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Mothers' Day Classic Fun Run / Walk 2014

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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.

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GC MDC 2013 (source: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au)


The Mothers' Day Classic (MDC) is an annual charity event in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, with a 4km walk or 8km walk/run.

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GC MDC 2013 (source: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au)


Events are planned for all capital cities and across the country, from Warrnambool to Wagga Wagga, Port Headland to Port Macquarie, Jindabyne to Tom Price, and Hamilton Island to Kangaroo Island.

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Gold Coast community spirit (source: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au)


The MDC website is where you go to register, volunteer, set up a fundraising page, or share your stories on the Online Tribute Wall.

Join in as a volunteer (source: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au)


Important Dates for Gold Coast Event

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.



History of the Event

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.

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Family fun (source: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au)


Breast Cancer Awareness

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.



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Why? To raise awareness and save lives
When: Mothers' Day, Sunday 11th May 2014, from 6am
Phone: 1300 132 891 or events@chem.net.au
Where: Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
Cost: $35pp (early bird) $45pp (post early bird)
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