The Buderim Private Hospital
Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Program
Supporting local people
affected by breast cancer
A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming.
But thanks to people like you, breast cancer patients and their families can access the support they need to focus on the things that matter most.
Our mission is to provide support to individuals and families who are fighting or recovering from breast cancer in our local community.
We are here to assist with the things most important to people in their time of need - with practical and emotional support.
Everyone is unique and we pride ourselves on offering an experienced and empathetic ear for personalised support.
Helping individuals and families with their day-to-day needs and individual circumstances.
Providing a supportive, caring ear and helpful information from our knowledgeable team members.
Cindy Mackenzie was very community minded, compassionate, warm and caring. She loved people, life and laughter.
In her months of treatment for breast cancer, Cindy’s most cherished moments were those spent with her husband, John, and their two girls. They realised that none of it would have been possible if they had not had the financial means to make life more comfortable despite the suffering. Cindy was the type of person always more concerned about the people around her than herself. Sadly, she passed away in 2006.
In 2008, inspired by Cindy's grateful atttitude and wanting to make a difference, John and friend and neighbour, Kylie Perkin, decided to create the Cindy Mackenzie Foundation in her honour. They engaged the assistance of other ambassadors, sponsors and community-minded people who shared a desire to assist people with breast cancer. Their charter was to relieve financial & practical stressors for people going through the disease.
The Foundation did a wonderful job of creating such a legacy, raising thousands of dollars and helping a great many people on the Sunshine Coast battling breast cancer. In 2015 they handed over the reigns of the Foundation to the Buderim Private Hospital, who they knew were the right not-for-profit organisation that would keep Cindy's memory and their charter, alive.