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The Foundation for Breast Cancer Care welcomes our newest Board member, Mr Ross O’Shea.Ross had a 37-year career in the NSW Public Service. He finished his public sector career as a member of the Senior Executive Service. All his career was spent working in regional and remote NSW.

Ross has been a member of many governance Boards including Regional Development Boards, Catchment Management Authorities and Committees, and Regional Tourism Boards.

On several occasions the NSW Government has appointed Ross to the role of Recovery Coordinator, to support and assist communities recovering from the impacts of natural disasters

Ross was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2014 Australian Honours list for his outstanding service to the people and communities of western NSW.

Ross has extensive knowledge of the communities, issues and opportunities within regional/remote Australia. He is acknowledged for endeavouring to create a respectful and sustainable social, economic and cultural future for those communities. He has a strong commitment to valuing and respecting the knowledge and understanding of local people when identifying and resolving local issues and supporting the future of their communities and an advocate for the incorporating the wisdom of community into decision making.

He is a promoter and leader of initiatives to “close the gap” for Indigenous Australians and a strong advocate for actions which enable cultural understanding to influence positive social, cultural and economic outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
Ross is involved in charities and philanthropic organisations supporting better social and cultural outcomes for people and communities especially those in rural, regional and remote Australia.

He is now the Principal Consultant to Mundi Consulting Services Pty Ltd.

Our Causes

 

World’s best practice

World’s best practice

The cure rate for breast cancer survival in Australia is amongst the best in the world, and this can only be maintained by constant review. The best system of monitoring success is by ultising cancer registries. Presently all of these registries and their data are not networked.  Data is is already housed in a variety of registries these include cancer registeries and mortality registries. Breast Cancer recurrance data is held in a surgical audit. The ...
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Better outcomes for marginalised women

Better outcomes for marginalised women

Breast Screening is available to all, however research shows that it is often primarily used by the “worried, wealthy and the well educated”. We need to rectify this by making screening more inclusive. Access blocks in health are everywhere including geographical, ethnic, linguistic and cultural. Foundation for Breast Cancer Care aims to ensure effective screening and treatment available to all, by identifying the blockages in the system, and trying to coordinate remedies. Screening for breast cancer ...
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Surgery to preserve body shape

Surgery to preserve body shape

Mastectomy or removal of the breast is a serious step made after much consultation between a suregon and their patient. It is a ‘life before limb’ decision. Techniques are emerging to make this operation history. The range of procedures to safely preserve the breast is increasing, as is the ability to immediately reconstruct the breast. This is an exciting area of surgery the Foundation for Breast Cancer Care wish to promote. We believe that all breast ...
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Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy given “up front”, before surgery has revolutionised the modern management of breast cancer. Given before surgery, this allows the treating doctors to take fewer risks with chemotherapy prescribing, and allows surgeons to perform smaller operations on patients – and fewer mastectomies in approximately 20%. The name for this is Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT). In published studies, approximately 20% of women who would have needed mastectomy have avoided this with NACT. For the patient and ...
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News Media & Advocacy

Classic Ladies Foundation Fundraiser

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> The Classic Ladies Foundation has chosen the FFBCC as their 2019 charity. But tickets online and help close the gap in breast cancer care ...
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Raising awareness, building trust and improving outcomes for Aboriginal women;stage 1

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The Foundation and The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will partner with one Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHSs) to develop a map of the healthcare pathways for breast cancer screening,diagnosis,treatment and long term care. This map would be designed such that it could be adapted to other settings and ...
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GO PINK DAY – Medtronic Hosts event for FFBCC

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A fabulous day was hosted by the team at Medtronic Sydney in October. GO PINK DAY saw the offices of Medtronic turn PINK to raise awareness regarding Breast Cancer. Medtronic, a long supporter of the beast cancer care arena, provided a creative PINK morning tea for their staff. Special guest ...
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Upcoming Events

Landmark Classic Sale and Campdraft

February 2, 2019
Tamworth

The Classic Ladies Foundation Landmark has been instrumental in bringing together a small team of ladies that add a new stand alone charitable arm to the ever growing annual event that is Landmark Classic Sale & Campdraft held annually at AELEC Tamworth.

The Classic Ladies Foundation works together in the lead up to and during the Classic to ensure fundraising and donations to charities are conducted in a more structured manner.
The Classic Ladies Foundation has chosen the Foundation as their 2019 charity.
Join us in Tamworth to help close the gap in breast cancer care.

Making a donation will go towards improving lives for those affected by breast cancer.

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