Mother’s Day Classic 2013May 13th, 2013
Since the event began in 1998, each year more and more regional communities are getting behind the event, showing a growing support for breast cancer research nationwide. Last year, a record 88 regional locations plus 11 capital city and major metropolitan events around Australia took part, raising $4.5 million to fund National Breast Cancer Foundation research. Nichola has been organising the Mother’s Day Classic in Bundaberg, Queensland, for the past couple of years. Like many participants and volunteers, she was inspired to take part because a close friend was living with breast cancer. “I knew I wanted to get involved in the event but there was nowhere in Bundy to do it,” she says, “so I started my own.”The Mother’s Day Classic is about much more than crossing the finish line. It’s an opportunity for friends and family to gather and show support for a cause close to their hearts. While there’s a lot of fun to be had and a fair share of colourful costumes and pink cowboy hats, the event is also very moving.“A minute of silence is held at the beginning. You can feel the emotion in the air as people reflect on loved ones who have faced the disease.” – NICHOLANichola encourages others to follow in her footsteps and walk, run or volunteer to support NBCF. Anyone can get involved, no matter what their age or fitness level. “My 91-year-old grandmother made it to the halfway mark one year,” says Nichola. “And she has a walking frame!”DATE: Sunday 10 May 2015 VISIT: mothersdayclassic.com.au
CHOOSE YOUR PACE and get behind the Mother’s Day Classic this year. In 2015, the event will be held in all capital cities, major metropolitan and regional locations across Australia. Visit the website to register today, and make your Mother’s Day meaningful and memorable.