Stawell's Mother’s Day Classic "a great community event"

The community dressed in pink to run, walk and spectate for Stawell’s fifth Mother’s Day Classic. 

The event raised money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  

“It was a cold day, but everyone was happy to be there,” one of Stawell Mother’s Day Classic organisers Kerry Wilson said. 

160 people registered for the event and $10,000 was raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation at the Classic. 

“This came from donations, selling raffle tickets” and other areas, Ms Wilson said. 

The event started with a minute silence.

“This is when it hits home for why we do it,” Ms Wilson said. 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women nationally, with eight women dying from the disease each day. 

The NBCF is funding research, to work towards a goal of zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030.

The Mother’s Day Classic is a fundraiser which assists the NBCF to achieve this. 

After the minute silence, zumba warmed the crowd up and was “lots of fun”. 

Participants could choose between a 8km, 4km and 400m run or walk.

Ms Wilson said people from all parts of the community participated in the event. 

“We put a call out for sport teams to be involved and the Swifts participated.” 

“I would like to say a huge thanks to all of our volunteers,” Ms Wilson said. 

“It was a great community event.”