Mother's Day Classic, which is the National Breast Cancer Foundation's major donor, will be held in 99 locations including every capital city - a great and meaningful way to start Mother's Day, Sunday May 11.
For the past 17 years proceeds from the Mother's Day Classic has supported NBCF research projects seeking better detection and prevention methods, treatment options and ways to improve the quality of life for the growing number of survivors.
This year’s Mother’s Day Classic will be held on Sunday, May 11th at the Geraldton Foreshore (in front of the yacht club) registrations can be done online by visiting www.mothersdayclassic.com.au or on the day from 7:30am. Long Walkers commence at 8:30am and Runners and Short Walkers at 9:00am.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women (1% of breast cancer is in men), with about 40 new diagnoses each day.
Through research, supported by the $19.8 million funding to NBCF by Mother's Day Classic since the event began in 1998, the 5 year survival rate for breast cancer patients has grown to 89%.
But, with research, more can be done.
This year, organisers are encouraging participants not just to enter, but to try their hand at fundraising. It's easy to register and to fundraise online at www.mothersdayclassic.com.au.
"The more funds we raise, the faster a cure can be found. Funding research is a great investment in the future," according to Mother's Day Classic national chair Louise Davidson.
"Once you register, it's easy to let your friends, family and broader networks know your fundraising link and they can go online from anywhere in Australia and donate via your fundraising page."
To register, donate, volunteer or find the event closest to you, go to www.mothersdayclassic.com.au