A Message From Jane McGrath
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 rediagnosed, 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 Australian women.
Together, we can make a difference.