For Breastfeeding Awareness Week, We’re Supporting the McGrath Foundation… Here’s How You Can Help

Did you know that one in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 85? In fact, fifty people are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia in 2018...

The McGrath Foundation aims to make life easier for individuals and families experiencing breast cancer. They raise money to place specialist breast care nurses where they’re needed.

Breast Care Nurses Have a Vital Role to Play

Breast care nurses support families and individuals experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support through. The support of a breast care nurse is available right throughout Australia.

The McGrath Foundation funds 120 breast care nurses across Australia and have helped more than 64 000 families to date.

What Are People Saying About The McGrath Foundation?

Jane McGrath describes her experience with a breast care nurse in the following way:

“My breast care nurse allowed me to be Jane McGrath - the friend, the mother and the wife - not just the breast cancer patient. She was someone who could provide both Glenn and I with informed, sensible answers to the many questions we had during the often complicated and confusing treatment process.”

Another patient, Rosemary says:

"The reassurance and helpful advice my McGrath Breast Care Nurse gave me at each step was magnificent. I don’t know how I would have survived mentally and physically without Michelle’s cheery visits and phone calls each week."

Let’s Support The McGrath Foundation Together!

Medela proudly acknowledge the amazing work of the McGrath Foundation and whilst marvelling at the life-giving benefits of breastmilk and the work breasts can do we also wanted to support women through times when they may be going through an incredibly tough fight with cancer.

In celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Week from the 6th – 19th of August $10 of all Medela Electric Breastpumps sold through Baby Bunting will be donated to the McGrath Foundation.

Have you ever heard of The McGrath Foundation? What are you going to do to support other women during Breastfeeding Awareness Week? Let’s have a chat here or on the Medela Australia Facebook page!