We hope you had a happy Mother’s Day!
Thanks to the tens of thousands of Australians who came together as a virtual community in countless locations across the country to continue their support for life-saving breast cancer research at the 23rd Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic, Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser. To make a one time donation
SMS MDC to 0488 849 632
Mother’s Day Classic on Vision Australia Radio
The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation and Vision Australia Radio teamed up to deliver a special broadcast on Mother’s Day, to unite the community for the 2020 Virtual Mother’s Day Classic and help raise awareness and funds for life-changing breast cancer research.
Presented by special guest host Mary Delahunty and Vision Australia’s Stella Glorie, in this 2.5 hour program (split into three easy to downloadable segments) you’ll hear from MDC Foundation leadership, researchers, ambassadors, partners, inspirational event hosts and participants, as they join forces on Mother’s Day to remember loved ones, celebrate survivors and play their vital part towards finding a cure for this devastating disease.
With a shared commitment to help communities stay connected and healthy, this unique collaboration between Vision Australia Radio and the MDC provides for compelling listening.
What we did on Mother’s Day (Sunday 10 May)
8.00am (AEST) – grab your pink gear and put your best frock forward. It wouldn’t be the Mother’s Day Classic without a BEST DRESSED award! There’s lots of prizes up for grabs – check out our Win, Win, Win! section below.
8:15am (AEST) – Acknowledgement of Country – join us in the acknowledgement of country on our Facebook page or listen to the recording below!
8:30am (AEST) – MDC Let’s Get Physical – Live warm up with Lisa Westlake – head to our Facebook page to be part of our live warm up. If you can’t make it to the live warm up on Facebook, check out Kathy’s warm up below!
9:45am (AEST) – Minute of silence – please take a minute of silence to recognise the one in seven Australian women who are affected by breast cancer.
10.00am (AEST) – now that you’re all dressed up and warmed up, it’s time to tackle that 4km or 8km – anywhere is fine – local park, back yard or even your loungeroom. You don’t even need to leave the house! Make sure you’re listening to either the Vision Australia Radio broadcast or our HESTA Run like a Mum playlist to keep you entertained on the journey.
10.00am – 12.30pm (AEST) – Tune into Vision Australia Radio for our special 2.5 hour broadcast (see details below) – trust us, you don’t want to miss this as we spread the MDC love all over Australia via the airwaves!
1.00pm – 2.00pm (AEST) – Join the LIVE dance class with Jason Coleman and the Ministry of Dance, great for Mums with anyone welcome to join in. Access via our private Facebook group.
2.00pm – 4.00pm (AEST) – Wham Bam Thank You Fam Dance Party with Joey Lightbulb – head to our Facebook page to join in the family fun.
4.15pm – 4.35pm (AEST) – MDC Let’s Get Physical – Warm down relax session with Kathy – head to our Facebook page to join our live relax session.
4.45pm – 5.00pm (AEST) – Mindfulness Session with Alisa Camplin, AIA Vitality Ambassador – join us through our Facebook page.
5.00pm (AEST) – Don’t forget!
Log your kms in your Virtual Challenge Page – first and second Female and Male MOST KILOMETRES trophies are up for grabs in each state and territory. Check out the leaderboards now!
Acknowledgement of Country and Minute Of Silence
Let’s take a moment to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we stand and hold a minute of silence to recognise the one in seven Australian women who are affected by breast cancer.
Kathy’s MDC Warm Up
No matter what time you’re doing your MDC Virtual event, tune in for Kathy’s workout to keep you energised throughout the day.
Get your best pink activewear ready (and your wig!) and remember to share your photos on social media.
Working out at home? Running your 4km? Walking with the family? Let us know what tunes will inspire you to #RunLikeAMum for MDC Virtual 2020. Submit your favourite pump up track OR a special song dedication to your mum or a special woman in your life. Then keep an eye on #RunLikeAMum Playlist presented by HESTA to see if your special song makes it onto the list!
Be sure to listen to the on the day MDC Radio program on the day to hear if your dedication is read out?
Win, Win, Win!
Get your dancing shoes on – enter the ME #MOVEWITHME social competition. You could win 1 of 50 UE Boom Portable Speakers by uploading a video to your Insta of you dancing along to a song with ME in the lyric. Think Blondie, “Call Me” or Keala Settle “This is Me”, then simply tag 5 of your friends to join in the good vibes and use the hashtag #MoveWithME and tag @mebank. Read more.
Post for your chance to WIN – Share what Mother’s Day means to you by posting a favourite memory of you and your Mum OR a photo of you completing your virtual Mother’s Day Classic on Instagram. Be sure to tag @aiavitalityaus, @mdc_walk_run and include #AIAVitalityIGchallenge in your Instagram post.Four winners will receive an AIA Vitality Partner prize pack! To find out all the details click here.
Clock up your kms – The first and second Female and Male in each state and territory that clocks up the MOST KILOMETRES and records it on their Virtual Challenge page will receive a trophy. Track your kms now.
Enter for your chance to win a Springfree trampoline! –
Springfree is proud to support the Mother’s Day Classic and provide everyone who registers for the event the chance to WIN a Springfree Jumbo Round Smart Trampoline including tgoma, Australia-wide delivery and installation* valued up $3,144! Simply head to the Springfree website to put your name in the draw. Terms and Conditions apply.
Be a part of the winning Team – There are Team Trophies and Awards to be won for the largest teams for each state and territory here’s a list for you to get your crew together and start to build your teams (check out the Virtually Local section of your Virtual Challenge Page for further details on trophies in your state and our Teams Leaderboard page to see how you compare to others):
-Trophy the largest Community and sporting groups team
-Trophy for the largest ‘Family and Friends’ team
-Trophy for the largest ‘Gym/Personal Fitness/Wellbeing team
-Trophy for the largest ‘Companies, Departments & Agencies team
-Trophy for the largest School Team
-Trophy for the largest Higher Education team
-Trophy for the largest Real Estate Agent (Victoria only)
Put your best frock forward – It wouldn’t be the Mother’s Day Classic without a BEST DRESSED award! So get creative, get your winning gear on, take a photo and either post it on social or email it to [email protected] stating your name and state. The best dressed in each state/territory wins a trophy and the best dressed nationally will receive a $250 Country Road voucher. Terms and Conditions apply.
Warm Down With Lisa
It’s time to wind down from a big day of being active and celebrating the special women in our lives. Join Lisa for a relaxation session as we near the end of Mother’s Day Virtual 2020.
Remember to take the time to reflect on the remember the reason why you are part of the amazing MDC community.
How else can I get involved?
Remember, celebrate, honour – Add a tribute to our on-line tribute wall by clicking here as we celebrate the lives of those that have been touched by breast cancer. You can also download a tribute card and wear it on your virtual challenge.
Get social – Spread the word and tell us where and how you’re making Mother’s Day Mean more.
Get the gear – it’s not too late to purchase your MDC merchandise as a memento of the MDC VIRTUAL 2020.
Make a donation – Why not make a donation to another MDC supporter’s page. Be it a friend or stranger, it’s a great way to share the love and support each other while supporting breast cancer research.
For a full list of what you can do on in the lead up to Mother’s Day, click here