Cancer Australia’s 2015 Pink Ribbon Breakfast was held on Pink Ribbon Day, Monday 26 October. The Breakfast was hosted by our long-standing and generous Principal Supporter, the Macquarie Group Foundation.
The theme for the 2015 Pink Ribbon Breakfast was breast cancer in young women. With two women under 40 diagnosed with breast cancer every day, Cancer Australia is committed to raising breast awareness and improving outcomes for all young women who are diagnosed with the disease. Cancer Australia launched a new web section on Breast cancer in young women that includes important information on finding it early, risk factors, diagnosis, living with and life after cancer.
At the Breakfast, The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, officially launched a new report titled ‘Breast cancer in young women: key facts about breast cancer in women in their 20s and 30s’, published by Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The report is the first national report of its kind.
Speakers included Professor Helen Zorbas, CEO of Cancer Australia, Shemara Wikramanayake, Chair, Macquarie Group Foundation, and Sally Obermeder, breast cancer survivor and media personality, who shared her personal experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer as a young woman. Journalist and television presenter Georgie Gardner was the Master of Ceremonies.
Watch a webcast of event
For the first time you can now watch a webcast of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast, wherever you are and at a time that suits you! To view the on-demand webcast please register here.
- Knowledge is never out of fashion- knowing your breasts can save your life
- Information on breast cancer in young women
- Watch a video on What young women know about breast cancer?
- View the report Breast cancer in young women: key facts about breast cancer in women in their 20s and 30s