Breast cancer: please help me find a way to zero deaths

The Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) walk or run for breast cancer research was established in 1998 – it
started from modest beginnings as a walk in the park and has grown into a major
national community event.

 

From the inaugural events in
Melbourne and Sydney which attracted approximately 3,200 people, the event has
now become an integral part of Mother’s Day morning for more than 135,000
Australians who enjoy getting up early to walk or run and raise money for
breast cancer research.

 

In 2015, a record 105 events across
Australia saw participants and fundraisers raise $3.1 million for National
Breast Cancer Foundation research programs, taking the total raised over 18
years to $27.4 million.

 

Sunday 8 May is Mother’s Day
this year and my family will again be participating in the Mother’s Day Classic
to remember my sister and do something positive to prevent what happened to her
from happening to others. On 18 January, 2012 my sister, Mary, passed away after
fighting breast cancer for nearly four years. She was one month past her 44th
birthday.

 

In December last year, Mary’s husband, Sam and their
son Ned (turned 10 earlier this month) and daughter Lola (8) visited Australia
for the first time since Mary’s death. The joy of seeing them was tempered by
the intense feeling of sadness that Mary would never see what we were seeing –
two delightful children who both reflected different aspects of their mother’s
wonderful personality.

 

In 2015 I set out to
raise $10,000. Thanks to 48 donors I raised $6,510, which ranked me the 4th
highest fundraiser out of over 35,000 Melbourne participants and 11th highest
fundraiser nationally. So far, my four MDC fundraising campaigns have netted
$26,825 in donations. I would like to thank all of you who have made this
achievement possible for me, through your support and contributions during the
past four campaigns.

 

In 2016 I continue my role as a Community
Champion   for MDC.

 

My goal in the next 4 weeks is to raise $10,000  
for breast cancer research, as part of my participation in this year’s MDC.

 

Once again this year I am asking for your help.

 

I willingly provide InSight each week to you for free.
If you have gained at least ten dollars’ worth of value in reading InSight or
my blog, I ask you to demonstrate your appreciation
by donating   $10 to the campaign to beat breast cancer  .

 

Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a
tax invoice for your donation which can be made with Visa, Mastercard or
American Express.

 

To donate please visit my MDC fundraising page and
click on the DONATE TO ME NOW    link (pink button on the
top right).

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