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
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 and
awareness for breast cancer research.
In 2016, more than 107,000 Australians who took part in
the event raised $3 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF).
This takes the total raised since 1998 to $30.4 million.
Sunday 14 May is Mother’s Day this year and my family
will again be participating in the Mother’s Day Classic to remember my sister,
Mary and do something positive to prevent what happened to her from happening
years. She was one month past her 44th birthday. Her husband, Sam,
her son Ned (then 5) and her daughter Lola (then 3) were left devastated, as
were all of us who loved Mary, whether as a sister, daughter, cousin, niece,
friend or colleague.
In 2016, thanks to 72
donors I raised $7,025. So far, my five annual MDC fundraising campaigns have
netted $33,850 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 five campaigns.
In 2017 I continue my role as a Community
Champion for MDC inspired by the MBCF goal of zero breast cancer deaths
by 2030 .
My goal in the next 3 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.
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
To donate please visit my MDC fundraising page and click on the green GIVE
NOW button in the middle of the screen.
Once again, thank you for supporting breast cancer
research and making a contribution towards preventing this devastating disease
which one in nine Australian women have to confront at some stage in
(Ashwell, Herts, UK)