Pink-garbed walkers take on the Mother's Day Classic.
Pink-garbed walkers take on the Mother's Day Classic.

Walk or run, it’s all for good in Mother’s Day Classic

WHETHER your mum is the active type, enjoys a stroll or wants to help support victims of breast cancer, the Mother’s Day Classic is the perfect event to take her this Sunday.

The event, hosted by Women in Super, aims to “deliver an inspirational community event that celebrates those touched by breast cancer”, as well as raising awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

The 2016 Tin Can Bay Mother’s Day Classic will be held at Les Lee Park at Norman Point in Tin Can Bay for a 6km walk or run around the beautiful township of Tin Can Bay.

On the Day registrations are available from 8am. Official opening, minutes silence and warm up begins at 8:45am before the walk/run starts at 9am.

Registration costs are $25 Adult, $15 Child/Concession, $40 Family (1A+4C) or Family $60 (2A+4C), with all registered participants receiving a medallion and fruit at the finish line.

Non registered supporters are welcome and donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A tribute wall is available for people to write messages of support.

Games, entertainment and a sausage sizzle are will be available after walk before awards are presented at 10:30am.

There will be awards for first male and female runners as well as best dressed family, male and female, so wear your best pink attire!

For more information, contact event coordinator Jess Milne on 0411 218 254 or email soulfromthebelly@gmail.com

More about the Mother’s Day Classic

What started in 1998 as a way to honour those affected by breast cancer and to support research into the disease has grown into Australia’s largest breast cancer fundraiser involving more than 130,000 participants around the nation, raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Increasingly, the colourful event has become a way for groups of families and friends to participate in a healthy, fun activity to kick off their Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Classic CEO Sharon Morris said the event is no ordinary fun run.

"It is a powerful day for families and friends to support breast cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease," Ms Morris said.

"Mother’s Day Classic is not about breaking speed records. Our focus is on participation, whether you walk, run or volunteer. Many people have fun dressing up: you’ll see everything from pink pirates to teams in tutus.

"It is also about fundraising, and this year we have set a new target to provide $4 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life-changing breast cancer research."

"Our support helps the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) with the ultimate goal of no more deaths from breast cancer.NBCF funds life-changing research including better diagnosis and treatment options and improved quality of life after treatment.

"Mother’s Day Classic participants can be confident that 100 percent of fundraising from the event goes straight to NBCF – there’s not many charity events that can say that."

Overall, the Mother’s Day Classic community has raised $27.4 million and funded more than 30 projects, making us the largest fundraiser for breast cancer research in Australia.

Gympie Times


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