Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017
8 months 12 days remaining
“NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – just be enthusiastic, prepared and organised”
Great advice from Rae Graham, who helped start up an MDC event in Wangaratta, Victoria 2 years ago and have big ambitions to grow the event.
With a population of around 20,000, the high country didn’t have a Mother’s Day Classic and the nearest event was up the highway in Albury-Wodonga on the border of NSW.
Rae’s goal this year is to reach 1,000 participants (1 in 20 residents) and raise $25,000 – a big jump from the already fantastic $16,000 raised in 2015.
For Rae the motivation was obvious, “if not me, then who? I know there’s many women in Wangaratta with breast cancer and I thought something should be done.”
Her starting point in 2014 was to hold a ladies night which raised $3,000 and helped fund that year’s MDC. Rae recommends holding this type of event to help find enthusiastic supporters and sponsors. 80 women can along to the first, and 180 came last year raising “$5,000 and helped identify more volunteers for the organizing committee.
“I tell people that making sure Wangaratta has an MDC is something big and if they get involved and make it happen, it will be part of the legacy they leave their home town.”
Rae’s top tips for starting your own MDC
If you want to bring MDC to your home town, email email@example.com and we’ll talk you through everything you need to know. We can also put you in touch with Rae, who has also offered to help any budding MDC organisers.