Springfield Township stands strong in the fight against breast cancer.

A Springfield Township resident, Maria Jenner, is at the forefront of a powerful movement raising awareness and critical funds in the fight against breast cancer. A shocking diagnosis of stage two HER2-positive breast cancer upended Maria’s life less than a year ago. This aggressive form of the disease required Maria to undergo 17 rounds of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy.

Despite the immense challenges, Maria’s story is one of courage and resilience. Now cancer-free, she is determined to use her experience to empower others. Maria serves as a beacon of inspiration for the Springfield Township breast cancer awareness campaign, which coincides with the International Women’s Day Fun Run.

The campaign offers a virtual walk option, allowing residents across Springfield Township to participate from anywhere within the designated area between March 3rd and 10th. Additionally, local MP Charis Mullen and staff from the Mater Private Hospital Springfield will lead a physical “Sea of Pink” 5km walk or run on March 10th.

Funds raised through the campaign will directly benefit life-saving breast cancer research, aiming to revolutionise diagnostic tools and treatment options. An equally important portion will go towards bolstering support services for patients at Mater hospitals across Queensland, including Brisbane, Springfield, Redlands, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, and Bundaberg.

Maria emphasises the significance of having access to quality cancer treatment close to home, highlighting the support network provided by the Mater Cancer Care Centre Springfield during her recovery. This campaign strives to ensure such resources are readily available for future patients.

The Springfield Township breast cancer awareness campaign exemplifies the power of community spirit. By uniting residents in the fight against this disease, they are sending a message of hope and solidarity to those affected. Inspired by Maria’s resilience, the collective efforts of the township have the potential to make a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals and families.

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