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Sharon Dreise, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story

Sharon Dreise, a breast cancer survivor, shares her story

Date & Time

Wednesday 29 May 2024

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This event is currently fully booked. 

In this talk Sharon Dreise will not only share her personal cancer story. She will also talk about cancer prevention, screenings and how money is allocated by the Cancer Council for various cancer projects. Complimentary cupcakes will be provided during the event. Limited spaces available!

There are about 20,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women (apart from common skin cancers) – one in seven will be diagnosed in their lifetime. Young women get breast cancer, but it is more common over the age of 40, and risk increases with age. In rare cases, pregnant or breastfeeding women get breast cancer – so see a doctor about any persistent lump noticed during pregnancy.

Come along to the talk to learn more Sharon’s experience.


Sharon was an IT professional for 38 years until my breast cancer diagnosis in 2015. She retired from work the day she got her diagnosis.

Following the end of her treatment Sharon started volunteering with Cancer Council as a speaker, community ambassador, cancer connect peer support volunteer, Enriching Survivorship peer leader and volunteer at her local treatment centre.

She is passionate about screening programs and early detection of cancer.



Cancer Council website and resources about Breast Cancer

Coping and living with breast cancer can be overwhelming.

Find out more about Cancer Connect, and where you can find help.

If you would like to make a tax deduction donation to Cancer Council, please visit Cancer Council’s website here

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Date & Time

Wednesday 29 May 2024


Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, Pitt Street, Sydney NSW, Australia

Tom Keneally Centre

280 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000

Level 3

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