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.

Awareness

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. Early detection is vital to increasing survival rates.

Support

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

Research

SBCF funds breast cancer research, including genomic research and fellowships. Cutting edge research such as the SBCF tissue bank enables targeted treatment which is one of the key drivers for the reduction of breast cancer mortality rates.

Treatment

SBCF provides funding to the Breast Unit at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse 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 in the Living Room. 

“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

Volunteers

Lynne Crookes OAM

Lynne Crookes OAM Chair

Catherine West

Catherine West Director

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

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

Foundation

Annie Zukerman

Annie Zukerman Foundation Manager

Ambassadors

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...