Where your money goes
Since 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised an incredible $33.2 million and funded more than 50 breast cancer research projects across Australia. Research has made a real impact over the last 20 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.
All proceeds raised from the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life-changing breast cancer research. By funding research we can make a real difference to those diagnosed with breast cancer – now and in the future.
20 years of partnership and research impact
The raw numbers speak volume,
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.
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.