I am surprising mum this year by registering her and myself for the Mother's Day Classic (MDC) at Parramatta Park. This will be her first ever fun run event; we will have to get ourselves some funky pink T-shirts and tutus to fit into the pink theme for breast cancer awareness!
Parramatta Park is a great venue for the fun run event. It is the home of the Old Government House and the Domain (Parramatta Park) which is one of the 11 historic places listed on the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage register.
The park is boarded by the Parramatta River which was re-opened for swimming the summer of 2015, there is abundant green open space, children's playgrounds, running and bike tracks, BBQs, picnic areas, a pond to feed the ducks and three amazing dining venues to choose from - one of which I will surprise mum for lunch or high tea! I am so excited!
According to the Breast Cancer Council statistics:
1. Breast cancer represents 28% of all cancers in Australian women.
2. About 14,000 women are diagnosed yearly.
3. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85. Although it can occur at any age, it is more common in older women.
4. 69% are diagnosed in women aged between 40-69 with 25% diagnosed in women aged 70 and over.
Cancer research is more than just the clinical scientific studies at a cellular level in a laboratory. It also incorporates behavioural studies, extensive computer simulations to highlight the key factors affecting different groups within the community. These research provides invaluable resource to improve cancer diagnosis, treatments and care for cancer patients.
The Macquarie Street Gatehouse Tea Rooms building was built in 1887 and was granted World Heritage Listing by UNESCO in 2007 for its significance to the nation's colonial history, making this the oldest High Tea venue in Australia - how amazing is this fact?!
The Gatehouse Tea Rooms High Tea packages ranges from $39 to $69 with the later including a piccolo (200ml) of Moet & Chandon Champagne.