The McGrath Foundation was co-founded by Jane and Glenn McGrath, after Jane’s initial recovery from breast cancer. While being treated for a secondary cancer in 2003, Jane had access to a breast care nurse and became aware of the tremendous impact these nurses can have on a patient’s physical and mental wellbeing, both during and after treatment.
One of the McGrath Foundation’s two main objectives is to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia. Today, over 40,000 Australian families have been supported by 110 McGrath Breast Care Nurses nationally.
Through their campaign, Curve Lurve, The McGrath Foundation’s second objective is to educate young women to be breast aware. Jane was only 31 when she was first diagnosed with breast cancer, and she felt passionately about empowering young women to take control of their health by conducting regular breast checks.
Butterfly Tea Party
In 2010, The Phoenix International Charity launched its Butterfly Tea Party fundraising initiative in Australia we have donated money raised by Traders selling Phoenix’s ‘Butterfly Cupcakes’ card, whilst drinking tea, having fun and eating cake!
We are proud that Phoenix Trading and our independent Traders raised over AU$201,000 for the McGrath Foundation in 2010 and 2011.