The McGrath Foundation’s story is one with simple – but well-known – beginnings. It started with Jane and Glenn McGrath’s very public experience with breast cancer, and has become one of Australia’s most recognised and respected charities, the McGrath Foundation.
Some years after her initial diagnosis, Jane’s cancer returned. This time, she had a breast care nurse, who both empowered and comforted her, and the entire family. This experience set the mission for the Foundation, which has become an enduring commitment to support thousands of women and men every day, no matter where they live – for free.
McGrath Foundation raises funds to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, as well as making breast health understanding a priority.
While more than 54,000 families have been supported by 11 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, there’s still lots more to do to reach every family going through breast cancer.
The Commonwealth Bank Sydney Pink Test has become the iconic centrepiece of the friendship between Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation. 2017 marked the ninth year of the Pink Test, with the SCG turning a sea of pink thanks to the support of the Australian cricket community.
Traditionally Ladies’ Day, Day 3 of the Sydney Pink Test has been renamed Jane McGrath Day and is celebrated with the entire SCG turning pink each year in honour of Jane, and raising money for the Foundation.
Together, we can make a difference.