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Jan's Fun Fundraiser

Jan Menzel raised an incredible $6000 for breast and prostate cancer research recently!


With a little help from her friends “the A team” and her two daughters, Jan Menzel raised an incredible $6000 for breast and prostate cancer research recently!

Jan has ‘a special reason’ why she fundraises for breast cancer specifically. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 after her husband Max passed away.

But the news is now positive.

Every year since, each mammogram and check-up for results has delivered good news.

“It’s a good feeling after the yearly check-up. I skip every step back to the car,’’ she said.

“More recently there has been more people I know including close family who have been diagnosed with prostate and breast cancer.”

Jan has been fundraising every year since 2014. It began as a small gathering which raised $700 and over the years has raised a total of nearly $18,000!

This year Jan hosted 75 people in her home to enjoy a night of live music, drinks, dinner, door prizes and raffles.

Jan notifies people personally via phone, going to events and speaking to people about her breast cancer fundraiser.

And thanks to the behind-the-scenes support from Jan’s “A Team”, the guests on the night are treated to a fun event. During the night guests have opportunities to win door prizes, raffles, accommodation prizes and fun games such as Guess the Dog’s Name.

“I had support from my A team, who are a collaborative group of friends with different talents from cooking, conducting the auction, bar hosting, decorations, accountancy, selling raffles, marketing materials, setting up the house and cleaning the house,” she said.

“I also sincerely appreciate the support from my two daughters Anne Rodgers and Lynette Ward.’’
Thank you Jan, Anne, Lynette and the A team! Your gift will help give hope to other women fighting breast cancer through vital cancer research.

ABCR is grateful to all our supporters and community fundraisers who have joined the fight against breast cancer.

If you would like to host a fundraiser for breast cancer research, email our friendly team at: [email protected] or call (08) 8445 2453