HAVE A GO: The Mother’s Day Classic organisers want someone to start an event in Warwick.
HAVE A GO: The Mother’s Day Classic organisers want someone to start an event in Warwick. Contributed

Warwick urged to make Mother’s Day a classic

ORGANISERS of Australia's biggest breast cancer research fundraiser are calling on Warwick residents to put up their hands to host an event.

Mother's Day Classic event CEO Sharon Morris said Stanthorpe hosted an event last year, so now it was Warwick's turn.

"We would love to see Warwick host an event this year," Mrs Morris said.

"Cancer touches the lives of so many people and this is a really great way to raise money and connect with other members in your community."

Mrs Morris said if someone in Warwick put their hand up to run the event the association would help out in every way possible.

"They need to register by March 16," Mrs Morris said.

"We provide extensive support, which includes information on running the event, how to approach council, how to go about road closures and even how to deal with the media."

Mother's Day Classic national chair Louise Davidson said participants would tell you there was something special about the atmosphere at the Mother's Day Classic.

"All you need is a park or circuit, some walking shoes and a group of people to come together to walk or run to raise money for vital research."

Ms Davidson said holding a Mother's Day Classic event was also a wonderful way to show support and solidarity to those in the community dealing with breast cancer.

The event will be held on Mother's Day, May 11.

To register or for more information go to www.mothersdayclassic.com.au

 

FAST FACTS

  •  The event has raised over $19.8m for research
  •  Since the Classic started, five year survival rates for women with breast cancer have increased to 89%.


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