We’re all about taking action to create brighter futures: for members, for women and for our community. That’s why we’ve been a proud partner of national run/walk, the Mother’s Day Classic, since the beginning.
Inspired by women
More than 80 per cent of our members are women. And since one in nine women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by age 85, many members know the illness too well: personally, through loved ones, or through work.
We think even one is too many.
The Mother’s Day Classic takes the fight against breast cancer to the streets – literally. Founded and run by Women in Super (a group we helped set up) it raises funds for research that could transform the future for those fighting today – so tomorrow’s women won’t have to.
“It’s a really uplifting day. I ran with four friends, for my mum.
"My husband and two young sons cheered me on from the finish line.”
HESTA member Cassandra Best
Running (and walking) from strength to strength
From small beginnings in 1998, the Mother's Day Classic has grown into one of Australia's largest national charity events – and an integral part of Mother's Day. Each year more people (including the HESTA team) run, walk or volunteer at events across the country.
Most importantly, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised more than $33 million to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In fact, it’s now the foundation’s biggest donor.
Get fit, stand strong, have fun, save lives
It’s more than a fundraiser. The Mother’s Day Classic brings the community together: to remember, to support, to celebrate. It’s emotional, inspiring, and a direct way to help beat breast cancer.
Never experienced a Mother’s Day Classic? It might be time to pull on your trainers, grab a few buddies and sign up.
You’ll be repaid with fun, fitness and pride in helping our next generation look forward to a healthier future.