Breast Cancer Research Centre - WA

Macca’s Rotto Swim

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island. David McCarthy nominated BCRC-WA as his chosen charity and not only completed the swim in 6 hours and 40 minutes, but was also the top fundraiser for the event raising a total of 35,896.

In addition to over 600 hours of training leading up to the swim, David was working as a financial planner and studying full time to complete his Masters of Financial Planning.

David, his wife Chelsea and their two children, Hamish and Jesse have experienced huge support from their family and friends, many from rural Western Australia. Chelsea is having treatment for metastatic breast cancer under the care of Professor Chan. The family wanted to contribute in a practical way to the world class research and support services conducted by BCRC-WA.

David, his wife Chelsea and their two children, Hamish and Jesse