Classic has now finished.
On Sunday morning 12 May 2013 more than 130,000
Australians, in a record 74 locations, came together to walk or run for
breast cancer research and to show their respect for those affected by
breast cancer, contributing to the lasting impact the
Women in Super Mother’s Day Classichas had on breast
cancer research in Australia.
In memory of my sister,
Mary (pictured, right with
her son, Ned and daughter, Lola), who died of breast cancer last year, I
set out to raise $10,000 and finished up, thanks to 131 donors ,
raising $7,330 , which ranked me the 6th largest
fundraiser out of 35,547 Melbourne participants and 16th
largest fundraiser nationally.
Fundraising is expected to total
well in excess of $4 million, on top of the $14.8
million raised in previous years. This has made
Mother’s Day Classicthe biggest single donor to the
National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), supporting research projects
into detection, prevention, treatment and ultimately finding a cure.
- Breast cancer
is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia.One in eight
women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.By 2020, 17,210
women are projected to be diagnosed with breast cancer every year in
Australia. This is an average of 47 women every day.On average,
seven women die from breast cancer every day in Australia.I was thrilled to be one of the 14 people nationally
selected as a MDC Community Ambassador to help raise awareness of the
Mother’s Day Classic and how the fundraising effort helps prevent more
Australian women from dying of breast cancer.
As part of my fundraising I had 16 books to give away
and by now all of the winners (Margaret Harris, Sue Heather, Ben Jones,
Ian Hamilton, Clive Murden, Jeanette Hockney, Sharon Vandermeer, Teri
Moxham, Ross Butler, Ross Buckley, Matthew Sampson, Janie Thomas,
Jacquie Molloy, Tom Stockdale, Brian Barry, Glenn Crawford and Nicki
Kite) should be in possession of their respective prizes.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Mother’s Day
Classic, either by donating to my campaign, donating to someone else’s
MDC campaign or by participating in the MDC themselves.
You have all made an important contribution towards
to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s BIG, long term aspirational
goal ‘zero death caused by breast cancer by 2030 ‘.I hope you will support my MDC fundraising next year.