IGA has announced that it will be funding two new part-time McGrath IGA breast care nurse positions for the next three years.

Mick Daly, IGA national chairman, believes that IGA’s fundraising efforts will have a huge impact on families experiencing breast cancer.

“IGA retailers across Australia have all come on board to support numerous McGrath Foundation initiatives in the past two years to help raise funds for more breast care nurses where they are really needed,” he said.

“Sadly, breast cancer affects many women all over the country and the work the McGrath Foundation does in supporting them and their families at their time of need is vital and IGA are proud to have been able to make a difference.”

Over the past two years, IGA has rolled out more than four campaigns raising over $120,000 to help fund the two McGrath IGA breast care nurse positions to support the communities in which they operate, including Myrtleford, Bright, Mt Beauty of Victoria.

McGrath’s Foundation Tracy Bevan said the group welcomes the support of IGA.

“We are delighted IGA has committed to funding the Alpine Health communities and Northam positions for the next three years. There is little doubt that the position will provide invaluable support for families in these communities experiencing breast cancer,” she said.