In 10 days’ time the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic will once again bring Australians together on Mother’s Day to celebrate and honour those affected by breast cancer and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
Over 1.5 million people have participated in the Mother’s Day Classic over the past 24 years, making it Australia’s largest fun run and walk for breast cancer research. Now, in 2022, the landmark 25th anniversary of this wonderful event will pump more money into the fight against breast cancer, which is diagnosed in 55 Australians every day.
By getting active for breast cancer research, participants in the annual Mother’s Day Classic have so far helped to donate almost $40 million in funding for 79 breast cancer research projects.
Zara Lawless, Mother’s Day Classic CEO, said: “After two challenging years, we are all set and excited to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Mother’s Day Classic, which is just 10 days away.
“We encourage people to be part of this iconic community fun run and walk in one of 67 event locations nationwide. It is a fun and inspiring way to spend Mother’s Day with your family and friends in major cities, metro areas and regional towns on Sunday, May 8.”
At the major city and metro event locations – in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Darwin, Hobart, Geelong and Western Sydney – there will be the buzz of the event village, live entertainment, music, and food stalls to enjoy throughout the morning.
“It’s great to be welcoming back our traditional Mother’s Day Classic experiences as we unite in celebration of 25 years of impact with communities right across the nation,” Ms Lawless said.
“We encourage participants to head to their locations early so they can soak up the atmosphere, connect with their local community and celebrate this special event with friends and family while raising vital funds for breast cancer research.
This year, we are excited to have 57 local events taking place all around Australia. From Busselton in Western Australia, up to Magnetic Island, Queensland and down to Warrnambool, in Victoria, tens of thousands of local community members will come together to walk and run, and receive their commemorative medallion as they cross the finish line.”
There is still time to register and book your spot for the 2022 Mother’s Day Classic by visiting the event website, mothersdayclassic.com.au, where local course and event information, distance options, event timing and FAQs are all detailed.
“Spots are filling fast, with some timeslots at event locations already at full capacity,” Ms Lawless said.
If you can’t join in for one of the official events on Mother’s Day, you can personalise an event to create your very own Mother’s Day Classic experience and take part on a different day, time or location to suit.
Join tens of thousands of Australians on Mother’s Day to honour those touched by breast cancer and help to make a significant impact by getting active for life-saving breast cancer research.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and sadly, 9 Australians die from it every single day. Together we can improve the lives of the 55 Australians diagnosed with breast cancer each day – now and in the future. In the 24-year history of the Mother’s Day Classic, almost $40 million has been donated to fund game-changing breast cancer research.