Dr Ros Worthington is the founding patron of Breast Cancer Care WA. Her foray into the charity world began 25 years ago when she established the Make-A-Wish Foundation in WA.
Dr Worthington's own health battles with chronic breast disease from the age of 16, which saw her undergo a mastectomy at 34, was the spark that eventually saw her start Breast Cancer Care WA. Her affinity with children led her to start the Love Angel Foundation.
Dr Worthington was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 1998, was named Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the western region in 2006 and United Way’s Philanthropist of the Year in 2010. She received a Murdoch University Honorary Doctorate in 2011.