Mother’s Day Classic needs your help
THE Mother’s Day Classic (MDC) in Torquay is looking for “passionate and organised” people to pick up the baton and keep the event going this year.
The MDC is held in more than 100 locations across Australia, from capital cities to remote towns and has grown into Australia’s largest breast cancer participants and raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Morris said the event was no average 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.”
Volunteers organise the regional events, and Ms Morris said there were plenty of tools and resources available to help locals set up their event.
“It only needs a few determined, motivated people to form a committee and make an enormous difference – your inspiration is to help cure breast cancer.”
One such organiser is Kim Waltson, a was inspired to start an MDC in Lilydale by her mother’s battle with breast cancer and is back again to make the 2016 event even bigger.
“My strongest memory was from the actual day. I’d been distracted trying to set up the event in the rain, and hadn’t noticed participants starting to arrive.
“I turned around to see hundreds of people had come out in the pouring rain to take part. It was at the point I realised just how important the Mother’s Day Classic was to the community. All our hard work was worth it.”
If you think you can help keep Torquay MDC alive, email Emma Neely on [email protected]