Life’s good, so mother works to help others

The Karrinyup resident, who spent five years as the vice-chairwoman of Alzheim-er�s Australia WA and eight years working with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), has been appointed director of NBCF.

She started her time with NBCF in 2007 as chairwoman of the NBCF�s annual WA Global Illumination committee, which has since raised more than $455,000 for breast cancer research.

Ms Rogers said even though no one in her family or circle of friends had breast cancer, she wanted to help those that did and future generations.

�Life has been good to me and my family � I have three daughters and of my seven grandchildren I have two granddaughters � but I wanted to give back to the community,� she said.

�I thought that the medical research for breast cancer had come in leaps and bounds and with more money raised we could hopefully beat breast cancer.�

Ms Rogers said while helping others was rewarding, there were tough days.

�It is tough at times. I can�t imagine how people feel because it has not affected me, but through the years I hope that they see my sincerity and that my sympathy is in the right place,� she said.

In her new role, Ms Rogers, who has been instrumental in securing and maintaining sponsorship from large companies, hopes to continue to raise huge money for the cause.

She said she thought the NBCF did a �brilliant job� in respect to raising awareness abut breast cancer.

NBCF chairwoman Elaine Henry said the board was confident Ms Rogers would bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the foundation as it continued working towards its goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

For more information, visit www.nbcf.org.au.