Did you know, a staggering 18 087 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every year, and that number continues to rise.*
On any given day, 50 women* will have their worlds turned upside down when they hear the words 'You have breast cancer', and eight women* will tragically lose their fight against the disease.
These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends—and they need your help.
By raising funds for Mater Chicks in Pink as part of your participation in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run you can make an immediate impact for these women.
The funds you raise will go towards providing personalised, practical support services such as counselling, yoga and art therapy and mastectomy bras for women who have lost one or both breasts. These support services will make life easier for women affected by breast cancer right now, when they need your support the most.
Your fundraising efforts will also be helping to fund life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer in the future.
Ultimately, you’ll be helping to make life easier for women with breast cancer today and saving more lives tomorrow.
*Cancer Australia, 2018