Where Your Money Goes

Over the past 26 years, the Mother's Day Classic community has donated $44 million for life-saving breast cancer research.

Thanks to research, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer has increased from 84 per cent to 92 per cent since the Mother’s Day Classic started in 1998.  There’s still more to be done to achieve the goal of zero deaths from breast cancer.

Tragically, treatment advances in ovarian cancer have been limited, and treatment approaches have barely changed in 30 years.  The survival rate for ovarian cancer is just 49 per cent and there remains no early detection test.

This is why the Mother’s Day Classic has decided to go further in 2024 and invite our participants to run or walk in support of ovarian cancer research, in addition to breast cancer research.

Participants in the 2024 Mother's Day Classic event will be provided with the option of taking part in support of and fundraising for breast cancer research, ovarian cancer research or both – it’s up to you!

In 2024 we will partner with both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation to fund game changing research that is focussed on saving women’s lives.  We will continue to raise funds through community fundraising, online fundraising, donations, merchandise sales and registration fees.

Once event and administration costs have been deducted, proceeds will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) to fund life-changing research. Mother's Day Classic Foundation will continue to endeavour to keep costs low, so as much as possible can be donated.


National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation funding world-class breast cancer research towards their vision of Zero Deaths from breast cancer. 

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The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF)  dedicated to raising funds for the most innovative ovarian cancer research with the most significant long-term impact.

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Current Research Projects

How Your Donations are Making a Difference

Creating a Better Tomorrow

Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia with 1 in 7 women diagnosed in their lifetime. Incidence of breast cancer in men is also on the rise with 1 in 600 men diagnosed in their lifetime. We all know someone who has been affected in one way or another.

NBCF aims to stop deaths from breast cancer by identifying, funding and championing research that will save lives. Funds raised 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

This year, it is expected that 9 Australians will die from breast cancer each day. 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.