It’s time to think pink and sign up for the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run.
Mater Foundation is encouraging Brisbane women to lace up their running shoes and join the 24th annual RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run on Sunday 8 March.
The event is expected to attract a huge crowd of 10,000 sporting pink and purple to celebrate the achievements of women and girls throughout the decades.The RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run will raise much needed funds for women with breast cancer at Mater through Mater Chicks In Pink.
The energy on the day will be celebratory with music, food, prizes and local celebrities Lorna Jane and Channel 9’s Sam Squiers will be taking part in the run.
The race is suitable for all fitness levels and participants will weave their way through the picturesque 5 km circuit that starts at South Bank’s Cultural Forecourt, crosses the Victoria Bridge before completing a loop that finishes near the Wheel of Brisbane.
Mater Chicks In Pink aims to raise more than $330,000 for breast cancer patient care and research at Mater.
Mater Foundation’s Executive Director of Fundraising, Lesley Ray said Mater Chicks In Pink helps more than 1000 Queensland women each year.
“Mater Chicks In Pink is about supporting women in a very tangible way, such as providing a prosthetic bra for every woman who has undergone a mastectomy, hair pieces for women who have lost their hair during chemotherapy, art therapy classes which are considered to be a way for women to express themselves, yoga classes and quick response financial support,” she said.
Breast cancer is still the most common cancer affecting Australian women and seven women still lose their battle with breast cancer every day.
For more information and to register for RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run, visit www.womensdayfunrun.com.au.
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