Where your money goes

Over the past 24 years, the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation (MDCF) has raised $39.95 million for life-saving breast cancer research.

Since the Mother’s Day Classic started in 1998, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer has increased from 84% to 91%. Research is making a difference, but there is still a long way to go.The Mother’s Day Classic raises funds through community fundraising, online fundraising, donations and registration fees. Once event and administration costs have been deducted, proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to fund life-changing research. MDCF endeavours to keep costs low, so as much as possible can be donated.

A message from Associate Professor Erica Sloan

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation is proud, over the last 23 years, to be the largest single donor to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). NBCF is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research. Their mission is simple, to stop deaths from breast cancer. NBCF is committed to identifying, funding and championing world-class research - research that will help to detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes, and ultimately save lives. NBCF has raised over $181 million to fund 557 world-class breast cancer research projects in Australia, all thanks to generous community fundraisers.

Current research projects

Creating a better tomorrow

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with 1 in 7 women diagnosed in their lifetime. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) aim to stop deaths from breast cancer by Identifying, funding and championing research that will save lives. Every dollar you raise for the Mother’s Day Classic will be donated to NBCF to help to create a better tomorrow for those affected by breast cancer.

Every dollar makes an impact

57 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer today. We all know someone who has been affected in one way or another and that’s why we are committed to raising funds for life-saving research. Every dollar makes an impact, provides hope to those diagnosed with breast cancer and a better future for generations to come.