The McGrath Foundation today announced a renewed partnership with Greater Charitable Foundation to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in the Newcastle region that will help the organisation meet the increased need for breast cancer support in the area.
This year, more than 700* people in the Hunter New England and Central Coast region will be diagnosed with breast cancer and many more will need the support and care of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
McGrath Foundation CEO, Holly Masters, said the partnership from the Newcastle-based Greater Charitable Foundation will allow the ongoing funding of a second McGrath Breast Care Nurse for the region.
"Without the support of partners such as the Greater Charitable Foundation, we would not be able to continue to fund essential McGrath Breast Care Nurses," Ms Masters.
“We currently have 120 nurses nationwide but we urgently need more to ensure every family in Australia experiencing breast cancer has access to a free McGrath Breast Care Nurse.
“The McGrath Greater Charitable Breast Care Nurse is helping us meet this need and we thank them for their ongoing partnership.”
To celebrate the partnership extension, Greater Bank’s head office building, located on the corner of Tudor and Beaumont Streets, Hamilton, will light up pink from 28 September for a fortnight.
Greater Charitable Foundation CEO, Ms Anne Long, said they were proud to continue the partnership with the McGrath Foundation to help provide this important resource for the region.
Over the past 3 years, we have seen first-hand the incredible work the McGrath Foundation breast care nurses have undertaken in the region and the positive impacts they have on the lives of those going through breast cancer treatment - Ms Long.
“Our ongoing support is reflective of the work they are doing to fulfil a valuable service across the Hunter region and we look forward to working with them as they continue to provide physical, psychological and emotional support to local breast cancer patients.”
Anyone experiencing breast cancer in the Hunter New England and Central Coast region is encouraged to reach out to the McGrath Breast Care Nurses in Newcastle at www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au
* McGrath Foundation, Needs Assessment Modelling, 2018