The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is one of Australia’s largest community fundraisers for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) raising funds for breast cancer research, taking place across the country on Sunday 12 May.
Early bird registrations for the event will become available on World Cancer Day on 4 February. There are various ways individuals can support this cause and make Mother’s Day more memorable, fundraising solo or part of a team before the event takes place. Sunday 12 May will be the day of the fun-run and walk, where individuals can choose either the four kilometres or eight kilometre run or walk.
Since 1998 when the event began, every Mother’s Day across the nation people join in this fun-run and walk in capital cities to raise funds for breast cancer research. Nationally the events are run by volunteers and have collectively raised more than $35 million for the NBCF. The aim of the event this year is to increase this total to $40 million raised for breast cancer research by 2020.
The Women In Super Mother’s Day Classic has raised funds supporting 64 research projects nationally and internationally, with more than one million people having participated since the event began. One in eight Australian women will be diagnosed with this disease during their lifetime. Research is the most effective way to control breast cancer, as it enables us to understand the complexity of the disease and provides evidence of the best ways of prevention, detection and treatment.
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