Every dollar you raise helps us get closer to finding a cure

How your donations are making a difference

Over the past 25 years, 1.5 million Mother’s Day Classic participants have donated nearly $40 million to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund life-saving breast cancer research. These funds are helping researchers to undertake research that will help us detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes, and ultimately save lives.

Since 1994, the 5-year survival rate has increased from 76% to 91.5% - statistical proof that research is making a difference. Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and there’s a long way to go before women stop losing their lives to this awful disease.

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Highest individual fundraisers

Highest team fundraisers

How to fundraise

Make a difference by raising vital funds for life-saving breast cancer research.

When you register for the Mother’s Day Classic, you will receive a fundraising page to help you collect donations online. When you finish registration, you’ll be prompted to visit your page and you can click ‘invite a friend’ to get started. From there, you can input their email address and hit send!

The best way to get donations is by sharing your page on Facebook! Let your family and friends know why you’re raising funds for the Mother’s Day Classic and how they can support you. When you log in to your dashboard, you can click ‘Share on Facebook’ at the top of the page.

Dollar matching

If you are fundraising with a work team, ask your employer to dollar match so that you can make an even bigger impact! Check out some of the inspiring organisations who are dollar matching in 2022... 

If you are dollar matching in 2022, we’d love to give you a shout out! Complete the form here

Host a fundraising event
You may also like to host an in-person fundraising event with your team. Here are some ideas to get you thinking...

  • Bake sale
  • Morning Tea
  • Pink Day
  • Games night
  • Zoom trivia
  • Fitness challenges
  • Training walks

Before getting started, please request an authority to fundraise letter here.

In doing this, you’ll be informing MDC of your activity and we’ll be able to provide an authority to fundraise letter to help your participants understand more about how their donations are making an impact.

Fundraising Classic Champions & legends

Classic Champions and Legends are participants who have raised over $25K and $100k, respectively, for the Mother’s Day Classic over the years. We thank them for their amazing dedication to helping find a cure for breast cancer.

NB: Unfortunately, we don’t have records for the years before 2008, however we would like to offer the opportunity for long-time fundraisers to email us to tell us if they have raised more than $25,000 over time and in which case they may also be included in the club. Please email:

Make a donation

Make a once-off donation to breast cancer research in 3 easy steps:

  1. Fill in the amount you would like to donate
  2. Enter your name, credit card details and email
  3. You will receive an email confirmation and tax-deductible receipt

Make a difference now