Over $26,000 raised by PKF for Hunter breast care nurses

Over $26,000 raised by PKF for Hunter breast care nurses

PKF Sydney and Newcastle, The Newcastle Herald, and NEX at Wests City held the annual Hunter Breast Care Breakfast on Thursday, 27 October 2022.

$26,419.10 was raised for the Hunter Nurse Education Group – the highest amount raised to date.

Over 360 guests filled the ballroom of Wests City for a morning of raffles, prizes, speeches, and reflection.

The event was hosted by NBN Television’s, Natasha Beyersdorf who donates her time to MC the event each year.

Guests heard from speaker Dr. Janine Lombard, Medical Oncologist who specialises in breast and gynaecological cancers

She was able to give insights into the advancements that have been made in the treatment of breast cancer.

Janine is actively involved in clinical breast cancer research and has been a member of the Breast Cancer Trials Group, the largest breast cancer research group in Australia and New Zealand, for 13 years.

“With survival rates now reaching 92 per cent, the hope that this gives those diagnosed has never been stronger,” Janine said.

With the most recent Breast Care Breakfast contribution, the event has raised more than $280,000 over the past 14 years, missing two years due to COVID.

Every dollar raised stays in the Hunter to fund training and professional development for specialist breast care nurses. The nurses are dedicated to caring for Hunter people facing the battle to overcome breast cancer.

PKF Australia Chairman and Director at PKF Sydney and Newcastle, Steve Meyn said it is always inspirational to see such strong support of the nurses and their invaluable role in the community.

“This terrible disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects all walks of life. Last year approximately 20,741 people in Australia were diagnosed with breast cancer, this equates to 57 people every day – surprisingly 173 of these were men, a fact that many of us never hear,” Steve said.

In 2006, PKF started its Annual Breast Care Fundraiser Breakfast after one of their partners lost his wife to breast cancer.

“We wanted to support him and mark her memory in some small way, as well as to acknowledge the invaluable role of the breast care nurses,” Steve said.


IMAGE | Hunter Nurses, Helen and Rebecca with PKF Managing Director, Bob Bell.


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