During October our People and Culture Committee hosted a High Tea for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 45 community members attended raising $401 for the McGrath Foundation.
Guest Speaker, Joylene Fletcher (McGrath Breast Cancer Nurse) from Grampians Health delivered an informative presentation and encouraged attendees to do self checks and to book regular check ups. The McGrath Foundation is about empowering people and providing access to a much information as possible during difficult times.
One in seven women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, with most women not having a family history. Around 200 Australian men a year are also affected by breast cancer. Women aged between 50 and 74 are encouraged to get screened every two years. Breast screening sessions are free and do not need a doctors referral.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a timely reminder to book your breast screen.