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.
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.