Be Uplifted is a unique boutique breast cancer charity that seeks to improve the lives of women, men and their families experiencing difficulty or disadvantage as a consequence of breast cancer. We provide funds enabling them to access services, programs, pay bills, and receive goods or assistance to alleviate that difficulty or disadvantage. We receive recipients from Holy Spirit Hospital Northside, North West Private Hospital, Redcliffe Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital and Caboolture Private.
Two friends - Barb Zimmerlie and Wendy Paterson - both suffered breast cancer together - for one the cancer required a lumpectomy for the other, a solo Mum a double mastectomy. Unable to work and facing financial costs well beyond her means prompted her friend to organise fundraisers to assist her meet these unexpected costs.
Both women survived their breast cancer fight, both felt they had been given a second chance at life; both wanted to apply their energies to assist other women, men and their families embarking on the same journey and so in 2009 they registered the charity “Be Uplifted Inc.”