The 2020 Mother’s Day Classic walk and fun run will be held on Sunday 10 May in up to 100 locations from capital cities, regional centres and remote towns across Australia.
The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is an annual walk and fun run raising awareness and funds for life-changing breast cancer research held in up to 100 locations across Australia on Mother’s Day.
Show your support for the Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) and breast cancer research today on World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day is a collective call to action to reduce the global impact of cancer, celebrating the power of individual action to make positive and lasting change for the future.
Be a part of something big – one day, up to 100 fun runs and 100,000 people nationwide – there’s sure to be an event near you. Register today, bring along your family and friends and join the wider community to Make your Mother’s Day Mean More this year – together we can make a real difference.
The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation (MDCF) is the single largest donor to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Established in 1998 by the networking and advocacy body Women in Super, the MDCF has funded 70 research programs and more than 250 Australian scientists, all focused on improving the survival outcomes of those diagnosed with breast cancer.
In 2019 there were 10 major metropolitan events and 78 regional events which together raised an outstanding $1.75 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) bringing the overall funds raised since 1998 to $37.05 million. Our goal is to raise a further $3 million by the end of 2020.
This summer season has been extremely difficult so far for many of the MDC regional communities, particularly on the east coast of Australia and in parts of WA, affected by the recent bushfire crisis.
In a show of solidarity and support for these communities impacted directly or indirectly from the bushfires, the 2020 Mother’s Day Classic encourages participants to pack up Mum, family and friends, register for a regional event and spend the Mother’s Day weekend in one of the fire affected regions. By registering to walk or run in one of these events you will be assisting in the rebuilding and recovery efforts for the local communities and businesses.
Ms Lawless said:
“The Mother’s Day Classic regional events in bushfire affected areas continue to be organised by some of our most passionate and community focused volunteers. Get on board and support both breast cancer research and the local recovery of fire affected communities by registering at one of our many regional events throughout the country.”
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. Its incidence is rising faster than any other cancer – with 8 women dying from the disease every single day.
A woman’s risk of breast cancer is now 1 in 7, up from 1 in 8 in the last year alone. Together we can improve the lives of the 53 women diagnosed with breast cancer each day – now and in the future.