Staff from City Fertility Centre are on a mission to make a difference for women by taking part in this year’s Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic fun run.
More than 40 employees from the clinic will don personalised pink shirts when they pound the pavement to raise funds for breast cancer research on Sunday, May 12.
Mother’s Day Classic national manager Sharon Morris said the event had become an important annual landmark for survivors and for the families of those lost to breast cancer – a disease that more than 40 Australian women are diagnosed with each day.
“We have people running and walking in pink fancy dress, teams with quirky names like the Save the Titty Committee and, on a more sombre note, so many people walking with tribute cards naming the people they are walking for who may have been lost to breast cancer,” Ms Morris said.
“We’d encourage people to do the event as a family, group of friends, or a work team – anyone who has participated knows what a special, wonderful vibe is at the event.”
Since Women in Super initiated the event in 1998, five-year survival rates for women with breast cancer have been increasing and now stand at 89 per cent of those diagnosed.
NBCF research projects supported by the Mother’s Day Classic over the past 16 years range from better detection methods to treatment options and ways to improve the quality of life for the growing number of survivors.
If you can’t make it on the day, you can still donate via www.mothersdayclassic.com.au. Registrations are open until the morning of the event on May 12.