Hundreds of participants headed to Victoria Park Lake for Shepparton's Mother's Day Classic, which was one of 88 events held across Australia to raise money for breast cancer research.DARREN LINTON May 12, 2014 3:09am
Victoria Park Lake was shrouded in fog yesterday, but the sea of pink readying for the Mother’s Day Classic was the perfect foil for the gloom.
The event was one of 88 across Australia to raise money for breast cancer research.
Many of those participating have been touched by breast cancer, a disease that kills seven women, on average, every day in Australia.
Judy Mongan was walking yesterday in memory of her mother Joyce Dixon, who died from breast cancer five years ago.
‘‘It is an excellent day, it brings attention to breast cancer and it is nice for those with someone who isn’t here to do it in their memory,’’ Ms Mongan said.
‘‘We called into the cemetery on the way here and I told her what I was doing.’’
Organiser Anne Maclean said the event struck a good balance of commemoration and celebration with a minute’s silence observed before the run and walk starts.
‘‘At the start it is quite solemn when we do the minute’s silence, but we also want to celebrate families and life,’’ Ms Maclean said.
Despite the fog, about 700 people of all ages participated and the fundraising tally is expected to be about $20
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