The Mother’s Day Classic fun run or walk is held on Mother’s Day each year in cities and towns across the country to raise money for vital breast cancer research. It started nearly 20 years ago as an initiative of Women in Super and since that time has raised $30.4 million for the cause.

There are now more than 135,000 Australians each Mother’s Day who get up early to take part in this morning walk or run, often in honour or memory of someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer.

Super SA is delighted to be involved in the event again this year as one of the event’s sponsors, specifically the Largest Company, Department and Agencies Team Trophy. Super SA staff will also participate in the walk with their families, as well as volunteering with administration and logistics on the day.

If you wish to take part in the Mother’s Day Classic yourself, you can register through the Mother’s Day Classic site.

Research projects across the nation are supported by the funds raised, including research being conducted here in South Australia. The local research includes topics such as how pregnancy protects against breast cancer, identification of genes and bone specific delivery of compounds to target breast cancer growth in bones, amongst others. You can read more about the projects supported on the Mother’s Day Classic site.

Additionally, you can make a cash donation and support the National Breast Cancer Foundation.