Cancer Australia's 2014 Pink Ribbon Breakfast

Cancer Australia celebrated the 21st Pink Ribbon Breakfast on Monday 13 October 2014, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event was heralded a success once again with over with over 450 guests joining Cancer Australia.

With Australian breast cancer survival rates at an all-time high, the Breakfast focused on the importance of follow-up care to ensure the 15,000 women diagnosed this year continue to live long, productive and healthy lives after treatment.

Speakers included:

  • His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove
  • The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Sport, representing the Prime Minister
  • Professor Helen Zorbas AO, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Australia
  • Ms Megan James, breast cancer survivor
  • Ms Lisa George, Global Head, Macquarie Group Foundation

Actor Marta Dusseldorp, star of A Place to Call Home, Janet King and Crownies, took the role of Master of Ceremonies. Guests were entertained with a stunning performance by Australian singer songwriter Abby Dobson.

For the 12th year Macquarie Group Foundation was Principal Supporter of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast. The generosity of the Foundation over this time has been integral to the success of the Breakfast.

Guests were delighted by the beautiful raffle prizes donated by Jan Logan, Estee Lauder Companies and Ralph Lauren and silent auction items, mystery balloons and goodie bags donated by our generous raffle and event sponsors. We thank our wonderful Corporate Table sponsors, Macquarie Group Foundation, Novartis Oncology, Cue, and Roche and all event sponsors for their generous and invaluable support.


Event Supporters

Pink Ribbon
Macquarie Group Foundation logo
Pink Ribbon
Estee Lauder - Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Jan Logan
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Flourish Flower Merchants
Nine News
Simon Johnson
Veronika Maine
Bauer Media Group
Staging Connections
Porter Novelli
Stanhope Trading Co.
The Westin Sydney
Jo Malone London
Network Ten
Novartis Oncology
Vision Personal Training


Raffle winners

Congratulations to the raffle winners:

First prize: Nick Vindin
Second prize: Gail Comino
Third prize: Elisabeth Elder

To find out more about supporting Cancer Australia’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast, email