Pink high tea celebrates breast cancer survival

Dawn Gleeson (centre) with guests at the Pink High Tea 2019. Pictures: Viva Photography
Dawn Gleeson (centre) with guests at the Pink High Tea 2019. Pictures: Viva Photography

A PINK high tea in Connolly hosted by cancer survivor Dawn Gleeson raised almost $42,000 for breast cancer support services.

Dawn and Trevor Gleeson.

The wife of Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson is a passionate advocate for breast cancer awareness, crediting early detection for saving her life twice.

Mrs Gleeson founded the fundraiser in October 2017 while receiving treatment for her second breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 39 and raised $17,950 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation that year.

Now in remission, she continues to spread the message of early detection and raise funds to support Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA), which helps people undergoing breast cancer treatment with practical, financial and emotional support.

This year’s Pink High Tea at Joondalup Resort on August 11 was a sell-out event with more than 400 guests and raised $41,866 for BCCWA.

Our Subiaco team had a fantastic time photographing the Pink High Tea 2019 over the weekend in support of Breast Cancer…

Posted by Viva! Life Photography on Thursday, 15 August 2019

The motivational and educational event brought women and men together to support those affected by breast cancer, and keynote speaker Robert Newton talked about exercise as cancer medicine.

At the end of the event, all guests positioned themselves in the shape of a breast cancer ribbon for a special tribute aerial photo.

Mrs Gleeson is also involved in the Mother’s Day Classic and inspired the Perth Wildcats Pink Game, which raised more than $40,000 for BCCWA in its first two years.


Dawn Gleeson.