• 2019 Classic Fundraising Champion - Tessa McKenna

    In the lead up to the 2019 Mother’s Day Classic, Tessa McKenna raised over $27K for new life-saving breast cancer research projects.

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  • The Mother’s Day Classic donates $1.75 million to...

    Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser, the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) is proud to announce its annual donation to the National Breast Cancer...

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  • Zara Lawless appointed new CEO of Mother’s Day...

    The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser is very pleased to announce the appointment of Zara Lawless as Chief Executive Officer...

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2019 Classic Fundraising Champion – Tessa McKenna

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 29 October 2019

In the lead up to the 2019 Mother’s Day Classic, Tessa McKenna raised over $27K for new life-saving breast cancer research projects.

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The Mother’s Day Classic donates $1.75 million to breast cancer research

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 October 2019

Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser, the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) is proud to announce its annual donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for vital research to improve the detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

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Zara Lawless appointed new CEO of Mother’s Day Classic Foundation

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 9 October 2019

The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, Australia’s largest breast cancer research fundraiser is very pleased to announce the appointment of Zara Lawless as Chief Executive Officer of the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation (MDCF).

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Indigenous Marathon Foundation: Running for social and cultural change

Posted by DarbyLyndon on 7 August 2019

Most of us know the physical and mental benefits we access when we stay active, but physical fitness also plays a role in a bigger picture. Physical fitness can bring people together and create close communities working together towards change.

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Workout Buddies: The Secret to Getting More Out of your Workout

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 July 2019

Exercising with a friend can increase your workout by up to 200%, but finding someone to share the experience with can be tough. Running Mums Australia is a running community helping Australian women to find new running buddies who share their passion and lifestyle.

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Discover a fun fitness alternative after a breast cancer diagnosis

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 3 July 2019

Managing health and fitness can be difficult after a breast cancer diagnosis. Dragons Abreast Australia (DAA) is a national organisation that introduces the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragon boat racing to people who’ve had a breast cancer diagnosis. DAA has been supporting the Mother’s Day Classic for a number of years through member participation and demonstration paddles at events across the country.

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Breast Friends Unite for the 2019 WIS Mother’s Day Classic

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 9 May 2019

BreastScreen WA will be offering all participants at the Perth MDC event free breast screening on site.

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Understanding Ultrasound : life-saving technology

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 8 May 2019

Sonographers are the professionals who use ultrasound to perform specialised diagnostic examinations – they work with breast cancer patients, and in fact they are usually the first point of call in a woman’s breast cancer journey.

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Mavis brings Clare and Molly together at the Peter MacCallum Centre

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 8 May 2019

Molly Robertson MDC Ambassador, grand-daughter of MDC late co-Founder Mavis Robertson met up with Dr Clare Slaney at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre last week.

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Don’t lose hope!

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 3 May 2019

Close to 22,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast, ovarian or brain cancer this year. With breast cancer now the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia, this includes 19,535 people who will face a breast cancer diagnosis in 2018.

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Marketta is making Mother’s Day mean more

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 29 April 2019

In January 2018, Marketta had just moved to Geelong. Her daughter was about to start primary school and she had just stopped breastfeeding her son when she found a lump in her breast. 

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Standard prices close end of April

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 29 April 2019

Time is running out to register for the Mother’s Day Classic – avoid the price rise coming on 1 May – and register now and save! Join the thousands of Australians all across the country walking and running on Mother’s Day to support breast cancer research.

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Early bird prices close this Sunday 31 March

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 29 March 2019

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is back for 2019 with 44 days to go until Australia turns several shades of PINK walking and running to raise funds for vital breast cancer research!

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Celebrate every day and raise awareness on International Women’s Day

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 8 March 2019

It’s exactly twelve months since Vivienne Interrigi received her breast cancer diagnosis.

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Grab your boobs please and pass the message!

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 7 March 2019

‘Grab Your Boobs Please’. It was an off the cuff remark that formed the basis of what became my little village, my little tribe of support through my active treatment for breast cancer.

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Rain, hail or shine!

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 7 March 2019

Breast cancer survivor Jovanka Hawkins’ commitment to the Mother’s Day Classic

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Become a Host for your 2019 Mother’s Day Classic event

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 11 February 2019

We are looking for people in your town to take the lead and get involved to help make Mother’s Day mean more and make a difference.

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2019 MDC Event registration opens on World Cancer Day

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 11 February 2019

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) is Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraising initiative with funds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) for vital breast cancer research.

