Supporting women living with breast cancer
Did you know that a staggering 20,428 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the last year? It is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia.*
Mater Chicks in Pink was created so that no woman would have to go through breast cancer alone.
By supporting Mater Chicks in Pink you can help these women–our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends–focus on the moments that matter most and alleviate some of the huge emotional and financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Your generous support will help to fund free, personalised and practical breast cancer support services, plus items such as mastectomy bras, wigs and scarves which create a positive, significant and real impact.
Your support also enables investment in health technology and equipment which delivers rapid and potentially life-saving breast cancer testing, alongside critical advancement in breast cancer treatment.
At Mater, collaborative work from world-class researchers and clinicians ensure critical new advancements, understandings and treatments of breast cancer are quickly translated from the research lab to a patient’s bedside.
*Source: Cancer Australia, 2022
How you can support Mater Chicks in Pink today
Meet the women you’re helping
At the age of 27, Amy was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. During chemotherapy, Amy found out she carried the BRCA (Breast Cancer gene) mutation, and opted for a double mastectomy.
Two weeks after finding a lump during a self examination, Rachael received the devastating diagnosis of Stage 1 HER2 Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer, with no family history of breast cancer.