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Fast facts about breast cancer and the Mother's Day Classic

  • The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser with funds raised going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund game-changing breast cancer research.
  • In 2018, 100,000 participants walked, ran, volunteered and cheered at 87 events across the country.
  • An outstanding 2.1 million was raised in 2018, bringing the overall total raised by the Mother’s Day Classic to $35.3 million.
  • Since the inception of the Mother’s Day Classic in 1998 we have funded 64 Australian research projects and over 250 scientists.
  • One in seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • 53 new cases are diagnosed every day.
  • In 2019, it is estimated that 3,090 people will lose their life to breast cancer, including 32 men. That’s 8 women losing their life to breast cancer every day in Australia.
  • Since 1994, the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer has improved from 76% to 91% – statistical proof that research is positively impacting survival rates.
  • Improvements in survival are attributed to earlier detection of breast cancer through regular mammograms and improved treatment outcomes for breast cancer – which is why funding research is so vital.
  • Our goal is to reach $40million in funds raised for breast cancer research by 2020.
  • We support the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
  • Everyone who participates in the Mother’s Day Classic is helping to fund essential research that will improve the lives of anyone touched by breast cancer.
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