In 2011, the founder and CEO of Comfort Quilts Against Cancer, Bronwyn Dunn, lost a dear friend Monica to breast cancer. Bronwyn wanted to find a way to honour Monica’s memory and as both were passionate crafters it felt natural for Bronwyn to commemorate her memory by starting a quilting charity.
In January 2012 Comfort Quilts Against Cancer was launched and three months later on the anniversary of her friend’s death, the first quilt was gifted.
Initially, quilts were only sent to those who were undergoing chemotherapy for Breast Cancer, but as demand grew quilts are now sent to anyone nominated who is undergoing the journey of recovery from any type of cancer. There are no limits on gender, age, or the location of the receiver, we deliver everywhere within Australia. As of the end of 2021 over 2000 quilts have been sent to recipients. We know they are appreciated and go a long way to assisting in the wellbeing of the recipient.