Providing Mothers with cancer, a little extra help
In 2008, Audrey Guth was diagnosed with breast cancer. As she waged her personal battle with cancer, she relied on her nanny more than ever. Her nanny prepared her family’s meals, assisted with homework, kept her children smiling and helped maintain sanity in her home. Audrey’s battle with cancer with the hardest time of her life. But during this time she learned that for many Canadian women, the journey is even more difficult.
Over 2000 women under the age of 40 are diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada every year and there is currently no form of childcare built into our healthcare system.
Audrey combined her experience with nannies – she is the president of Diamond Personnel, one of the most respected nanny agencies in the world – with her knowledge of the challenges that mothers with cancer experience to establish Nanny Angel Network (NAN) and link volunteer nannies with mothers undergoing treatment for cancer.
NAN volunteers provide free, professional relief childcare so mothers can attend their appointments, get some rest or have quiet time for themselves.