20 years of partnership and research impact

The raw numbers speak volume, 21 years, and $33.2 million raised. But what has been the effects on research that are not so easily defined.

In 2017, the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) celebrated 20 consecutive years of partnership with the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC). The following report details how the funds raised by the Mother’s Day Classic has supported an incredible 59 Australian research projects all across the country.

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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 $33 million for breast cancer research and remains the most significant single donor to the NBCF.

In 2018 the Fellowship was awarded to Dr Clare Slaney from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Victoria.

Dr Slaney’s research project is titled: “Using Lessons from toxic shock syndrome to enhance breast cancer immunotherapy.” The fellowship will provide $10,000 to help Dr Slaney further her academic and professional goals.

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