THE lives of women undergoing one of their most harrowing experiences will be made a little easier thanks to a generous donation from LJ Hooker Orange.
Over the past 12 months LJ Hooker Orange has donated funds from each property sold to the McGrath Foundation.
Last week, LJ Hooker owner Pat Cutcliffe donated $7000 to help fund breast care nurses in Orange and across Australia.
A breast cancer diagnosis can leave a person shattered and Orange’s McGrath Breast Care Nurse Sue Kuter can be there every step of the way.
“As soon as someone goes to the GP with a breast lump [I can help],” she said.
Mrs Kuter said, thanks to the McGrath Foundation, she can be there to support someone through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
“I can help give them education on the next path [of treatment or recovery],” she said.
Mr Cutcliffe said they chose to support the McGrath Foundation as so many people in the community are impacted by breast cancer.
“People in town support us and and we see it as a way to support them,” he said.
Mrs Kuter said the breast cancer journey can be long, sometimes up to 10 years for patients.
“One in eight women will get breast cancer before 85 years old and that’s the largest cancer group for women,” she said.
Mrs Kuter was the 64th breast care nurse in Australia when she was appointed in 2011.
They are now up to their 87th nurse.
“Their aim is to put 150 breast care nurses in Australia,” Mrs Kuter said.
To find out more about the McGrath Foundation visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.