McGrath Foundation Fundraiser

We are partnering the McGrath Foundation to raise money for breast cancer support nurses. The reason why we are doing this is because families need someone that can help them navigate a cancer diagnosis. Yes we need money for research AND we need to support families going through cancer NOW.

Jen's mum Cath was diagnosed with cancer when Cath was only 57 back in 2004. The whole family would have benefited support the McGrath Foundation provides.

So, with that in mind, for every hot pink original paddle and original pink original paddle & we will donate $10 and every pink mini brush $8. Since March 2021 we have raised over $50,000 to go towards nurses to look after more families dealing with Breast Cancer. Lets see if we can make it $100k by next March !

1 in 8 women will diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia and this disease isn't just for older women. happy Hair wants to raise awareness for all women, especially younger mothers.

How the Foundation began

Jane McGrath is the late wife of Australian cricketing great, Glenn McGrath and the co-founder of the McGrath Foundation. Her public experience with breast cancer and the impact of her own breast care nurse set her commitment and the mission for the Foundation: to ensure that every family experiencing breast cancer would have access to a breast care nurse no matter where they lived – for free. Jane passed away in 2008, with four McGrath Breast Care Nurses already employed and the Foundation set to carry on her mission.

A message from Jane McGrath (from the McGrath Foundation website)

“I was just 31 when first diagnosed with breast cancer.

Glenn and I were inspired to create the McGrath Foundation after my initial recovery, to help support other Australian women touched by breast cancer.

It wasn’t until I was re-diagnosed, that I was fortunate enough to have access to a breast care nurse for the first time.

It was like having someone hold my hand through one of the worst nightmares of my life.

My breast care nurse allowed me to be Jane McGrath – the friend, the mother and the wife – not just the breast cancer patient. She was someone who could provide both Glenn and I with informed, sensible answers to the many questions we had during the often complicated and confusing treatment process.

Through my experience with breast cancer, the mission for the McGrath Foundation became clear: to raise money to place breast care nurses in communities across Australia, as well as increase breast awareness in young people, particularly young women.

Breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are, where you live, whether you’re a career woman or a mother. Breast cancer is a disease that currently affects one in eight Australian women of all ages and backgrounds. Please help the McGrath Foundation support people across Australia.

Together, we can make a difference.” 

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