Pink dollars help buy 'moisture meter' for cancer patients
MEGAN Lynch looks pretty in pink, but the attire isn't to turn heads.
The McGrath Breast Care nurse works tirelessly to help women affected by breast cancer on the Fraser Coast.
The pink uniform is to help raise awareness throughout Breast Cancer Awareness month, this month.
While providing post-operative care to patients recovering at home is a big part of her job, Megan also helps people overcome the mental anguish caused by the diagnosis.
"Often people may feel overwhelmed as it's a lot of information to take in when they are first diagnosed," she said.
"And now getting younger women to become breast aware needs more attention."
While every donation into breast cancer research helps, Megan is excited about her visit to Maryborough Cricket Club on Thursday.
Megan will be presented a cheque for about $2000 to help buy a 'moisture meter' to measure lymph oedema in cancer patients.
"Many breast cancer patients suffer lymph oedema as a consequence of their surgery and this equipment will greatly improve their assessment and treatment," she said.
The cheque presentation will be at the Maryborough Cricket Club on Thursday at 4pm.
Visit the Maryborough Cricket Club at 1/323 Alice St, Maryborough.