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Kristy Woodlands – Classic Fundraising Champion

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 26 October 2018

“I always thought of Breast Cancer as something that happens when you are older and happens to ‘someone else’!  As I found out, this is not the case. I wanted to spread my story to make people see that they may not be able to avoid getting cancer or any other disease”

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Kevin O’Sullivan – Classic Fundraising Legend

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 23 October 2018

“I know many people who’ve been affected by breast cancer and I’ve been keen to help raise funds for research to combat and hopefully eliminate this disease.”

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Lauren Couter – Classic Fundraising Legend

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 16 October 2018

“I fundraise to show my daughter how we can help.  I fundraise so that my daughter won’t have to worry about getting breast cancer.”

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The 2018 Mother’s Day Classic donates $2.1 million to breast cancer research

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 10 October 2018

MDC donates $2.1 million to breast cancer research, bringing the total raised to $35.3 million.

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Mother’s Day Classic Foundation appoints three new Board directors

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 19 September 2018

Mother’s Day Classic Foundation is pleased to announce the appointments of three new directors to the MDC Foundation Board.

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

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 14 May 2018

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.

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I Never Felt Alone

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 20 April 2018

For many women, being diagnosed with breast cancer can make them feel incredibly alone.

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MDC2018 – Joseph Wrin

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 10 April 2018

1 in 8 was Joseph Wrin’s wife, this is his story.

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Checking in on your fitness goals

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 6 April 2018

With just over a month to the start line for the 2018 Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic, you may find your motivation starting to flag. Don’t despair!

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The Skyes Limit

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 27 March 2018

A story of one family’s beautiful Mother’s Day tradition.

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Tim Gibson: A phone call changed everything

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 16 March 2018

“There has been so much progress over the last several years in diagnosis, treatment and understanding of the disease and especially in understanding of the physical and psychological journey of cancer patients.  Continuing funding of research is imperative.”

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Meet Aunty Pam Pederson

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 23 February 2018

In 2016 the event Aunty Pam had grown to love took on far greater significance when just before Mother’s Day she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Meet Bill Tsigaras

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 16 February 2018

Meet one of our Mother’s Day Classic Community Ambassadors – Bill Tsigaras

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Cushla Maker – My fundraising tips

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 14 February 2018

At just 29 years of age, Cushla Maker was diagnosed with breast cancer and the Mother’s Day Classic became much more than a fun run.

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The brightest dawn comes after the darkest night

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 9 February 2018

For most people, the fear surrounding breast cancer comes from getting it, for those who’ve had breast cancer that fear comes from it returning.

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Why I fundraise

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 5 February 2018

Nicole Oborne of PWC talks to us about fundraising for the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic.

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Leaders of the Pack

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 5 February 2018

Over the last 21 years, Corporate Australia, and in particular, the industry super and financial services sectors, have thrown their considerable weight behind the Mother’s Day Classic.

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Small events make a big impact

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic’s regional events are crucial to helping the MDC achieve the vast funds we raise each year for breast cancer research.

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Every corner of Australia

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

The first regional Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic was held in 2007, and since then more and more dedicated volunteers have staged more than 400 events in every corner of Australia.

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Walking for the future

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

The first year Emma Maiden ran down the finish chute at the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic she did so hand in hand with her husband.

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Losing weight, gaining life

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

Ms Gualtieri knows first-hand the difference breast cancer research can make to one person, and by extension knows the impact an event like the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic has.

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Meet Colin Sharpe

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

Colin Sharpe was a married father of two when his wife received a diagnoses that would forever change their family.

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Meet Emily Chinn

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

Emily Chinn attended her first Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic in 2013. It was a chance for her and her mum to walk in memory of her grandmother.

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Meet Alana Pirrone

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

In 1994 when Alana Pirrone was just eight-years-old she lost her mother to breast cancer. Four years later she started a family tradition that would span 20 years and three generations.

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Mammogram saves a life

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 17 January 2018

When Meri Rametta went in for a routine mammogram in October last year, she expected it to be just that, routine.

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A peak into the darkness

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 12 January 2018

How do you deal with diagnosis of cancer? How do you feel? What do you say?

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In the name of the mother

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 12 January 2018

Each year the day to day pain we feel when we lose someone close to us fades. It’s still there but as each year passes its sting is not as sharp. But there are always days when the sense of loss is at its most raw.

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Meet Bree McCabe

Posted by RebeccaChristian on 12 January 2018

When someone young loses a battle with breast cancer, the tentacles of grief often extend far and wide. Meet Bree McCabe, a Mother’s Day Classic Community Ambassasdor, who lost her sister-in-law to breast cancer.

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