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Skipping for Mother’s Day Classic

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The ‘Women in Super’ Mother’s Day Classic attracted well over 400 participates in the Balnarring/Somers area on Sunday, 10 May who braved the elements to complete the annual 4km walk/run.


The annual event, now it’s 3rd year in Balnarring and Somers grows in participation numbers every year to help raise vital funds for breast cancer research.
On the day Jo Lovelock, a recipient of the McGrath Foundation Scholarship and a McGrath Breast Cancer nurse at the Bays Hospital, Mornington addressed the crowd as did National Breast Cancer Foundation board member Maria Wilton and her husband Mark Wood who is a NBCF Ambassador.

Last year the Balnarring & Somers event doubled it’s money raised from its first year in 2013 to $1,400 and this year raised an amazing $8,000 and still counting!
Dianna McKellar told Debra on the RPP FM program The Breakfast Table this week that she was happy with the support of locals and many who were involved wore pink to add to the fun.

Local musician Paul Dillon also played as the event as a warmed up at the Pelican Park Recreation Centre.

Nationally the Mother’s Day Classic, in it’s 18th year with over 104 locations including every capital city, participate in this family-friendly and entertaining event offering people of all ages a chance to raise funds for breast cancer, a disease which impacts one in 8 Australian women.

There was also a Mother’s Day Classic held at Dromana and Flinders.

If you would like to get involved and be a volunteer next year go to http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au and follow the regional links to Balnarring/Somers or contact Michelle Gleeson at michellegleeson13@bigpond.com

Words Debra Mar
Photograph courtesy of Dianna McKellar