Today, 43 women in Australia will hear the life-changing words “You have breast cancer.”*
Each of these women will face the heartbreaking task of telling their friends, their families and for some, their children.
Sadly breast cancer is still the most common cancer in women in Australia. It is only through continued investment in research that we will be able to find a way to change the statistics for the women we love.
With your support, the team of scientific and clinical researchers at Mater Research—our world-class research institute—are determined to find improved ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent breast cancer.
There are promising breast cancer projects happening right now at Mater—all thanks to your generosity and will go towards funding exciting project led by Mater researchers, like Dr Patricia Carreira.
Why is research so important so important to women going through breast cancer and their families?
You can further help the women in your life, like Simone, affected by breast cancer.
Please consider making a donation to Mater Chicks in Pink today and help fund this promising cancer research.
Without your support, the breakthroughs that Mater researchers and clinicians are making would not be possible. The generous support of our donors is enabling Mater to make huge advances in cancer research—right in our own backyard.
*Source: Cancer Australia, 2016.
Lucy dreaded telling her daughters she had cancer.
Michelle and Simone's story