This Christmas, give the gift of support to 100 families just like Sarah’s

As the festive season draws closer, we need your help more than ever. Christmas can be an intensely emotional time for families experiencing breast cancer. Make a donation this Christmas and you’ll be giving the most meaningful Christmas gift there is: guidance, expert clinical advice, advocacy with doctors and – most of all – real understanding.

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Sarah Baxter and her family

"There were so many situations that would have been more overwhelming if she wasn't there to take the pressure off"

Rikki’s help let me concentrate on being a mum, not a cancer patient. She organised appointments, gave me advice and relieved me of emotional baggage.

Sarah's story

With two kids under three, Sarah’s sudden breast cancer diagnosis came with a barrage of life-changing decisions that affected her whole family. 

When young mum Sarah Baxter first showed her two-year-old son, Calvin, the results of her double mastectomy, he looked at her with great concern on his little face. “Mummy your nipples are broken,” he said. Sarah told him, “Mate, yeah they are. They’re gone now.” And he leaned in to kiss her scars better, “Because they were sore”.

There are so many unexpected challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis. And that’s on top of the overwhelming challenges of treatment.

Sarah was able to take on all those challenges – including finding the right way to talk to her young children – thanks to the incredible support of her McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Rikki.

Donations FAQ

Yes. The McGrath Foundation is an ACNC (Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission) Registered Charity and complies with all ACNC regulations. To find out more about the ACNC visit https://www.acnc.gov.au/

You can claim the full amount of the donation as long as it is $2 or more. There is no limit to how much you can claim, however, there is a limit to how much of a donation you can claim in a financial year.

Make a donation to McGrath Foundation and keep the receipt. Lodge your tax return with the ATO and pay close attention to section D9 Gifts or donations of the return – this is where you list all the donations you have made.

If you are an Australian resident for tax purposes and made a donation or $2 or more to an Australian registered charity you are eligible to claim the tax back on your donation.

The McGrath Foundation uses donations to fund existing McGrath Breast Care Nurses to support people with breast cancer and their families across Australia and plan for more nurses in the future.

Yes, regular monthly donations are a powerful way to ensure our McGrath Breast Care Nurses can continue to support breast cancer patients into the future. Donations can be set up through our website or by contacting the Donation team on (02) 8962 6100 or email donations@mcgrathfoundation.com.au

Yes. Donations over $2 are tax deductible for Australian residents. If you make a one-off donation via our website, a receipt will be emailed to you immediately. If you generously sign up to donate monthly, your receipt will be sent at the end of the financial year. For more information about tax deductibility you should seek financial advice or visit the ATO website.

Phone: To donate over the phone please contact our donations team on (02) 8962 6100 or email us at donations@mcgrathfoundation.com.au so we can contact you.

Direct Deposit:  To deposit directly into the McGrath Foundations bank account please download the donation form to find our bank account details.

Cheques/money orders: Please make your cheque or money order payable to the “McGrath Foundation”, and ensure your donation is accompanied with your name, address and the reason for your donation. Please post it to The McGrath Foundation at: PO Box 611, North Sydney NSW 2059.

Charity donations of $2 or more may be tax-deductible in Australia. For more information about your tax you should seek financial advice from your accountant or visit the ATO website.

Minimum website donation value is $10. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex & one off donations through Paypal.