Julie O'Neill from GentleLady
Care said Liz was a "very special part of the group".
Jean has been involved with Gentlelady since 2001 and chaired the group until a couple of months ago.
The cash was raised during a series of fundraising events organised by the Gentlelady Care Group, including a summer fair, a coffee morning at theWynyard Pub, Billingham, and a 24-hour bowls marathon at Billingham Forum Indoor Bowling Club.
She added: "We're indebted to the GentleLady
Breast Cancer Support Group for this generous donation.
A 24 hour Indoor Bowls Marathon was staged at Billingham Forum last with the proceeds in aid of the North Tees Hospital Cancer Support Group called Gentlelady Care which is a registered charity.
Thirty members of the Forum Bowls Club took part and they were accompanied by 15 members of the Gentlelady Care, the majority of whom have been affected by breast cancer.
Care, North Tees Breast Cancer Support Group, based in Billingham, promotes relief, information and support for sufferers.
Among groups of friends and colleagues were women from the Gentlelady
Care breast cancer support group, based in Billingham, who were all wearing fluffy pink rabbit ears.