Event Date: Sunday 14 May 2017

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Posted by Mother's Day Classic on 24 January 2017


  • The first Mother's Day Classic with 2500 participants in Melbourne and Sydney.


  • Reached 10,000 participants in only two cities.


  • Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart join the Mother's Day Classic and Australia wide participation grows to 30,000.


  • Ten year anniversary of the Mother's Day Classic.
  • Mother’s Day Classic introduces events in Western Sydney, Canberra and Perth.
  • For the first time, local towns organise regional events. 50,000 people around Australia walked or ran for breast cancer research.
  • Mother’s Day Classic raises over $800,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation research programs.


  • Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC Governor - General of the Commonwealth of Australia becomes Patron of the Mother's Day Classic.
  • First Gold Coast event is held.
  • Mother’s Day Classic has record fundraising year, raising more than $1.3 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation research programs.   


  • 100,000 participants walked or ran in ten cities and 23 regional locations raising $2.1 million for breast cancer research.  


  • MDC celebrates its 15th anniversary.
  • Mother's Day Classic becomes a truly national event with Darwin coming on board and 42 towns hosting a regional event.
  • A record $4 million is raised.
  • 63 regional towns host an event, bringing a total of 74 events across Australia.


  • A total of 99 MDC events are held including first two international MDC events at military bases in Afghanistan and UAE.
  • $4.5 million is raised taking the total donated to breast cancer research to $24.3 million.


  • A record 105 MDC events held across Australia in every state and territory.
  • $3.1 million raised taking the total donated to breast cancer research to $27.4 million.


  • $3 million raised taking the total donated to breast cancer research to $30.4 million.

The Mother’s Day Classic will be held in more than 100 locations, from capital cities to remote towns, all around Australia. Registrations are OPEN NOW at

Ways you can help:

Organised by: Women in Super (WIS) is a national member organisation consisting of women working in the superannuation and related financial services industries. WIS cares about the health of women as well as their financial wellbeing and in 1998 established the Mother’s Day Classic, an event which has become the single largest donor to the NBCF.

Major sponsor: 

ME is a different kind of bank. They believe every Australian should be able live the best life they can, which is why they’ve been the major sponsor of the Mother’s Day Classic for over a decade. Check out the bank that’s joined the fight against breast cancer at

NBCF: The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. NBCF research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas, and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Since its establishment in 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $140 million to around 470 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.

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Marketing and Communications Manager Daniel Hoy,

03 8677 3822

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