New faces for Mother's Day Classic

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 22-Feb-2018

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The Mother's Day Classic is looking to grow ahead of its 10th year.
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BENDIGO will celebrate 10 years of the Mother’s Day Classic fun run on Sunday, May 13.

The annual event sees participants run or walk their way around the picturesque Crook Street Park in Strathdale, with options of either an eight-kilometre or 4km run, or a gentle 4km walk.

All proceeds from the Mother’s Day Classic are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and last year, approximately $2.8 million was raised. 

Since the event began in 1998, more than $33.2 million has been donated by Mother’s Day Classic participants. 

Funds are invested in innovative and promising research that aims to stop deaths from breast cancer by 2030, and includes research to improve detection, develop new treatments and help women and men affected by breast cancer live longer, better lives.

Mother’s Day Classic Bendigo committee member Gaye Harrington said after a decade of overseeing the popular fundraiser, committee members had agreed it was time to step away from the event and to pass the baton on to a new committee to drive the event into the future. 

“We are looking forward to making our 10th year the biggest and best event yet.  We have done a lot to help raise funds for such an important cause, and we have all enjoyed making a contribution and being part of such a fabulous event, but it is time for a change,” Ms Harrington said. 

“Now is the time to announce that the committee plans to step away, so that a new group can come forward, and we can help guide them through the process and what’s involved, and the Mother’s Day Classic in Bendigo can continue to be a great event for many years to come.”

Anyone interested in becoming part of the Mother’s Day Classic committee is encouraged to contact regionalevents@mothersdayclassic.com.au or go to the Facebook page.

More information on the Mother’s Day Classic Bendigo can be found at www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

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