Help me raise funds for The Royal's Breast Care Centre
In late May last year, I randomly noticed a change in how my breast looked. After initially receiving the all clear from the local radiography clinic, my GP suggested I get a second opinion, and gave me a referral to the Breast Clinic at the Royal Hospital for Women.
When I called the clinic to make an appointment, they initially told me that they had a long wait list, and it might be better to try to get in to a private clinic. After I told them about my symptoms in more detail, Fiona (the triage nurse) realised that it was potentially quite serious, and was able to fit me in.
In less than a week, I'd been in to the clinic, and Breast Specialist Wendy Vincent, told me it was likely I had breast cancer. 10 days later I'd had a positive diagnosis and a mastectomy. All this happened in the time I would have still been waiting to see a breast specialist in a private clinic.
Throughout the last 10 months, I've been looked after so well by Gill Neil, through all my surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Gill has provided me with bits and pieces to help both with physical and emotional support, and answers to my silly questions like whether I can still swim at the beach, and when my hair will grow back.
I have had nights where I've laid in bed and all I can think about is how lucky I was to get into the clinic. This whole experience would have been so different if I hadn't.
At present, the hard working team of radiologists, radiographers, nurses, surgeons and breast physicians at the Breast Centre have access to a mammogram machine for only three days a week. This machine is owned by Breast Screen NSW, a completely separate entity. The other two days a week, the machine is used exclusively by Breast Screen NSW.
This is why I've set up this page, to try to raise money to go towards a new mammogram machine for exclusive use by the Breast Clinic, so that so many more people in my predicament can be treated by the amazing people in the clinic, and hopefully have the same positive experience and outcome I have had.
The new machine, costing approximately $400,000 will allow the centre to see far more women, and provide a much more comfortable way to investigate potential breast cancer symptoms.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Tdm Growth Partners
Incredible cause Jane! And we love your flowers in our office! Wishing you all the best from the TDM team!
For Valentine's Day
You are as beautiful as your @floreatfloral flowers, Jane. An inspiration. Brave, smart, resilient, and a winner. Thank you for taking these steps for The Royal’s Breast Centre Clinic. Your fundraising page helps raise awareness and funds to support a much-needed service for women from all over Syndey and rural & regional NSW.
Jane King & Brad Lindsay
Lamps - as we said, to healthy health! 😘😘
Nakia & Ric Gordon
You are an inspiration Jane, sending lots of love..
Lampe. You are an incredible inspiration to us all and the Horses all wish you a speedy recovery, good health and some well deserved fun times x
Alarna, Tim, James And Jack Kirby
You have been an absolute inspiration and we love you so much ❤️❤️
You are an inspiration Jane. An absolute blessing xx
Kate, George And Teddy
Sending love to you Jane and an enormous thank you to all of those special people that helped you through this
Great cause Jane. You’re an inspiration.
Hi Jane, Your strength and positive outlook is an inspiration to us all! F-you cancer! Best wishes claire
What an amazing thing to do Jane, using your own brave journey to help others and give back to the clinic that has supported you through it all
From Anne Lampe
Such a fantastic cause. Well done you my friend, you are such an inspiration to us all. Masses of love to you xx
Vix & Evan
Happy birthday and congratulations on finishing treatment! Here's to many more happy years ahead and lots of money raised for a great & meaningful cause xx
Hugh Applegate And Claire Grady
Lots of love Jane. xx
An amazing woman you are xxx
Anna Nick Sienna And Arlo
Go Jane, your courage and determination has been amazing and I know you’ll smash this fundraising target too!! Xx
Never ever give up. Fight hard Jano. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Euphemia And Craig
Hi Jane, thank you so much for doing our wedding flowers. You are such a lovely and special person and I am so glad to have met you! All the best from Euphemia and Craig
First day's 10%
I am so sorry that you've had to go through this. I will be supporting you through recommending you to al my couples to use FLOREART...and I just think you are amazing. Fullstop x
Your outlook is so admirable from such a journey. Wonderful way to give back! I wish all the best for you J-J-J-Janey!