On Sunday the 15th of May 2015, 1200 brave and enthusiastic runners assembled at Melbourne’s Alexandra Gardens to partake in the annual Mother’s Day Classic. Among them was our very own C&W team.
Since its inception, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised over $24 million for breast cancer. To commemorate this massive achievement, here are three things to keep in mind about breast cancer:
Breastcancer is a serious issue. Excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women in Australia. On average, 7 women die from breast cancer every day in Australia.
Breast cancer doesn’t just affect women. One in eight women and one in 688 men will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Unfortunately, men with breast cancer often have worse survival rates than women.
There is hope yet. Breast cancer survival rates have increased to 89%, up 6% since the Mother’s Day Classic began in 1998. So we can’t give up now!