Mary McGowan OAM

Today Mary McGowan was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours List for service to nursing, and community through charitable initiatives. CIKA exists because of Mary, who brought the three founding families together. She has worked tirelessly for children with cancer for over 40 years.

In Mary’s own words “I love the kids. I love the job. I’ve seen so many good things. And it’s the children who keep you there.”

You can read more about Mary’s work here. Congratulations Mary.