Where your money goes
Since 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised over $37 million and funded 70 breast cancer research projects across Australia. Research has made a real impact over the last 22 years with survival rates increasing. But there is still more work to be done as eight women – our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and friends – are still losing their lives to breast cancer each day.
The Mother’s Day Classic raises funds through community and online fundraising, donations and registration fees. Once event and administration costs have been deducted, all proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life‑changing research. MDCF endeavours to keep costs low so as much as possible can be donated.
By funding research we can make a real difference to those diagnosed with breast cancer – now and in the future.
Mavis Robertson Fellowship
The Mavis Robertson Fellowship was established in 2011 and is awarded each year to a female Principal Investigator considered by NBCF to exhibit the greatest promise as a leader in breast cancer research in Australia.
Mavis Robertson was a founder of the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic and a Trustee of NBCF for over 10 years. Since 1998 the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic has raised over $37 million for breast cancer research and remains the most significant single donor to the NBCF.
In 2019 the Fellowship was awarded to Dr Zhi Ling (Joyce) Teo from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.
Dr Teo’s research project is titled: “Characterising the molecular and immune landscapes of metastatic breast cancer using a rapid autopsy program.” The fellowship will provide $10,000 to help Dr Teo further her academic and professional goals.