Local Federal MPs, Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones, today expressed their sadness at the passing of Dr Margaret Gardiner.
Sharon Bird said that Dr Gardiner had been instrumental in raising breast cancer awareness and funds for research in the Illawarra since her own unfortunate diagnosis in 2000.
“I was happy to help Margaret through many of the battles for breast cancer sufferers here in the Illawarra. She was a great inspiration to many local women.
“She has been instrumental at raising funds for breast cancer research while also fighting her own battle against the disease and brought together business, sporting and community representatives to raise much needed research funds.
Stephen Jones said Dr Gardiner will be greatly missed.
“In the face of incredible adversity, Margaret has been a pillar of our community and a tremendous source of strength and inspiration for our region.”
“On behalf of the community we send our most sincere condolences to her family and many friends here in the Illawarra,” the MPs concluded.