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McGrath Foundation

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In Australia, one in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

With your support this Dry July you will be helping to reach the goal of ensuring every person experiencing breast cancer in Australia has access to a McGrath Breast Care Nurse.

McGrath Breast Care Nurses provide invaluable support and care to women and men experiencing breast cancer. From diagnosis right throughout treatment, the individual and their families are supported for free and with no referral.

A breast cancer diagnosis changes people’s lives, often in ways you wouldn’t expect. The impact can be felt right through their network of family and friends. As much as they try, the diagnosis, the treatment and the disease can take over their lives.

McGrath Breast Care Nurses bring families peace of mind through expert knowledge, personal care and genuine compassion. They can help create time in someone’s life not defined by breast cancer. McGrath Foundation research shows early access to a McGrath Breast Care Nurse significantly improves the experience and outcomes of a person with breast cancer. *

Proceeds from Dry July 2019 will benefit the McGrath Foundation by supporting the McGrath Foundation Nursing Program.

Source: Health Consult, “Evaluation of the Second Federal Government Funded Breast Care Initiative – Final Evaluation Report” 2016


Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women in Australia.

The McGrath Foundation currently funds 132 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in community’s right across Australia. They have supported more than 70,000 families since 2005.

McGrath Breast Care Nurses are an important part of the complex medical team managing the care of people with breast cancer. They are specially trained and experienced in supporting both early and metastatic breast cancer.

To ensure that every Australian has access to the support of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse, funding for 121 more McGrath Breast Care Nurses is needed.

Together we can make a difference!

Latest Updates

2018 Grant funding update: Mildura-based McGrath Breast Care Nurse, Louise James

In 2018, Dry July Foundation awarded a grant to McGrath Foundation to continue the placement of an existing McGrath Breast Care Nurse. 

Louise James is a McGrath Foundation Breast Care Nurse, based in Mildura, VIC. Louise has said, “I provide support to people with breast cancer and their families, coordinating their care and unpacking medical jargon so that each person understands what is happening. I give people time. Time to understand their diagnosis, time to decide on the right treatment for them and time to appreciate their timeline. I’m also incredibly passionate about breast health understanding and encourage people to get to know their bodies so that they know what is normal for them. Thanks to the support of the Dry July Foundation, McGrath Breast Care Nurses, like me are able to continue to provide vital support to people with breast cancer and their families.” 

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