A classic Mother's Day in the Mountains

MORE than 125,000 people across Australia will participate in the Mother's Day Classic this year.

The Mother's Day Classic is the nation's largest fun run/walk that raises money for breast cancer research.

On Sunday 12 May, you can be a part of this special event by joining the inaugural Snowy Mountains team.

The Snowy Mountains Mother's Day Classic 5 km Fun Run at Lake Jindabyne will start at 10.30am and the 3km walk will start at 11am at the Stage area, Clay Pits Lake Jindabyne (Barry Way roundabout) on Sunday May 12.

From 9.30am until 2pm market stalls, entertainment, music, dancing, jumping castle and more combined with the Walk and Run will make it a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Bring your mum, your grandmother, and the whole family for a fun day out while raising funds for breast cancer research. All fundraising from Mother's Day Classic's go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Bronnie Taylor, Acting Director of Cancer Service for the Southern Area Health Network and McGrath Breast Care Nurse and Deputy Mayor of Cooma Shire Council, said the Mother's Day Classic is a fantastic event:

"The Mother's Day Classic brings communities across Australia together on Mother's Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research."

"More than $10.8 million has been raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation' s research programs since the event's inception and we are proud to host an event in the Snowy Mountains and raise extra funds to help find a cure for breast cancer."

Breast cancer affects women all around Australia and impacts of their lives as well as touching the lives of their family, friends and work colleagues.

One in nine Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the age of 85.

The funding raised by Women in Super's Mother's Day Classic has supported 18 researchers across Australia investigating all aspects of breast cancer.

Research has led to improved detection and treatment for the disease resulting in a 27 per cent decrease in mortality since 1994.

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