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Sea of pink celebration starts - Registrations up to 50% off Friday 12 January only

Brisbane’s biggest ‘sea of pink’ celebration aims to raise $620K for breast cancer research

RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run – Sunday 4 March
 

It’s time to rally your friends to join more than 12 000 people at South Bank, Sunday 4 March, in support of women with breast cancer.

People from all walks of life and fitness levels can register to run or walk the scenic 5 km or 10 km Brisbane city river loop of the 27th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run.

Registrations are now open – and up to 50% off is available for one day only on Friday 12 January –  for the annual Mater Chicks in Pink event that unites Queenslanders to raise much needed funds for vital breast cancer research and services.  

Mater Foundation’s Executive Director Lesley Ray encouraged women, their families and friends as well as fitness, community and corporate groups to take part in this year’s event to celebrate women and support breast cancer patients treated at Mater each year.

“We invite you to help create the largest sea of pink along Brisbane’s foreshore with the aim to raise more than $620 000 for breast cancer research,” Lesley said.

“This year’s event theme is ‘Together we are powerful’ which reflects the strength we have as a community, if we band together, in the fight against this devastating disease.

Lesley said “breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women today with approximately 48 women diagnosed with breast cancer every day1.

“Each year, Mater treats and supports more than 1000 patients with breast cancer. Our world-class researchers are doing incredible work to improve our understanding of how, and why, breast cancer spreads and if this knowledge can improve breast cancer treatment and the survival rates.

“But we need your help to fund this life-changing work.

“Whether you are able to walk, run or donate to a participant, together we can achieve our goal and help take further steps towards fighting breast cancer,” she said.

The more than $500 000 funds raised by the community last year allowed Mater Chicks in Pink to provide women with breast cancer thousands of  support items and services and this year the event aims to improve on those results.

The 5 km walk or run course takes the scenic route across the Brisbane River and through Brisbane City Botanic Gardens.  For avid runners and those up for an extra challenge, the 10 Km city loop takes in Brisbane’s scenic South Bank and Brisbane River, crossing the historic Story Bridge and along Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Event and fundraising prizes are available.  Event sponsors include RACQ, Rebel, Channel 9, Hit 105, Garmin, Brooks Running, National Storage, Neals Hire, Australian Defence Force, and Brisbane Road Runners Club.

Registration is open now and up to 50% off is available for one day only on Friday 12 January.

 Don’t miss Brisbane’s biggest celebration of women! Register now at www.womensdayfunrun.com.au

1 http://www.breastcancer.org.au/

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