About SBCF

The vision of Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation is

"Beating Breast Cancer Together"

SBCF's 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 and funding breast cancer nurses.

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 specialist medical equipment.

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

Dr Sanjay Warrier
Dr Sanjay's Story »

The Team

Our foundation is a team of passionate individuals comprising 12 voluntary committee members and one full-time Fundraising Executive.

Committee

A/Prof Jane Beith

A/Prof Jane Beith  

Lynne Crookes OAM

Lynne Crookes OAM President

Geoff Cuffe

Geoff Cuffe Treasurer

Sarah Ferguson

Sarah Ferguson Fundraising Executive

Maureen Iceton

Maureen Iceton  

Renae Lopez

Renae Lopez Vice-President

Dr Cindy Mak

Dr Cindy Mak Director of Breast Services

Edith Maling

Edith Maling  

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier

A/Prof Sanjay Warrier  

Anne West

Anne West  

Catherine West

Catherine West  

Deborah West

Deborah West  

A/Prof Richard West AM

A/Prof Richard West AM  

Ambassadors

Emma Markezic

Emma Markezic Columnist and comedian

Angela Bishop

Angela Bishop Entertainment Reporter

Laura Wells

Laura Wells Model, Presenter

Supporting the Breast Unit at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

The SBCF supports the work of the Breast Unit at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

The Breast Unit at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is a holistic treatment, research and education facility for breast cancer. It provides breast cancer surgery, oncology, radiotherapy and reconstruction treatment for patients which is coordinated by a multidisciplinary clinic. The Breast Unit provides a multidisciplinary resource to patients and their families, general practitioners, hospital and community health clinicians, health planners and researchers on the care and management of breast cancer. The Breast Unit also undertakes clinical trials and ground breaking research.

The Breast Unit is one of Australia's leading breast cancer facilities. The Breast Unit works in conjunction with the Kinghorn Cancer Centre, the University of Sydney and the Garvan Institute at St Vincents.

Corporate Structure

The SBCF is part of Chris O'Brien Lifehouse - Lifehouse Australia Limited operating under its company number (ABN 70 388 962 804) and Charity Fundraising Number (CFN 17573).

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