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, so people can access them for free. When the people the foundation cares about are in need, McGrath Breast Care Nurses are there for support.
The Domain Sydney Pink Test has become the iconic centrepiece of the partnership between Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation. 2019 marked the eleventh year of the Pink Test, with the Foundation raising over $1.3 million.
Traditionally Ladies’ Day, Day 3 of the Domain Pink Test has been renamed Jane McGrath Day and is celebrated with the entire SCG turning pink each year in honour of Jane, raising money for the Foundation.
To support the Foundation’s work, or learn more about the McGrath Foundation’s programs, visit: https://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/