Did you know that 15 934 women in Australia were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past year alone?*
That’s 43 of our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends who today will hear the words “you have cancer.” It’s a figure that is as staggering as it is heartbreaking.
Many of these women will be treated at Mater and, along with their families, most will need assistance from Mater Chicks in Pink. Thanks to the support of people like you, Mater Chicks in Pink is able to help alleviate the huge emotional and financial burden that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis for these women—so they can focus on the moments that matter most.
You can make an immediate impact for women with breast cancer, like Val, by funding vital tangible and timely support services like counselling and mastectomy bras. These items might seem small, but to women undergoing cancer treatment, they can make a world of difference.
Make your impact today and support Mater Chicks in Pink.
*Source: Cancer Australia, 2016.
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