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Mother's Day Classic 2015 Fast Facts

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Posted by Mother's Day Classic on 19 January 2015


MDC 2015 fast facts

  • The Women in Super Mother's Day Classic is Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser.
  • Mother's Day Classic fun run/walk has become a calendar must-do for thousands of families, friends and community groups, who revel in a festive event that supports a serious cause - funding research into Australia's most common female cancer.
  • As well as funding research, the event is a great way to honour those affected by breast cancer.
  • In 2014, more than 130,000 participated in a record 99 locations including every capital city and regional locations large and small. In 2015, the event takes place on Sunday May 10, Mother's Day.
  • Mother’s Day Classic is Australia’s largest funder of National Breast Cancer Foundation research, having donated $24.3 million since the event began in 1998.
  • By 2020, it is projected that 17,210 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Australia - an average of 47 women every day.
  • Currently, one in eight Australian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • On average, seven women die from breast cancer in this country every day.
  • Since Women in Super started Mother's Day Classic, the 5 year survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer have been increasing, and now stand at 89% of those diagnosed.
  • Improvements in survival are attributed to earlier detection of breast cancer and improved treatment outcomes - which is why research is so vital.
  • Whether you walk, run, cheer or volunteer, you’re helping to fund essential research into prevention, detection, treatment and cure.
  • As well as registering, please consider fundraising – every extra dollar you raise helps bring us closer to a cure.

Register or donate at

Organised by: Women in Super (WIS) is a national organisation of women working with and for not-for-profit superannuation funds. WIS cares about the health of women as well as their financial wellbeing and in 1998 established Mother’s Day Classic, an event which has become the single largest donor to the NBCF.

For information contact:
Kathryn Britt, National Media Manager, 0414 661 616

Download a copy of the media release here.

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