On 18 January 2012 my sister, Mary, passed away three and a half years after her terminal breast cancer diagnosis. 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.
Thanks to 58 donors I raised $8,398.81 for the 2018 Mother’s Day Classic fundraising campaign, bringing aggregate donations across my seven annual MDC fundraising campaigns to $51,781.71.
Thank you to all who have made this achievement possible, through your support and contributions during the past seven years.
In 2019 I continue my role as a Community Champion for the Mother’s Day Classic inspired by the National Breast Cancer Foundation goal of zero breast cancer deaths by 2030.
All proceeds raised from the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life-changing breast cancer research. Since 1998, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised an incredible $35.3 million and funded more than 64 breast cancer research projects across Australia. This research is making a tangible difference to long term breast cancer survivor rates: in 1994 the five-year survival rate for women with breast cancer was 79 per cent and today it’s 91 per cent.
Once again I am asking for your help.
If you have gained at least ten dollars’ worth of value from my blogs I request 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 green Give Now button.
My goal in the next six weeks is to raise $10,000 for breast cancer research, as part of my participation in this year’s MDC. I have also participated in a MDC promotional video for the 2019 event. You can view it here.