An amazing $3.1Million has been donated from this year’s Mother’s Day ClassicJuly 30th, 2015
Staff representing the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) were thrilled to accept a cheque of $3.1 million from the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic on Wednesday 22 July.
Since the Mother’s Day Classic began in 1998, it has raised more than $27 million to support vital, life-changing breast cancer research in Australia. In fact, the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is the single largest donor to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. NBCF would especially like to thank Women in Super, the sponsors (ME, 12WBT, The Athlete’s Foot, Brooks, HESTA, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Star) and of course the volunteers who replicated the event across the country, with more than 125,000 Australians joining in this year and a record number attending regional events, held across 105 centres this year.
Funds raised through the Mother’s Day Classic have had a positive and significant impact on women with breast cancer, and have specifically helped to:
- Investigate better, less invasive methods of detecting breast cancer
- Understand the information needs women have when they are diagnosed with breast cancer
- Increase understanding of why some breast cancer cells become resistant, or stop responding to treatment, and
- Improve the follow-up and survivorship of women after breast cancer treatment, through exercise interventions.
NBCF was founded in 1994 on the belief that research is the most effective way to reduce the impact of breast cancer and eventually, eradicate it altogether. Since then, the NBCF has provided more than $115 million in funding to more than 400 research projects across Australia.
We are proud of our role in administering grants for life-changing Australian research. And we are grateful and honoured for the ongoing support of the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic.