Big crowds pound pavement for Warrnambool Mother’s Day Classic | Photos

Crowds of south-west mums gave up the traditional Mother’s Day breakfast-in-bed on Sunday to raise important funds for the  National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Hundreds of people took part in the annual Mother’s Day Classic at Warrnambool, with three-kilometre, four-kilometre and seven-kilometre fun run/walks on offer.

Cool conditions did not deter participants from taking part in the event, which raises important funds for breast cancer research.

Orford horse trainer Anne McGrath, a breast cancer survivor, was ambassador for the 2018 event.

In 2012, Mrs McGrath said she put a cancer check reminder on the table and forgot about it. 

“Then I got another reminder and my daughter put it in my hand and said make an appointment,” she said. “Thank God she did.”

McGrath went through two operations. 

“They didn’t get it all the first time,” she said. “It was very scary because you think they might not get it the next time but they did.”

  • Photographer Morgan Hancock was on hand to capture the action on Sunday morning.


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