Caring for those affected by cancer

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RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run

On 6 March 2016, the streets of Brisbane turned pink in support of Mater Chicks In Pink and women with breast cancer cared for at Mater. Ten thousand women and a few brave men took on the 25th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, raising more than $270 000, which will allow Mater Chicks In Pink to continue to provide support services for women with breast cancer and their families.

One of the ten thousand participants was Meera Honan, who raised more than $8500 in honour of her best friend Natalie who lost a 20-year battle with breast cancer in December 2015.

Determined to channel her grief into something positive, Meera registered for the fun run, and asked her friends and family to support her by making a donation to Mater Chicks in Pink in Natalie’s honour.

In just a few short weeks and with unanticipated support, Meera became the highest fundraiser, and was joined on event day by a group of family and friends who all ‘ran for Nat’.

Meera’s simple desire to play a part in having an impact on breast cancer support, has contributed to providing 114 home cleaning services, 36 counselling programs, 19 mastectomy bras and one memory box for some of the 1000 women treated at Mater for breast cancer each year.