Mother’s Day in Australia: a day to celebrate the mums in our lives, but also a day singled out to help raise money for a cancer that kills 7 women every day in Australia.
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, 47 will be diagnosed today, and 60,000 Australians are currently living with breast cancer.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Since 1994, NBCF has awarded more than $127 million to around 430 Australian-based research projects to improve the health and well-being of those affected by breast cancer.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
The Mother’s Day Classic (with over 130,000 participants in 100 locations around Australia this year) is a tradition for many families who’ve been impacted by breast cancer, and this year aims to raise $4 million to help NBCF work towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
Here’s hoping it’s a record breaking Mother’s Day Classic this Sunday and a successful year for breast cancer research that will get Australia closer to zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.
And from us, Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums and mums-to-be out there from us at Australian Printed Ribbon (proud to be a parent-friendly Australian business!)
And special thoughts on this day to those whose children are no longer with them, and those women without children who are called to motherhood and invest that love in the community around them; to women who are now mothering their own mother or grieving her loss; the women who are breaking the cycle of parental damage in their own family history; and all for whom this day brings a heartache.