Run or walk for cancer research

Registration is open for Australia’s biggest breast cancer research event, the annual Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic. Every Mother’s Day for the past 15 years, Australians have walked or run to fund research and honour those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

More than a quarter of a million Australians have participated in past Mother’s Day Classic events, and you can too this year by registering at www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

At the 2012 Mother’s Day Classic more than 125,000 participants in 53 locations around the nation raised a record $4 million, bringing the overall total raised to $14.8 million.

This makes the Mother’s Day Classic Australia’s largest funder of National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research programs. Since Women in Super initiated the event in 1998, 5 year survival rates for women diagnosed with breast cancer have been increasing, and now stand at 89% of those diagnosed.

ME Bank contributed significantly to the 2012 event as major sponsor, a position it will hold again in 2013.

The 16th annual event, on Sunday 12 May 2013, is open to all ages and fitness levels and participants range from large teams brightly and creatively dressed in pink costumes, through to inter-generational family groups and running enthusiasts.

The more funds we raise, the faster a cure can be found

Mother’s Day Classic National Chair, Louise Davidson, said there was a wonderful community feel to each event, allowing people to show support for those who have been touched by the disease, as well as to support vital research.

“Make Mother’s Day a memorable and meaningful day by registering now. Anyone who has experienced a Mother’s Day Classic event knows what a special vibe there is to the morning,” Ms Davidson said.

“Whether you walk, run, cheer, fundraise or volunteer, by taking part you’re helping to fund essential research – the more funds we raise, the faster a cure can be found.”

Just registering for the event helps fund new research into prevention, detection, treatment and cure – and every extra dollar raised beyond registration helps even more. There are great prizes for top fundraisers in each state.

“By setting up an online fundraising page and asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor your walk or run, you will help make a bigger investment of funds for future generations of women with breast cancer,” Ms Davidson said.

To register or for more information go to www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

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