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Mums tackle breast cancer head on

Miss Muddy teams hit the ground for breast cancer support

media_cameraTash Carrascalao and Alex Kabbout taking part in Miss Muddy to show support for a friend of 30 years who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 12 months. Picture: Marc McCormack

media_cameraTash Carrascalao and Alex Kabbout taking part in Miss Muddy to show support for a friend of 30 years who has been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 12 months. Picture: Marc McCormack

A GROUP of women is taking on the name FNQ Boss Lady Squad in a bid to sponsor more breast care nurses.

The Miss Muddy team, spearheaded by Edmonton mum Alexandra Kabbout, is one of many taking part in this weekend’s “messy” McGrath Foundation fundraiser.

Ms Kabbout said she was willing to get messy to support her best friend.

“My best friend of 30 years was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, so she’s had her breasts removed, and she’s gone through chemo and radiation,” she said.

“I thought if we go along to Miss Muddy and take candid photos of us covered in mud it might make her laugh, and if it makes her day, even just for one day, it’s worth it.” McGrath breast care nurse Sandra Gregg said it was a great way for women and girls to raise funds for much-needed nurses across Australia.

“It really reflects Jane McGrath’s belief to always have fun,” she said.