With just over a week to go, registrations for the 2018 Mother’s Day Classic are flooding in.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bendigo event with about 15,000 participants taking part since 2008 and almost $450,000 raised for breast cancer research.
Every dollar raised in the classic goes to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to fund life changing breast cancer research.
Research is still desperately needed with figures just released indicating breast cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed for both males and females.
One in eight women will develop breast cancer before age 85 with an anticipated increase in 2018 taking the total to over 18,200 cases this year – that’s 49 new cases diagnosed every day.
Sadly, the death rate is also expected to rise with the estimate at over 3100 each year, or about eight deaths every day.
This year’s registrants come from all walks of life and participate for a variety of reasons.
Many have posted their support for loved ones lost, undergoing treatment or breast cancer survivors.
Some make it their Mother’s Day family tradition to walk and spend precious time together, some just want to support a worthy cause.
Dress in your wackiest pink outfit and help make the 10th Bendigo Mother’s Day Classic the best yet.
Where: Beischer Park, Reservoir Road Strathdale. Start time: 8km run 8am, 4km run 9am, 4km walk 9am
Online registrations: www.mothersdayclassic.com.au/bendigo