Seven-Year-Old Jackie Gives Up Birthday Gifts for Breast Cancer Research

May 6th, 2014

Jackie_Drysdale_7th_Bday300xLike many children around Australia, Jackie Drysdale has lots of toys, clothes and books, but unlike many seven-year-olds Jackie, is willing to give that all up.

For her second birthday in a row, Jackie has asked her friends and family to donateto a charity instead of giving gifts. This year for her seventh birthday, she chose National Breast Cancer Foundation and is now the youngest supporter.

“I love all of the girls and women in my life and I don’t want anyone to die from breast cancer,” says Jackie.

She has all the support she needs to reach her goal, and is having a great time posting her achievements, tracking her donations and has even shared a personal video message on her Everyday Hero page.

“I am very proud that my daughter Jackie has chosen to collect donations instead of birthday presents for the second year in a row,” says mother Jennifer.

Surrounded by friends and pink sweets at her “tea party” themed birthday on 26th April, Jackie exceeded her expectations once again by raising $1650, more than twice hergoal.

With a few more pledges yet to come through, Jackie already can’t wait to fundraise again for her birthday next year.

By hosting a fundraising event with National Breast Cancer Foundation, you can also help achieve our aspirational goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. If you’ve been inspired by Jackie’s story, find out how you can support the National Breast Cancer Foundation here.