The McGrath Foundation would like to sincerely thank the community for its overwhelming support following the sad passing of Founder – Jane McGrath (pictured with her children), who passed away last Sunday (22nd June 2008).
As of 10am this morning (Thursday 26th June, 2008) the public had kindly donated in excess of $350,000. In addition to this the Premier of NSW, the Honourable Morris Iemma, has pledged a further $100,000 on behalf of the NSW Government, bringing total donations to date to over $450,000.
The McGrath Foundation is committed to continuing Jane’s legacy by not only ensuring young women are encouraged to be breast aware but by also continuing to raise the valuable funds to support the placement of McGrath Breast Care Nurses throughout rural and regional Australia to help women diagnosed with breast cancer. It was Jane’s vision that all women seeking treatment for breast cancer should have access to a Breast Care Nurse.
People wanting to show their support for Jane McGrath and the work of the McGrath Foundation can make a donation via the website at www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au or at any National Australia Bank branch:
Account Name: McGrath Foundation Ltd
Account Number: 589271582
The McGrath Foundation aims to provide access for every breast cancer patient nationally to a McGrath breast care nurse. Since 2003, the McGrath Foundation has worked with the community in rural and regional Australia to assess which areas are in most need of the support of a breast care nurse.
The McGrath Foundation also aims to raise awareness of breast cancer in women under 40, encouraging them to be ‘breast aware’. Jane was just 31 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer. To encourage Australian women to become ‘breast aware’, the McGrath Foundation recently developed a ‘breast awareness’ card which be downloaded from the McGrath Foundation website at www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.
For any further information, or to speak with either our National Breast Care Nurse Coordinator – Michaela Durrant – or a Breast Care Nurse, please contact the Foundation directly on 02 8962 6100.