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Growing need for support for breast cancer patients

An increased demand for support for breast cancer patients has led to the expansion of Cabrini Health’s annual Cabrini Breast Cancer Care Luncheon.

An event which offers an opportunity for breast cancer patients, their friends, family, clinicians and supporters to share research and advice, celebrate triumphs and remember those lost to breast cancer, the Cabrini Breast Cancer Care Luncheon (formerly known as Brightways) has grown from supporting breast cancer services as Cabrini Brighton to now include breast cancer services at Cabrini Malvern, including world class facilities in the recently opened Gandel Wing.

‘Every year we receive wonderful feedback from our guests regarding the supportive environment at the event, and in recent years we have sold out early so we are expanding the event so that everyone who is interested can attend’ said Sue Hewat, General Manager and Director of Nursing at Cabrini Brighton.

In previous years partnering with Breast Cancer Network Australia as well as holding smaller events in the Brighton area, this year’s event will be held at Carousel overlooking Albert Park Lake, with a capacity to accommodate more guests than in previous years. ‘We are increasingly seeing the need for more women, their friends, family, and supporters to get together to share their experiences and raise funds to support breast care services’ said Sue Parkes, Director of Cabrini Foundation. ‘The event has grown from just patients to everyone with an interest in supporting breast cancer services and understanding the need for women to balance their well being and find inspiration in terms of their physical and emotional health’.

Featuring a panel including Prof Gary Richardson OAM, Director of the Szalmuk Family department of Medical Oncology at Cabrini Institute, Natalie McGregor, breast cancer survivor, fundraiser and advocate and Kellie Curtain, award winning author and consultant for Breast Cancer Network Australia, an open-style discussion will explore the theme of ‘inspiration’ and how women can be inspired in many facets of their lives, including their own physical and emotional health and wellness. All funds raised support breast cancer services and ongoing treatment at Cabrini Health.

Tickets are now available at For more information contact or call 9508 1400.

Posted on
18 September 2019
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