The ‘Women in Super’ Mother’s Day Classic is calling people on the Peninsula support the annual 4km walk/run this Sunday, 10 May down at Balnarring and Somers.
This annual event, in 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 will address the crowd at the 2015 Balnarring and Somers event as will 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 with the involvement of Dromana and Flinders areas we hope to raise more money from the Mornington Peninsula.
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.
The event, initiated by Women in Super, will this year pass the $25 million mark in funds raised for National Breast Cancer Foundation research, achieving a lasting impact on survival statistics and providing research answers for a range of other cancers.
Mother's Day Classic National Chair, Louise Davidson said, “Our event honours those who have faced breast cancer, yet we are getting increasing numbers of participants with no direct links to the disease. They want to take part because they recognise that this is a great cause and a wonderful, healthy family activity to do together.”
Ms Davidson said that for every pink wig and tutu out on the course, there will be participants wearing tribute cards to honour loved ones living with breast cancer and remember those lost to the disease.
So get out your pink tutu, wig or anything else that is pink and register to participate by going on line http://www.mothersdayclassic.com.au and follow the regional events registration links. Online registration closes on May 6th or you can register on the day from 8am.
Local musician Paul Dillon will play as the event warms up by the Pelican Park Recreation Centre.
For more information contact Dianna McKellar at firstname.lastname@example.org
Compiled by Debra Mar