“Until such times that we have a cure for cancer we need to focus on the prevention.”
Through education relating to lifestyle, diet, exercise and regular breast checks we can minimise the risks of women developing breast cancer and minimise the risk of losing their breast and/or life from breast cancer through early detection.
BreastAware is a not-for-profit community organisation led by a voluntary Board of Directors based in the Illawarra NSW.
Breastaware is a self-funded organisation dependent completely on the generosity of individuals and organisations.
We are driven by our values respect, accountability, compassion and integrity.
With knowledge we can tilt the scales in our favour and change statistics
Founder & Facilitator
During her many years working with women affected by breast cancer Maralyn could see the need for more awareness regarding the importance of early detection of breast cancer and the need to educate women on how to minimise the risk of losing their breasts and or life to breast cancer.
Treasurer & Board Member
Owner of Essential Bookkeeping Solutions, was asked to join the board in 2015 and jumped at the opportunity to be involved. Henny has seen friends, relatives and her own employee battle breast cancer, with two relatives losing their fight against the disease. She has found it very rewarding being involved with Breast Aware, meeting many people touched by breast cancer and witnessing the lives saved by women as a result of attending our workshops.
Head of Digital & Board Member
Doreen, a Digital Marketing Consultant based in Wollongong, was asked to join the board in 2017 and is very grateful to be part of an important initiative. She provides assistance and support, focusing on digital mediums to help increase visibility for this cause which is near and dear to her heart, with cancer touching the lives of many family and friends.
Vice President & Board Member
Energetic, driven and reliable, Monique Field is a committed real estate sales agent. Monique loves the day to day challenges of real estate and has a genuine understanding and empathy for her clients. She recognises that the selling process is a life changing decision and is determined to create a positive experience that is streamlined, stress free and rewarding. She has attended many of BreastAware’s workshops providing support for the cause and assisting in spreading the word about prevention.