RACQ International Women's Day Fun Run raises $1.5 million

Thousands take to Brisbane streets for annual Mater breast cancer fundraiser.

The 30th RACQ International Women’s Day Fun Run raised more than $1.5 million for Mater Chicks In Pink for the support of women with breast cancer and research into the disease.

Thousands took to the streets of Brisbane on 7 March for the 5km run or walk, with many also taking part virtually for the first time.

RACQ IWD Fun Run 2021

RACQ General Manager Marketing and Membership Renee Davidson said the event provided a warm and supportive environment for women and their families impacted by breast cancer.

“Every day in Australia 50 women have their world turned upside down when they’re told they have breast cancer,” Ms Davidson said.

“It’s a devastating diagnosis for them and their families but Mater Chicks in Pink offers support through their incredible fundraising efforts. 

RACQ IWD Fun Run 2021

“This money is used to fund lifesaving research to help us better understand how to treat this insidious disease.

“It’s for this reason we’re incredibly proud to have sponsored the event for the 11th straight year and delighted by the participation and support from Team RACQ.”

Team RACQ raised more than $10,000 for the cause with 195 staff either running in Brisbane or virtually, volunteering or providing roadside and towing support.

Story: Andrew Van Der Beek
Photos: Dave Pattinson