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Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Announce 2017 Fundraising Total

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Posted by Mother's Day Classic on 3 November 2017

MDC celebrates 20th birthday by donating $2.8 million to breast cancer research, bringing the total raised to $33.2 million. 

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic continued their 20 year commitment to funding breast cancer research by presenting the National Breast Cancer Foundation with a cheque for $2.8 million at a gala celebration at The Langham, Melbourne.

The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation has been supporting breast cancer research since 1998 and in that time has raised a staggering total of $33.2 million, all of which has helped improve the survival outcomes of those diagnosed with breast cancer through the funding of research.

MDCF CEO Sharon Morris said the 2017 donation was a testament to all the people that make the Mother’s Day Classic possible.

“Our incredible volunteer network allows us to host 92 separate events on Mother’s Day and still be able to present NBCF with such a generous donation. Without their hard work it would simply not be possible,” Ms. Morris said.

“From our participants to fundraisers to volunteers, everyone should feel proud about the difference we are making to the lives of those afflicted by this horrible disease. Research is saving lives, and we are funding much of that research.” 

NBCF CEO Professor Sarah Hosking thanked the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic for their immense support.

“Our vision at NBCF is to stop deaths from breast cancer and funds raised from Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic are vital to us reaching this goal,” said Professor Hosking.

 “If you have supported Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic Mother's Day Classic, you have raised funds for world-class breast cancer research which has increased our understanding about how breast cancer is diagnosed, managed and treated so that we can stop deaths and create a better tomorrow for those affected.”

Dr. Normand Pouliot a researcher based at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Centre, and 2016 recipient of an MDCF research grant believes improvements in breast cancer treatment come from innovation, and without research funding innovation stops.

“Innovation and more effective treatment can only come from the translation of basic research ideas. Without research, it is unlikely that any significant improvement in breast cancer treatment will be achieved,” Dr. Pouliot said.

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