20 years of partnership and research impact

The raw numbers speak volume, 21 years, and $33.2 million raised. But what has been the effects on research that are not so easily defined.

In 2017, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) celebrated 20 consecutive years of partnership with the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC). The following report details how the funds raised by the Mother’s Day Classic has supported an incredible 59 Australian research projects all across the country.

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Mavis Robertson Fellowship

The Mavis Robertson Fellowship was established in 2011 and is awarded to Australia’s best and brightest female researcher who also demonstrates to be a leader in breast cancer research.

A pioneer of the superannuation movement, Mavis Robertson was a founder of the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run/walk and a Trustee of NBCF for over 10 years.

The annual Mother’s Day Classic fun run/walk provides the single largest donation to NBCF, raising over $30 million for breast cancer research since 1998.

In 2017, the Fellowship was awarded to Dr Jennifer Stone from the University of Western Australia to support her research into understanding and measuring breast density to detect breast cancers that can be missed by a mammogram.

As part of the Fellowship, Dr Stone will receive up to $10,000 to help her further progress her academic and professional goals, leadership skills and networks.

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