Tak­ing on chal­lenge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

BREAST Can­cer Care WA has ap­pointed a new chief ex­ec­u­tive.

Zoe McAlpine joins the or­gan­i­sa­tion with nine years ex­pe­ri­ence in the non-profit sec­tor with her most re­cent role as na­tional head of fundrais­ing for Starlight Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion.

Mrs McAlpine was also the orig­i­nal mar­ket­ing and fundrais­ing man­ager in 2008 when Breast Can­cer Care WA was known as Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion of WA.

She aims to lead the char­ity to fur­ther ex­pand its ser­vices and support for those af­fected by breast can­cer in WA.

“This is truly an ex­cit­ing time to be head­ing up the or­gan­i­sa­tion and I am look­ing for­ward to ap­ply­ing my skills and knowl­edge to lead Breast Can­cer Care WA into the fu­ture,” Mrs McAlpine said.

“In 2014, over 1500 women were af­fected by breast can­cer in WA and this fig­ure is un­for­tu­nately on the in­crease.

“By cre­at­ing unique pro­grams and ser­vices that are de­signed for the var­i­ous stages of a breast can­cer jour­ney we will con­tinue to be a place to support any­one af­fected by breast can­cer in WA.”

Mrs McAlpine suc­ceeds for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive Donna Ren­dell who, after seven years at the helm, built the char­ity into a ser­vice provider of­fer­ing per­son­alised prac­ti­cal, emo­tional and fi­nan­cial support to peo­ple af­fected by breast can­cer in WA.

New chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Zoe McAlpine.

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