Sara Henderson, the face of the national breast cancer screening program, BreastScreen Australia, has died.
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30 April 2005
I was saddened to hear of the death of Sara Henderson. Sara has been the face of the national breast cancer screening program, BreastScreen Australia, for the past 10 years.
Sara was an articulate and well known advocate of breast cancer issues and it is tragic that her life has been claimed by the disease she did much to alert the public to.
The Commonwealth Government acknowledges her efforts. Everyone who worked with Sara on the campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer screening deeply regret her passing and extend their commiserations to her family.
It is vitally important that women have a mammogram every two years, especially if they are in the high risk age group of 50 to 69 years.
BreastScreen Australia has over 500 locations across Australia. Over 50 year olds can phone 13 20 50 to book a free mammogram at their closest centre.
For more information call Mr Abbott's office on ph 02 6277 7220.
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