Runners, walkers to see pink at Classic

Organisers of the Women in Super Mother's Day Classic are seeking participants for their annual fundraiser.

What started in 1998 as a way to honour those affected by breast cancer and to support research into the disease has grown into Australia's largest breast cancer fundraiser involving more than 130,000 taking part around the nation, raising money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sponsors include The Athlete's Foot and Brooks.

Increasingly, the colourful event has become a way for groups of families and friends to participate in a healthy, fun activity to kick off their Mother's Day, according to Mother's Day Classic chief executive Sharon Morris.

"It is a powerful day for families and friends to support breast cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease.

"Our focus is on participation, whether you walk, run or volunteer. Many people have fun dressing up: you'll see everything from pink pirates to teams in tutus.

"It is also about fundraising, and this year we have set a new target to provide $4 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund research."

The Mother's Day Classic will be held in more than 100 locations, from capital cities to remote towns all around Australia.

Overall, the Mother's Day Classic community has raised $27.4 million so far and funded more than 30 projects including two on-going research projects.

• Pictured this page: Jacinta Sobey and Jason Mason who both work for The Athlete's Foot

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