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.
Fortunately, many of these women and their families will come to us to receive treatment and support.
By supporting Mater Chicks in Pink you can help these women focus on the moments that matter most, and alleviate some of the huge emotional and financial burden that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis.
Your generous support will help fund tangible support items—such as counselling and mastectomy bras—to make an immediate impact in the lives of women with breast cancer today; as well as promising research which will benefit the women who walk through Mater’s doors for breast cancer treatment tomorrow and in the future.
Meet the women you're helping
Helping provide a range of free support programs and services
"Research provides hope, and everyone deserves to have hope"
*Source: Cancer Australia, 2016.
Diagnosed at 45, Leanne's thoughts turned to her children.
Julie faced one of the biggest challenges in her life.
Lucy dreaded telling her daughters she had cancer.
Val shares her breast cancer story.