The Mother’s Day Classic will return for its 21st year in 2019, with cities across Australia turning several shades of pink as they walk and run to raise money for breast cancer research on Sunday 12 May.

More than 53 women will be told of their diagnosis of breast cancer today according to the latest research, with another 53 being told tomorrow. The Mother’s Day Classic gives the community an opportunity to combat these hardships, ensuring a different tomorrow for those suffering from this disease. The Mother’s Day Classic is not like any other fundraising event, with MDC Foundation CEO Sharon Morris wanting to do more than break speed records. “We are all about delivering a fun and inspirational community event that involves celebrating and supporting those touched by this disease,” said Morris. “Our focus is on participation, whether you walk, run, donate or volunteer. It’s a fun morning, with many dressing up: you’ll see everything from pink stormtroopers to teams in fairy wings and dads in tutus,” said Morris.

This is Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraising initiative with funds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for vital breast cancer research. “Our goal is to reach $2.1m for life-saving breast cancer research this year and we need the Australian community to help us get there,” Morris said.

This year’s Mother’s Day Classic walk and run will be held on Sunday 12 May across Australia in close to 90 locations, from capital cities, regional centres and remote towns all around Australia. Brisbane’s event will take place at the Southbank Promenade, with running and walking events starting hourly from 6am. Be sure to register as you prepare to don your pinkest and brightest outfits for this iconic event.

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