11 May 2016

A gratifying day at the 2016 Mother's Day Classic

Sunday 8 May 2016 was a damp day in Melbourne for the nineteenth Mother’s Day Classic.
 
My immediate family; Michelle, Guy, Nikki and James joined me as we walked the Melbourne course around The Tan. Although it was pouring with rain as we left home, by the time we reached the start line the rain was just a sprinkling. Along with over thirty thousand other people, we did our bit to help raise money for breast cancer research.
 
After the runners and walkers had completed the course, there were presentations on stage for the best costumes, biggest team and a few other acknowledgements.
 
Included in those presentations was MDC CEO, Sharon Morris, presenting me with an acknowledgement of my cumulative fundraising efforts (over five campaigns), having exceeded $25,000.
 
Although I accepted the award and it has my name on it, the acknowledgment was really for all of you who have donated to my annual campaign.
 
Thank you.
 
I can’t raise a significant amount of money unless I have a community of people who are willing to dip into their pocket each year and make a donation.
 
 My MDC fundraising campaign for 2016 closes next Monday, 16 May.
 
I am currently the 14th ranked national fundraiser for 2016 and sixth ranked in Victoria with my current donations sitting at $5,535.
 
Would you be prepared to help me do something about breast cancer deaths?
 
Research funding is what makes the biggest difference. All money raised by the MDC goes towards National Breast Cancer Foundation projects across Australia. Currently there are 27 projects.
 
If you would like to donate to my campaign to rid Australia of breast cancer deaths by 2030 please visit my MDC fundraising page and click on the DONATE TO ME NOW link (pink button on the top right).
 
If you have ever received anything of value from me; a blog, an eBook, some advice or coaching, a referral, a book recommendation or anything else of value then, if you haven’t already paid me in some way, please consider showing your appreciation by donating to my campaign.
 
Let’s prevent any more friends, sisters, mothers, grandmothers, wives or daughters from dying of breast cancer. Research has enabled the five-year survival rate for breast cancer to hit 90%, but there’s still so much work to be done to fully understand and treat advanced breast cancer, where the five-year survival rates is only 22%.
 
Thank you for your ongoing support.
 
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