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Mother's Day Classic fast facts

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Posted by Mother's Day Classic on 25 January 2016



25 January 2016

  • The Women in Super Mother's Day Classic is Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser.
  • THE way to start your Mother’s Day – every dollar raised goes direct to breast cancer research.
  • More than 135,000 participated in the 2015 event in a record 105 locations.
  • An outstanding $3.1 million was raised in 2015, bringing the overall total to $27.4 million. This makes the Mother’s Day Classic Australia’s largest funder of National Breast Cancer Foundation research.
  • In 2016, we want to raise $4 million to fund breast cancer research.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Since Women in Super initiated the event in 1998, 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.

Registrations and donations can be made 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:
Samantha Devlin, National Fundraising & Communications Manager
0447 119 342 |

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