Registrations have now opened for Brisbane’s RACQ fun run, asking ‘chicks in pink’ to help raise $150,000 for women touched by cancer

Brisbane women are putting their best foot forward to conquer cancer in the annual RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run on 9 March.

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, on average, seven women die from breast cancer every single day in Australia.

If these statistics don’t change, this figure will rise to 47 women per day by 2020.

Funds raised from the RACQ fun run will go directly to Mater Chicks in Pink, which provides for the immediate needs of women undergoing treatment, at Mater Hospital in South Brisbane.

Over 8,000 women are expected to be hitting the streets of South Bank in a 5km circuit, including breast cancer survivor, Clancy Follett.

Four years on from her diagnosis, Follett has returned to work full-time as a primary school teacher, but still counts on the support and check-ups from Mater.

“Chicks in pink are fantastic; they helped me out by organising some free Pilates classes and enabled me to start up the Creative Express Art Group as an outlet for breast cancer patients at Mater,” says Follett.

Chicks in Pink also funds babysitting services for women undergoing treatment, therapy programs, specially-fitted mastectomy bras, and the ‘mum, memories and me’ program, which helps terminally-ill women create memory boxes for their children.

Mater is asking women across the Brisbane region to gather their friends and lace up their running shoes to join the run next month.

There is a 5km walk option, as well as the run, to suit women of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Participants and supporters can donate directly to Mater Chicks in Pink or fundraise before the run.

To register for the run, or for more information, visit our event guide.