspired to create a Foundation that could really make a difference to Australian women of all ages and backgrounds that are affected by breast cancer.
It was at the time of her re-diagnosis that Jane was lucky to have access to a breast care nurse for the first time. She realised the power of having someone on your side that was not only medically trained but who could also speak to you as a friend and clear up any confusion about complicated treatments and processes. So the mission of the McGrath Foundation is to ensure that every family going through breast cancer has access to this specialist support, no matter where they live – for free.
We want to help the McGrath Foundation to ensure more Australians have access to this brilliant service. And it isn’t hard.
How Can You Help the McGrath Foundation? Easy!
All you need to do is to buy your fuel from BP during the first week of July (6-12).
BP has been a loyal partner and supporter of the McGrath Foundation since
2012 and is donating a portion of all fuel sales from Thursday July 6th to
Wednesday July 12th to the McGrath Foundation!
Sharon, not only the nicest lady in the world, but the local Gympie Breast Care Nurse!
What Exactly Do the Breast Care Nurses Do?
McGrath Breast Care Nurses are angels without wings. These wonderful women help families affected by breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotion support from the time of diagnosis, and throughout the breast cancer treatment. This support is provided free of charge – all funded by the wonderful work of the McGrath Foundation.
The Hard and Scary Facts About Breast Cancer
- Approximately 49 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer, EVERY DAY in Australia in 2017.
- 1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85.
- 144 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
- 90% of women diagnosed will be alive in five years – more people are surviving for longer, meaning specialist support is needed well beyond the initial diagnosis and treatment.
As of today, 79 more McGrath Breast Care Nurses are needed across the country to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer has access to this specialist support and this is why we need your help!
And should you wish, you can also donate at your participating local BP
Service Station or online at the McGrath Foundation website.
One of the wonderful McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurses, Cathy! She gives great cuddles!
Other Ways You Can Help!
Make a Direct Donation to the McGrath Foundation:
Click on the logo below to go directly to their Donation Page.
The McGrath Foundation has their own range of Activewear (reasonably priced too) – so by buying through McGrath, you are funding a new Breast Care Nurse! I need new activewear!