Women in Super has jump-started Breast Cancer Awareness Month with funds from its Mother’s Day Classic (MDC), with MDC presenting the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) with a cheque for $2.1 million raised at the event last night.
The $2.1 million is tagged to fund key breast cancer research projects, and brings the total amount raised from the run earlier in the year to $35.3 million.
MDFC chief executive, Sharon Morris, said that the donation was a testament to all the people who made the MDC possible.
“Our incredible volunteer network allows us to host 87 separate events on Mother’s Day and as well as raise vital funds for breast cancer research. Without the hard work of hundreds of volunteers, it would simply not be possible,” Morris said.
“Research is saving lives, and there is no doubt that targeted breast cancer research is positively impacting breast cancer survival rates. Since 1994, the five-year survival rate has improved from 76 per cent to 91 per cent.”