Yesterday I attended the McGrath Foundation Breast Cancer High Tea at the Customs House Brisbane. This charity do was organised by the McGrath Foundation Queensland Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator Deborah Scott-Ranson and hosted by the vibrant TV personality Emily Jade. What a lovely do! The Customs House decor set the elegant ambiance for the high tea for more than 150 women (and a few men).
The McGrath Foundation is one of Australia’s leading breast cancer support organisations with over 16,000 Australian families who are supported by 77 McGrath Breast Care Nurses nationally. McGrath Foundation Ambassador and Director Tracy Bevan made a heart-felt presentation about her dear friend Jane McGrath who founded the McGrath Foundation before her untimely passing from breast cancer. Tracy's strong and important message to us all was for Australian women to have regular self-breast checks and mammograms. In addition, the McGrath Foundation is working very hard to increase the number of McGrath Breast Care nurses to 150 and the Foundation needs your support to reach that important goal.
I sat on a table with women from Wynnum, Bulimba and Hawthorne, and we all enjoyed savoury sandwiches, scones with cream and a strawberry and a variety of cute little cakes - washed down with pink champagne. A special guest at the High Tea was Lisa Newman, the elegant wife of the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.