About Mabel Sansom
Mabel was elected to the Board of Dragons Abreast Australia in November 2014. She became Chair in January 2017.
Mabel has been involved in a number of breast cancer charities for many years. While living in Canada, Mabel and a colleague started WICC http://www.wicc.ca (Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade). Since 1996 the charity has donated more than $15M for breast cancer research. At the time of the launch in 1996 the rallying cry was ‘fight back’ against breast cancer and continues to motivate fundraising activities. All funds raised were donated to the Canadian Cancer Council with a focus on research, particularly breast cancer.
When Mabel moved to Australia in 2000, she worked for many years in the insurance and superannuation industry. As a member of Women in Super Mabel was a member of the organizing committee for the Canberra Mother’s Day Classic.
Mabel’s goal when joining DAA was to use her extensive business and Board experience to advance the mission of DAA. She continues to be touched by so many stories from DAA members as to how paddling has improved their health after treatment. Her wish is that all breast cancer survivors around the country have the same opportunity to paddle.