The Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club in Williamstown was a sea of pink on the 10 September with the Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand hosting a Pink Breakfast to support Western Health's BreastWest program.
"Our program helps patients at a grassroots level. The BreastCare packs we provide patients are individually tailored to their needs to help them through the different stages of their care," said Sara Jorgensen, BreastCare Nurse.
"We rely on fundraising to provide support to women who have received the distressing news that they have breast cancer. The donations we receive assist patients by making a direct impact in everyday life, not only for the patient but by extension, their families and support persons."
"Thanks to the Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand for holding this wonderful event. Donations like these mean we can continue to support women during this challenging time."
The Rotarians were inspired to fundraise after hearing from Western Health surgeon Dr Meron Pitcher.
"When we heard about the BreastWest program and how it relies on fundraising, we knew we wanted to get involved in some way. The club members and community really got behind the breakfast and were inspired to raise money for this wonderful program," said Michele Breed from the Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand.
The cheque was presented to Claire Culley, Divisional Director Perioperative & Critical Care Services Western Health, by Rotary President Mario Vella at a meeting on October 15.