Did you know that a staggering 19 800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia this year? Sadly, that number continues to rise.*
On any given day, 53 women* will have their worlds turned upside down when they hear the words “You have breast cancer”, and eight women* will tragically lose their fight against the disease.
These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends—and they need your help.
By fundraising for Mater Chicks in Pink you are making a positive impact for these women.
The funds you raise will go towards providing personalised support services as well as life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer in the future.
Ultimately, you’ll be helping to make life easier for women with breast cancer today and saving more lives tomorrow. We can’t thank you enough.
Without your help, we simply wouldn't be able to provide these women with the support they need, when they need it most.
*Cancer Australia, 2019
Offering emotional support to women and their families during cancer treatment.
Providing a mastectomy bra can help restore a woman's sense of confidence after breast removal surgery.
Mater Chicks in Pink provides financial support on an as-needs basis, including hospital parking vouchers.
Art therapy program
Mater Chicks in Pink's art therapy programs help women to explore their feelings and share experiences in a supportive, creative environment.
'Mum, memories and me' program
This program involves helping terminally ill patients put together memory boxes for their loved ones, with the support of a specially qualified counsellor.
Yoga assists women in regaining movement following surgery. Yoga also teaches relaxation methods to help improve patients' emotional wellbeing.