Where your money goes
Since 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised an incredible $33.2 million and funded more than 50 breast cancer research projects across Australia. Research has made a real impact over the last 20 years with survival rates increasing. But there is still more work to be done as eight women – our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends – are still losing their lives to breast cancer each day.
Every dollar raised at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life-changing breast cancer research. By funding research we can make a real difference to those diagnosed with breast cancer – now and in the future.
20 years of partnership and research impact
The raw numbers speak volume,
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.
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.