80,000 people nationwide have turned out for the 2024 Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic, to celebrate and honour those impacted by breast and ovarian cancer and fund research into these deadly diseases.

Australia’s biggest fun run and walk for breast and ovarian cancer research was held at 75 locations in major cities, metro areas and regional towns across the nation. People also took part in the annual fundraiser by choosing a day, a time and a location that suited them in their own local area.

In 2024, the Mother’s Day Classic took a monumental step, broadening its focus on women’s health and stopping cancer in its tracks, with the introduction of the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF) as a second beneficiary of the funds raised by thousands of Australians this Mother’s Day.

This bold initiative has been strongly supported by the community with attendance and fundraising up by 20% from previous years.

Over the last 27 years, 1.6 million participants have taken part in the Mother’s Day Classic donating more than $44 million for vital breast cancer research to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Over this period the five-year relative survival rate for those diagnosed with breast cancer has improved from 84% to 92%. In 2024, the new partnership with OCRF will aim to improve the statistics that currently see ovarian cancer claiming the life of a woman every eight hours in Australia with a five-year relative survival rate of just 49%.

With proceeds from the 2024 Mother’s Day Classic donated to both the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation, participants have been able to choose to support and fundraise for breast cancer research, ovarian cancer research or both. Fundraising remains open until 30 June 2024 and the final donation will be revealed in August.

Donations can still be made at