This year, the Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) is celebrating 20 incredible years of fundraising and raising awareness for breast cancer research and it’s time to get your team together for yet another fun walk/run.
As the major fundraiser for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the MDC has contributed more than $30 million to breast cancer research with more than 1.1 million people walking and running more than 6.5 million kilometres.
On Sunday May 14 2017, more than 105,000 Australians in more than 100 locations around the country will come together for the next MDC classic, united by a common goal.
For MDC regional event manager Allison Hunter, who has staged the Kalgoorlie-Boulder MDC, her passion goes beyond her personal connection to the cause.
“I have close friends who have had breast cancer and the MDC for them is a day where they feel part of the community,” she said. “To see the support of the community on the day, to see everyone in pink, even the guys, on Mother’s Day is amazing. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”
Following her incredible work, her efforts and contributions to the community were recognised this year when she received the citizen of the year award.
“A close friend who is there to support in both parkrun and MDC Grant Wholey put my name forward for the award, I was quite surprised to win it. I was a bit lost for words because I feel like I just do the best for our community,” she said. “It really is an honour to receive the award, and it shows that if you feel your community is in need of events then follow your heart.”
Registrations are OPEN NOW.
Ways you can help:
MDC fun facts
- In 1998 the first event attracted 2500 people, by 2014 that number had hit 135,000.
- The 2016 event attracted 108,000, who walked and ran in 97 locations.
- Oldest competitors in 2016 – A 96-year- old lady named Jean from Sydney
- In 2016, MDC participants walk or ran a combined 473,772km on Mother’s Day.
- Largest amount raised by a single fundraiser in 2016 – $20,124
The MDC is proudly sponsored by ME Bank.
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