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On Sunday 5 March a record 12 000 participants created Brisbane’s largest sea of pink at the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, all in support of women with breast cancer cared for at Mater.
Fundraising also broke previous records with participants and their supporters raising more than $495,000 for Mater Chicks in Pink.
Mater Foundation Chief Executive Officer Nigel Harris said he was thrilled to see the event, which has grown from humble beginnings 26 years ago, reach new heights in 2017.
“For so many, the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run means so much more than a Sunday morning run through Brisbane city,” Mr Harris said.
“The impact of this event on the lives of women with breast cancer, at a time when they need it most, is immediate and truly invaluable.
“Thank you to all who made this year, the best yet.”
Funds raised will go towards providing women with breast cancer tangible support services such as counselling, yoga and art therapy and mastectomy bras, and will also help to fund life-saving research at Mater to better understand and treat breast cancer in the future.
Mater Foundation wishes to thank all of our event partners and sponsors for the incredible support provided, especially our major partners RACQ, rebel, Channel 9 and Hit 105.