Funds raised for education and training of Hunters breast care nurses
17 Oct 2016
More than $22,000 was raised at PKF’s Annual Breast Care Fundraiser Breakfast to continue supporting the Hunter region’s specialist nurses in 2016.
Hosted by NBN Television’s Natasha Beyersdorf, the event saw 400 guests fill the Starlight Room at Wests New Lambton to hear about the inspiring work of the Hunter Nurse Education Group - Breast Cancer Care.
Former Woman's Day Editor, blogger, Communications Manager for the Drinks Association and mum, Alana House was the event’s guest speaker. Alana spoke of her personal and professional journey over the past ten years which has made her realise how much we sweat the small stuff compared to what other courageous individuals endure.
With the most recent Breakfast contribution, the event has raised more than $194,000 over the past ten years. Every dollar raised stays in the Hunter to fund training and professional development for the Group’s specialist breast care nurses. The nurses are dedicated to caring for Hunter people facing the battle to overcome breast cancer.
“Nurses play a significant role in caring for people at all stages of the breast cancer journey. Our group coordinates educational opportunities in many different settings, including surgical wards, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, community health, palliative care, clinical trials and research,” Vicki Sproule, co-chair of the Hunter Nurse Education Group, said at the event.
Steve Meyn, Managing Director of PKF Newcastle & Sydney, one of the event's major sponsors said the overwhelming generosity towards breast care nurses and their invaluable role in the community was inspirational.
"The funds raised each year by this event means the nurses are able to continue their training and education in the specialist field of breast cancer care. They can access expert training both locally and further afield and it is these real and tangible results that drive ongoing support,” he said.
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