Mater Chicks in Pink supporters celebrate their efforts

Mater Chicks in Pink supporters celebrate their efforts

More than 80 Mater Chicks in Pink supporters came together dressed in every shade of pink to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month on 18 October. 

Guests at the cocktail event included breast cancer patients, Mater Chicks in Pink supporters, as well as a number of Mater clinicians who dedicate their lives to delivering exceptional care to women undergoing breast cancer treatment at Mater. 

Mater anatomical pathologist, Dr Cameron Snell, was a special guest speaker at the event, sharing his latest research outcomes that can predict which breast cancer patients are more likely to relapse on Tamoxifen—a drug commonly used to treat breast cancer. 

His research shows that investigating the lymph node metastasis of breast cancer, gives a better understanding of the disease, and enables clinicians to more accurately predict which patient will relapse, therefore ensuring patients don’t have to take a drug that many not be beneficial to them. 

The audience also heard from Brisbane businesswoman and Queensland Community Foundation’s Community Philanthropist of the Year, Marisa Vecchio.  

Having embarked on her own journey at Mater as a breast cancer patient, Marisa has become one of Mater Foundation’s most passionate supporters, and recently raised $35 000 for breast cancer research at Mater.

So far this year, $760 000 has been raised for Mater Chicks in Pink to help provide much-needed support items to breast care patients at Mater—like mastectomy bras, wigs, counselling, yoga and art therapy, as well as fund promising breast cancer research happening right now at Mater. 

To find out how you can support breast cancer patients at Mater click here here.


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