Mothers Day classic for breast cancer
JENINE Horrocks is warming up to organise the Monto Mother’s Day Classic run and walk but while she is a runner, she won’t be on the course herself.
“I want to make sure it runs smoothly,” she said.
“Last year we anticipated 75-100 people would take part but we had 169 people turn up.
“Someone said to me ‘why didn’t you run’ and I said ‘I ran to the shops to get more food’.
“I ran the course last week, just to make sure it was all good, so I’ve already done it.” Organising the event, which is one of more than 100 to be held around the country on Sunday to raise awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for research into a cure, is a huge task but Ms Horrocks said it was worth the effort.
“It’s nice to see the community come together,” she said.
“It’s not all about the running either.
“It’s really there for breast cancer awareness and to get people out.”
Runners and walkers will wear tribute cards with messages in memory or support for cancer sufferers.
After the race the cards will be placed onto a tribute wall at the hospital.
“We have a minute’s silence before the run to remember those that we’ve lost and that the disease has impacted,” Ms Horrocks said.
FRONT-RUNNER: Leilah Mitchell was in the lead from the get-go at last year’s Monto Mother’s Day Classic event.