More than 100,000 Australians unite to walk all over breast cancer.

Posted by Daniel Hoy on 14 May 2018

More than 100,000 Australians unite to walk all over breast cancer.

On Sunday 13 May more than 100,000 Australians came together to continue the fight against breast cancer at the 21st Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic breast cancer walk and run.

In the last 21 years the Mother’s Day Classic has raised $33.2 million for breast cancer research. The last 21 years has seen more than 1 million participants walk or run 6.5 million kilometres; that’s the equivalent of eight trips to the moon and back.

Mother’s Day Classic CEO Sharon Morris said organisers were truly inspired by the thousands of families and friends who turned out today to continue the legacy of this national event that started in 1998 and this year will be closer to their goal of $40 million raised by 2020.

With fundraising open until June 30 the 21 year total is more than $35 million.

“We are so grateful to everyone today, around Australia, who helped make the Mother’s Day Classic the meaningful event that it is,” Ms Morris said. “It was so wonderful to see families and friends banding together for the cause.”

All funds raised through the Mother’s Day Classic will go towards the NBCF research projects that make a difference to those living with breast cancer, as well as hopefully to prevent future breast cancer cases.

The Mother’s Day Classic was held in 87 locations, from capital cities to remote towns, all around Australia.

Organised by: Women in Super (WIS) is a national member organisation consisting of women working in the superannuation and related financial services industries. WIS cares about the health of women as well as their financial wellbeing and in 1998 established the Mother’s Day Classic, an event which has become the single largest donor to the NBCF.

Major sponsor: 

ME is a different kind of bank. They believe every Australian should be able live the best life they can, which is why they’ve been the major sponsor of the Mother’s Day Classic for over a decade. Check out the bank that’s joined the fight against breast cancer at mebank.com.au.

NBCF: The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the only national body that funds life-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public. NBCF research has helped develop better therapies, greater understanding of possible ways to stop the spread of breast cancer to other areas, and improved quality of life for patients and their families. Since its establishment in 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $140 million to around 470 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.