Kangaroo Point to Welcome Sea of Pink as International Women’s Day Fun Run Returns

International Women’s Day

A sea of pink will pass across the top of Kangaroo Point as the International Women’s Day Fun Run returns in March 2022.

Did you know that 1 in every 7 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime? Cancer Australia estimates that in 2021 alone, about 20,000 women would have been diagnosed with the disease. Many of these breast cancer patients are being treated and supported at Mater Hospitals.  

To celebrate International Women’s Day and raise funds for Mater Chicks in Pink, a sea of runners and walkers in pink shirts will come rushing across Australia this coming Sunday, 6 March 2022 for the 31st RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run. 

Last year’s Fun Run attracted 3,400 participants and raised $1.5 million, which RACQ  hopes to duplicate this year. Half of the total funds raised in the 2021 event went to Mater Foundation’s breast cancer research whilst 25 per cent went to investment in new technology and another 25 per cent went to patient support services. 

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“Breast cancer is a devastating disease, but each year Mater is making new advances in its treatment because of the advanced research and improved technology that our supporters make possible,” Mater Foundation Executive Director Andrew Thomas said.

“Every step in the RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run is a step towards beating breast cancer.”

Photo credit: RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run / Facebook

This year’s Brisbane and regional Your Fun Run, Your Way events registration open on 24 January 2022. The Brisbane event will feature a 5km course that will start at South Brisbane, cross the iconic Story Bridge and pass along the top of Kangaroo Point before finishing at the City Botanic Gardens.

Fun activities, competition and services await participants at the Finisher’s Village. Event finishers are also encouraged to share their special message honouring a special someone on the Virtual Tribute Wall.

So far, over 85 per cent have been sold out, so click here and secure your entry now and make sure to plan your day for the said event. You can also be a ‘breast friend’ by donating directly or supporting a fundraiser via this link.