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Walk or run to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer
Pratten Park, Broadbeach, is the exciting new venue for the start of the 2014 Gold Coast Mothers Day Classic. The new course heads south from Broadbeach, along Hedges Avenue 'Millionaires Row', to Nobby's Beach.
Early-bird registrations close: 9 April 2014 Mailed entries close: 24 April 2014 (to receive your event kit before the event) Online entries close: 8 May 2014 (12 noon) Corporate teams: Payments due by 9 April 2014. Event check-in: Saturday 10 May (1pm-5pm) or Sunday 11 May (from 6am). See website for details.
The first MDCs were held in Melbourne and Sydney in 1998, attracting 3200 entrants. The word quickly spread, and annual participation now exceeds 125,000 entrants. Capital city entrants number from 1400 in Darwin, to a whopping 44,000 in Melbourne. Even the smallest regional centres feel the effects of breast cancer in their communities, and anywhere between 65-3000 people come together in support of women (and men) everywhere. Check out the photo gallery for last year's event on the Gold Coast.
Breast cancer is highly unpredictable. It can strike both men and women. Awareness is key to early detection and treatment. Regular self-examination is highly recommended, and Breast Screen Australia provides services specifically designed for women over 50. Be informed about women's health issues, and talk to your doctor.