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Tracy Bevan; I Still Cry For Jane McGrath

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Tracy Bevan helped set up the McGrath Foundation following her best friend Jane McGrath's diagnosis and experience with breast cancer.

Ten years later and the pink test aims to raise over $1 million to fund breast care nurses across the country to make the journey for those undergoing breast cancer treatment a little easier.

Tracy says she made a promise to her friend Jane before she passed away so her children wouldn't forget her, and knows that she will be sitting beside her with her pink wings at the SCG today.

For the tenth anniversary of the Pink Test the McGrath Foundation has set its most ambitious target to raise $1.3m to fund 10 McGrath Breast Care Nurses for a year, to support 1,000 families’ through breast cancer.

The Pink Test has become the iconic centrepiece of the Cricket Australia and McGrath Foundation partnership and the 10 year milestone marks a decade of one of the most high profile fundraising events in Australia. This year will be no different, with the SCG turning into a sea of pink in honour of Jane McGrath.

With 48 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer every day1 and 193,730 living with a previous breast cancer diagnosis2, McGrath Foundation Co-Founder and President Glenn McGrath said there is an ongoing need for McGrath Breast Care Nurses across Australia.

The McGrath Foundation funds 119 McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, who have supported more than 60,000 families since 2005.

The Magellan Sydney Pink Test runs from 4-8 January, with Jane McGrath Day falling on Day 3, Saturday 6 January. People can donate or bid in the baggy pink auction via pinktest.com.au