Classic raises close to $40k
■ The final tally from the successful Karratha Mother’s Day Classic has come in and beaten last year’s result, with a massive $39,995 raised at this year’s event.
Across the nation, $3.1 million was raised at MDC events, which has been donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
There were 957 people who took part in this year’s Karratha event and organiser Rebecca Jarvis said she was thrilled with the end result.
“The money we raised as a community is so important for funding research that is improving the survival rate of women and men affected by breast cancer,” she said.
“As such a high-profile event, the Mother’s Day Classic also plays an important role in raising awareness of breast cancer.
“As someone who’s recently had a family member diagnosed with breast cancer, I can’t stress enough the importance of awareness and regular check-ups for early detection.
“The support from local businesses continues to blow me away — even in tough economic times businesses generously came forward with sponsorship and in-kind donations of goods and services.”
Ms Jarvis said they were already on the hunt for new committee members to join the events team for the 2016 MDC.
“The feedback the committee has received has been really positive and we’re already thinking about how we can make next year even bigger and better,” she said.
“Anyone with experience running community events, who has great local contacts and loves challenges, is encouraged to get in touch.”
Any expressions of interest for joining the volunteer committee can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bookworms children enjoy Father’s Day activities.