Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer diagnosed in females in Australia and it is estimated that almost 13,300 Australian women will be diagnosed this year. It is also the leading cause of cancer death in females. Early detection is the best method for reducing deaths from breast cancer. Anne conceived the original idea for Breast Wishes, An Uplifting Musical, five years ago when her younger sister was diagnosed with the disease. Its development was unconventional and unique and only possible with the skill and generosity of her talented friends. The genesis for Breast Wishes was born out of her desire to create a show to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. The National Breast Cancer Foundation are royalty holders in the piece. Anne felt compelled and inspired to make a difference not only to her sister, who is a survivor, but to the thousands of women - friends, mums, grandmothers, sisters, cousins - and men who are affected by this disease. The musical has toured nationally in Australia in 2009 & 2011 and has been seen by over 25,000 people.
Photographer: Diane Macdonald