There will still be time for breakfast in bed for the mothers of the shire on Mother’s Day this Sunday, but not so much time for lingering for those who want to join in the fun run/walk in Brunswick Heads that raises funds for breast cancer research.
This year locals have the opportunity to be part of the Mother’s Day Classic, an Australia-wide event that will involve 90,000 people across the country, all running and walking to raise money to fight the disease that affects one in nine Australian women by the age of 85.
“The Mother’s Day Classic brings communities across Australia together on Mother’s Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research,” said event organiser Nicole McAuley.
“You can be a part of this special event by joining the inaugural Brunswick Heads team.
“More than $5.7 million has been raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s research programs since the event’s inception, and we are proud to host an event in Brunswick Heads and raise extra funds to help find a cure for breast cancer.
“Breast cancer affects women all around Australia and impacts of their lives as well as touching the lives of their family, friends and work colleagues.”
The funding raised by the Mother’s Day Classic has supported 18 researchers across Australia investigating all aspects of breast cancer, and research has led to improved detection and treatment for the disease, resulting in a 27 per cent decrease in mortality since 1994.
Nicole McAuley, together with the Brunswick Heads Mother’s Day Classic Organising Committee and Byron Shire Council, are hosting the event.
The Brunswick Heads Mother’s Day Classic 4km walk starts at Banner Park, The Terrace, at 9am in Brunswick Heads on Sunday.
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