Off and running — 15th annual Mother’s Day Classic

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 @ 11:27AM

The 15th annual Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk to raise funds for breast cancer research got under way in towns and cities across Australia today.

Minister for Sport Kate Lundy today thanked all participants for getting together with friends, family and colleagues to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

“The Mother’s Day Classic is now in its 15th year and whether you run, jog, walk or stroll, this great event is a way to remember loved ones and celebrate the lives of breast cancer survivors on a very special day for all mothers,” Senator Lundy said.

“Since 1998, half a million men, women and children have raised more than $10.8 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research programs.

“Participants in the Mother’s Day Classic events across Australia – including Darwin for the very first time – are not just doing something healthy and fun they’re doing their bit to support quality, cutting-edge research.”

A record 51 events will be held across Australia, and with an increased numbers of registered runners and walkers, organisers hope to raise $4.2 million.

“Congratulations to Women in Super, the many hundreds of volunteers and the sponsors for their ongoing work and for the enormous effort they put in to stage such a quality event every year to benefit of others,” Senator Lundy said.

For more information about the National Breast Cancer Foundation research programs visit http://www.nbcf.org.au/

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