Uniting for breast cancer research

January 9, 2020 BY

According to Breast Cancer Australia, a woman’s risk of breast cancer is now 1 in 7, up from 1 in 8 in the past year alone.

Not-for-profit organisation Women in Super is calling on people who are passionate about volunteerism to host a Mother’s Day Classic fundraiser in a town or region where there is no registered event.

Earmarked for May 10, the annual fun run and walk raises vital funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

About 100 events will take place around the country, with 100,000 movers and shakers tying up their laces to make noise for the cause.

Mother’s Day Classic Foundation chief executive officer Zara Lawless said the event, the effort of its volunteers and those involved embodied the meaning of “stronger together”.

“The Mother’s Day Classic is so much more than the sum of its parts.

“It is more than just a fun run and walk and it is more than a highly successful fundraiser.

“It is a celebration that brings communities, right across Australia, together on Mother’s Day, acknowledging and celebrating the lives of those touched by breast cancer.”

More than 70 Mother’s Day Classic events were held in 2019, attracting 23,031 entrants who raised in excess of $400,000.

Ms Lawless said it was important the event supported rural and regional patients, as the financial burden in travelling out of town to receive chemotherapy and specialist treatment posed significant challenges.

“The smaller fundraising events are so important for those living in regional areas and organised by some of our most passionate and community focused volunteers.

“Their participation makes a significant contribution to funding research into early detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer improving the outcomes of those people affected by breast cancer.”

Registration to host an event closes on March 20. Those interested in hosting an event are encouraged to email [email protected].

For more information or to register, head to mothersdayclassic.com.au.