MDC

Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017

8 months 12 days remaining

Host your own MDC event

Holding a Mother's Day Classic event is a wonderful way to show support and solidarity to those in the community dealing with breast cancer. The diagnosis is tough for anyone, but there can be extra challenges for rural and regional patients including the financial burden and strain of having to travel thousands of kilometres for chemotherapy and specialist treatment.

We are taking expressions of interest for 2017!

You don’t have to live in a capital city to be part of this nationwide community event – you can set up your own Mother’s Day Classic event in your town, no matter how big or small! All you need is a local park or circuit, some walking shoes and a group of people to come together to raise money for a great cause.

In 2016, there were 84 regional MDC events held around Australia. Breast cancer is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in Australian women, and holding a Mother’s Day Classic in your local area is a great way to show your community’s support to the women and their families who are coping with a diagnosis.

Community organisations, athletics clubs and schools are all welcome to participate, and there is no set distance. Most events have a 4km walk, but some also host a run. With the emphasis on having fun and giving it a go, the Mother’s Day Classic is a great tradition to start with family and friends.

There are three key aspects of the existing Mother’s Day Classic events Women in Super seek to replicate in the regional events:

  • Fundraising for breast cancer research (profits go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation).
  • The coming together of the community in an environment that provides support for those fighting breast cancer and those remembering loved ones lost to breast cancer.
  • Participation in a fun physical activity as a community.

It is expected all regional events would follow a similar format, being:

  • Event commences
  • Memorial minute of silence to remember those lost to breast cancer.
  • Walk and/or run takes place.
  • Presentation of prizes/drawing of raffles etc if applicable.

We would love to hear from enthusiastic people willing to start a local event - their efforts will be supported by our national team. It's a great tradition to start with family and friends and a wonderful way to show support and solidarity to those in the community dealing with breast cancer.

Read more about what is involved in hosting an MDC event!

Make Mother's Day memorable - register and fundraise

Local organisers have until 24 March, 2017 to register to host a Mother's Day Classic walk or run in their town. Community organisations, athletics clubs and schools are all welcome to participate.

If you are interested in hosting a 2017 Mother's Day Classic in your area and would like to receive further information please email regionalevents@mothersdayclassic.com.au or call 0428 500 099.

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