Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation's Vision

"Beating Breast Cancer Together"

Sydney Breast Cancer Foundations mission is to improve the early detection of breast cancer and the quality of life & survival rates of breast cancer patients.


SBCF increases awareness of breast cancer by educating the community and encouraging women to be proactive in self-examination through the distribution of breast check shower cards both nationally and internationally. Early detection is vital to increasing survival rates.


SBCF provides support to breast care patients and their families through the provision of information, funding breast cancer nurses, as well as compassionate care funding, and much needed patient support programs within the wider community.


SBCF funds patient focused breast cancer research, including impactful research and fellowships. Research plays a crucial role in reducing the burden of breast cancer by improving prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship outcomes.


SBCF provides funding to Breast Units across NSW to help it to provide the best possible treatment and care for patients including funding training and state-of-the-art medical equipment, and wholistic patient programs. 

“It’s like a seismic event in their life..., yet they remain positive and demonstrate hope - I am inspired by my patients.”

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier
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The Team

Our foundation team of passionate individuals comprises of 8 voluntary Board members, one full-time Foundation Manager, a part-time Event Manager and 5 subcommittee members who also volunteer their valuable time to advise the Foundation. 

Annual Report FY22/23


Lynne Crookes OAM

Lynne Crookes OAM Chair

Renae Lopez

Renae Lopez Director

Deborah West

Deborah West Director

Lucy Vecchio

Lucy Vecchio Director

Laura Durkan

Laura Durkan Director

Miriam Stiel

Miriam Stiel Director

Simon Murray

Simon Murray Director

A/Prof Richard West AM

A/Prof Richard West AM Chair Medical Advisory Committee

Dr Kylie Snook

Dr Kylie Snook  

Wendy Vincent

Wendy Vincent Medical Advisory Committee

A/Prof Jane Beith

A/Prof Jane Beith Medical Advisory Committee

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier Medical Advisory Committee

A/Prof Cindy Mak

A/Prof Cindy Mak Medical Advisory Committee

Anne West

Anne West Events Sub Committee


Annie Zukerman

Annie Zukerman Foundation Manager

Jo Stiel

Jo Stiel Events Manager


Angela Bishop OAM

Angela Bishop OAM Entertainment Reporter

Jessica Rowe

Jessica Rowe Journalist & Television Presenter

It's never too early to start checking your breasts...