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Blake Huntly, Dearnne Callaghan, Donna Apps, Sandra Lee Merritt, Shannon Miller and Jarrad Simpson

IT was the day everyone from Currajong came together for a good cause and if the feedback and money raised is anything to go by, the fundraiser for the McGrath Foundation was an outstanding success.

“We decided to pink up and get in the spirit to support this worthwhile cause – raising money to fight cancer,” said fundraiser organiser, Indigo Kriedemann of Currajong Disability Services.

“Our aim was to raise $1000 and so far at last count we have passed the halfway mark.

“Fingers crossed we hit our target and we can make a difference!”

Currajong clients and staff all got in the spirit and celebrated by dressing in pink (along with everyone else in Parkes) and holding a morning tea for the public.

“The response has been tremendous,” said Indigo.

“We can’t thank everyone enough for their effort and support and hopefully we can make a difference.”

The raise money will be to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia. Currently the MF have 135 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free.

From the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment, their highly-qualified nurses are there to help. While more than 75,000 families have been supported since 2005, more nurses are needed to meet the growing rate of breast cancer diagnosis in Australia.

There are nurses right across Australia including many regional and rural centres, where breast cancer treatment and support may be harder to reach.

The McGrath Foundation has become one Australia’s most recognised and respected charities since Jane and Glenn McGrath’s very public experience with breast cancer. When Jane was diagnosed with cancer for a second time, she had the support of a breast care nurse, who both empowered and comforted her, and her family. This experience set the mission for the Foundation, which has become an enduring commitment: to ensure every family experiencing breast cancer has the support of a Breast Care Nurse, no matter where they live – for free. The MF rely on the heartfelt support they receive from individuals, communities, corporate partners, government and groups like Currajong to continue providing and growing their nurse support across the country and increase breast health understanding.

Together, we can make a difference.