Jacquie is an actress whose career has had her treading the theatre boards in London and New Zealand, but for the last four years, she has been in our living rooms every weeknight on the country’s favourite soap, Shortland Street.
Jacquie doesn’t have a personal or family history of breast cancer. But as she sees it, she is a woman and is therefore at risk.
She is committed to encouraging and inspiring women to take responsibility for their breast health by choosing to be proactive while they are healthy and well. To promote the vital importance of checking your breasts and getting regular mammograms. To have the peace of mind that comes from knowing in your heart that you are doing everything in your power to keep yourself healthy. That your personal vigilance will ensure that anything discovered will be dealt with in its earliest stages - which is our best possible weapon against breast cancer.
To change the ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude, to ‘it COULD happen to me, so I’ll do everything I can to make sure it doesn’t.’