PROFESSOR BRUCE MANN: PATRON
Professor Mann is a breast surgeon and the Director of The Shared Breast Service at the Royal Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospitals. He heads a multidisciplinary team that offers the full spectrum of breast cancer diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, referral for radiotherapy with a focus on supportive care throughout this journey.
Professor Mann will be Director of the Breast Cancer Tumour Stream at the new Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre once it opens in June 2016. After training in Melbourne and New York, he returned to Melbourne in 1998 and has worked constantly to build and develop all aspects of the breast cancer services. He has helped develop a major research program, with his own research focussing on 'tailoring' the extent of treatment to the individual and her disease.
"Treasure Chest has already made an amazing contribution to help ease the emotional and physical journey undertaken by women diagnosed with breast cancer.
It is quite remarkable what has been achieved in such a short time.
I offer everybody involved my heartfelt thanks from women in the public health system undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Your generosity and empathy is allowing us to take giant strides towards vastly improving their lot." Prof . Bruce Mann, 2015
Brodie Harper began as a presenter on Postcards, Channel Nine’s popular Victorian travel program, in 2007.
Since joining Postcards, Brodie has presented travel and lifestyle stories from every corner of Victoria, from Walhalla to the Great Ocean Road.
Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Brodie began her career at the age of 19, when she was spotted by a prestigious Melbourne modelling agency at a local shopping centre.
From there, her career took off locally and internationally, with a modelling assignment in New Zealand, kick-starting her love of the great outdoors.
In 2008, Brodie’s charitable side was seen by the nation when she donned a silver spandex suit for Nine’s program Hole in the Wall, which attracted a peak audience of 1.7 million viewers.
Brodie’s profile rose further when she became the 2008 Moonee Valley Spring Racing fashion ambassador.
In December 2009, Brodie took on the role of Nine News weather presenter when Livinia Nixon was on maternity leave and she also regularly appears on discussion panels for other programs at the Nine Network including the TODAY Show.
Brodie took part in the 2011 Formula 1 Qantas Australian Grand Prix Lexus Celebrity Challenge, which introduced the first hybrid-only race staged globally. Also in 2011, Brodie became an ambassador for the Shane Warne Foundation.
In 2012, Brodie and her husband, Heath Meldrum, welcomed their first child, Jessica. Her blog bybrodie.com reflects her insights and knowledge on health, family, home and travel.
Away from TV, Brodie is a qualified personal trainer and is the face of Threadz clothing. In 2015, Brodie also became a Mercedes Benz Mornington Ambassador.
Glen Moriarty has been a regular on Australian television screens since joining Channel 9's Postcards travel show in 2005 & has experience working as a television presenter, producer, actor & model both in Australia & internationally.
A one-eyed Magpie supporter Glen is also part of the Digital Media team at the Collingwood Football Club as their matchday MC for home games & host of Collingwood Media.
A keen surfer & traveller who is a loving father & husband, Glen also works closely with The Royal Melbourne Hospital Music Therapy Program, The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation & charity Treasure Chest Inc.