Jane McGrath
Personal information
Full name Jane Louise Steele
Born 4 May 1966(1966-05-04)
Paignton, Devon, England
Died 22 June 2008(2008-06-22) (aged 42)
Cronulla, New South Wales, Australia
Relations Roy Steele (father)
Jen Steele (mother)
Glenn McGrath (1999–2008) (her death)
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Jane Louise McGrath AM (née Steele; 4 May 1966 – 22 June 2008) was an England-born Australian cancer support campaigner, and the wife of former Australian cricket fast bowler Glenn McGrath.

McGrath Foundation

In 2005 Glenn and Jane McGrath founded the McGrath Foundation, a charitable organisation dedicated to raising money to fund more breast care nurses in rural and regional Australia, and to increase breast awareness in young women. The foundation has so far raised over $12 million, and as of January 2015 has placed 102 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who have supported over 33,000 Australian families experiencing breast cancer.

The third day of the first Sydney test cricket match at the Sydney Cricket Ground each year is now known as Jane McGrath Day, where money is raised for the McGrath Foundation. Many people wear pink to show support. The Ladies Stand is also temporarily renamed The Jane McGrath Stand for the day.

On 5 January 2013, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an $18.5 million donation to The McGrath Foundation from the Australian Government. The funding will allow all 44 existing McGrath Breast Care Nurse positions to continue and expand the program by 10 full-time equivalent places.

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