A charity has given out more $4.2 million to a breast cancer advocacy group, as well as to a family support group and the community in South Australia, as it struggles to cope with the death of a donor who died earlier this year.
The Salvation Army Foundation (SAAF) has announced the donation of $4,700 to Breast Cancer Australia in an open letter to supporters.SAAF is the charity that gave breast cancer survivor Mary Jane Macgregor the opportunity to give birth.
The charity is known for its advocacy work in South Australian communities and is working to prevent the spread of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Australia said the donation was made in recognition of the “extraordinary sacrifice” made by a local mother who is a breast-cancer survivor.
“This donation is an example of the charity’s commitment to supporting women and families affected by breast cancer, and we are very grateful for the support we have received from a range of individuals and organisations to help us keep the fight going,” Breast Cancer South Australia chief executive Catherine Hill said.
“The support we are receiving from the SA Government and local communities will allow us to keep up our fight and continue to fight to prevent more deaths from breast cancer in the future.”‘
It is a tragedy’The charity also gave out $1,500 to the family of a woman who died in April, in the wake of an aggressive cancer scan.
“Mary Jane MacGregor is now our longest serving volunteer in SA and has worked tirelessly to support the people of the community and the breast cancer charities,” SAAF chief executive Ms Hill said in a statement.
“It is our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Mary Jane for her dedication to supporting the SA Breast Cancer Alliance.”
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Jane and the impact that her loss has had on the breast-piercing community.
“The letter also thanked SAAF volunteers for their work, including the “brave” volunteers who helped transport a young woman to hospital after being diagnosed with breast cancer and a “supervised” woman who worked with patients to “re-establish” their confidence.”
You have all done an incredible job,” Ms Hill wrote.”
As the foundation’s largest donor, you are our biggest supporters, and our hearts go out to you and your family.
“We would also like to thank everyone who has donated, as you have made our fight more meaningful.””
The charity has already given away $3.3 million since its inception in 2002.””
We would also like to thank everyone who has donated, as you have made our fight more meaningful.”
The charity has already given away $3.3 million since its inception in 2002.
“With your support, our mission to help women and their families in South Aus.
has grown exponentially and we will continue to make a difference,” Ms MacGregors brother, David MacGregoris, said in the statement.
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