About the McGrath Foundation
Ours is a story with simple – but well-known – beginnings. It started with Jane and Glenn McGrath’s very public experience with breast cancer, and has become one of Australia’s most recognised and respected charities, the McGrath Foundation.
Some years after her initial diagnosis, Jane’s cancer returned. This time, she had a breast care nurse, who both empowered and comforted her, and the entire family. This experience set the mission for the Foundation, which has become an enduring commitment to support thousands of women and men every day, no matter where they live – for free.
McGrath Breast Care Nurses help individuals (and their families) experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support. From the time of diagnosis, and throughout treatment, this support is available for free. No matter whether you’re in the private or public health system. It’s as simple as checking our website and finding the nearest nurse.
The McGrath Foundation funds 119 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, mostly in regional and rural areas where such treatment may be hard to find. While most McGrath Breast Care Nurses are in regional and rural areas, there is a growing need for nurses in urban areas. We work with local area health services to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in areas where they’re needed most.
While more than 60,000 families have been supported since 2005, there’s still a lot more to do to reach every family going through breast cancer. We rely on the heartfelt support we receive from all over Australia – including individuals, communities, corporate partners and government. They help by donating, hosting or attending events, or purchasing McGrath Foundation products, which helps us continue Jane’s legacy and achieve our mission.
Together, we can make a difference.